Docket Entry, circa 12 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]

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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. . Augustus Staff[o]rd, , 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.— representd that there should
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 Jame[s] Goff— 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]
door to be forced and the press was broken & type pied in the street.
James Jackson sworn— 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 place
John Kay. Robert Cleft. Augustus A. Farnhom. . Augustus Stafford, , John Gleasan sworn
.— confirm the statenet statement of previous witnesses. Pullin calld for and the officr commanded silence. ’s threats have been lavish toward Gen Smith & for a long time.— has threatend injury upon them and the property of the Smiths,— his conspiracies & threats have not been a little.—
sworn— some 3 or 4 weeks ago— said said he would go his death vs. Joseph Smith & . said “ I know my course 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 General 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 injure his character.
John Hughs— Joseph Daton & sworn and James Goff— 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 years 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, & property.
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. heard thretn to shoot gen Smth at s [’s] store [p. 109]
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