Indictment, circa 10 April 1839 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Arson]
Indictment, [Honey Creek Township], Daviess Co., MO, ca.  Apr. 1839, State of MO v. Gates et al. for Arson (Daviess Co., MO, Circuit Court 1839); handwriting of ; docket and notation by with signature presumably of Robert P. Peniston Sr., [Honey Creek Township, Daviess Co., MO], [ca. 10 April 1839]; four pages; private possession. Photocopy in Max H Parkin, Collected Missouri Court Documents, CHL.
In the Circuit Court April Term eighteen hundred and thirty nine
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the body of the State of County of aforesaid upon their oath present that , , Joseph Smith Jr, , , , , , , , Washington Voorhiess, , — James Worthington, , , , — , , , late of said County of , on the first day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight about the hour of ten oclock in the night time of the same day with force and arms at the County of aforesaid feloniously unlawfully and maliciously, did set fire to and burn a Certain dwelling house of one there situate, with intent then and there to defraud, and injure the said ,— And the Jurors aforesaid against the form of the s[ta]tute in such Case made and provided and against the the peace and dignity of the
And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said , , , Joseph Smith Jr— — , , , , , Washington Voorhies, , , , James Worth[ington] , , [p. ]