Docket Entry, circa 12 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Docket Entry, , Hancock Co., IL, ca. 12 June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); Nauvoo Municipal Court Docket Book, pp. 108–110; handwriting of ; CHL. Includes redactions.
door to be forced and the press was broken & type pi[e]d in the street.
James Jackson swo[r]n— confirmd the statements of prevous witnesses, heard no noise. on opening the door. most of the confusion he heard was & his company throwing blackguard to the possee which they did not regard. saw the whole procedings till they were dismissed. all was done in order, s blackguard was not answerd to at all by the ranks, heard nothing said about shooting, heard some one damn the City authorities understood it was . was a stranger in this plac[e]
John Kay. Robert Cleft. A[ugustus] A. Farnhom. . , , John Gleasan sworn
said.— confirm the statenet [statement] of p[r]evious witnesses. Pullin calld for and the officr commanded silen[c]e. ’s t[h]reats have been lavish toward Gen Smith <& > for a long time.— has threatend injury upon them and their<& the> p[r]operty of the Smiths,— his conspira[c]ies & threats have not been a little.— representdthatthereshould
sworn— some 3 or 4 weeks ago— said said he would go his death vs. Joseph Smith & . said “he <I> kn[o]w his <my> course was <is> wrong but if I stop I shall get hell & if I go on I shall get only hell,— and would do what he intended. at the risque of his life,”— and would destroy the Gene[r]al if possible.— said the council had orderd the press destroyd. & who lays his hands on the press it is death to them.” has frequently heard tell lies about the Generl— to inju[r]e his chara[c]ter.
John Hughs— Joseph Daton & sworn and — John Hughs— said. said by God all I want to live for is to see this sink down to the lowest Hell & by God it shall. <just> proirs [prior] to the s arrving. on the 10th.. said 2 ye[a]rs this june,— confssed he was concernd with in his iniquity and had a bad disorder, said he knew his charater was ruined . . . from time to time sinc that witness knew. had been threting [threatening] Gen Smiths charcter, & prope[r]ty.
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. heard thretn to shoot gen Smth at s [’s] store [p. 109]