Indictment, circa 10 April 1839, Copy [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]
Indictment, [Honey Creek Township], Daviess Co., MO, [ca. 10 Apr. 1839], State of MO v. Gates et al. for Treason (Boone Co., MO, Circuit Court 1840). Copied 20 April 1839; handwriting of ; certified by , 20 Apr. 1839; docket and notations by , [Honey Creek Township, Daviess Co., MO], [ca. 10 Apr. 1839]; notation by , [Columbia, Boone Co., MO], 12 July 1839; twelve pages; document destroyed. Photocopy at State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia. Includes seal.
In Circuit Court April Term Eighteen hundred and thirtynine
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the Body of the County of aforesaid, upon their oath present that , , , Joseph Smith Jr, , , , , , , , , , , , Sidney Tanner [Turner], David Carns, , James Worthington, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Ebenezer Page, Finl[e]y Page, , , , Benj. Durphee and late of the County of [blank] being Citizens of our said not having the fear of God in their <hearts> nor weighing their Allegiance, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil as false Traitors against the Laws of our said . And wholly withdrawing the Cordial love and true <and due> obedience, which Every true and faithful Citizen of our said should and of wright ought to bear towards the laws of our said , and contriving and with all their strength intending Traitorously to Break and disturb the peace and <common> tranquility of this State of and to stir and move and Excite Insurection, Rebellion [p. ]