Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838, Copy and Letter [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]
Minutes and Testimonies, [, Ray Co., MO], 12–29 Nov. 1838, State of MO v. Gates et al. for Treason (Fifth Judicial Circuit of MO 1838). Copied with letter ca. late 1838–ca. early 1839; unidentified handwriting; fifty-one pages; Mormons Collection, 1813–1970, Missouri History Museum.
did most of the talking, but most all of them had something to say—: And further this deponent saith not
X <his mark> Thomas M. Odle
a witness for the State, produced sworn & examined deposeth & saith:
I was in when the Mormons made an attack upon it, which took place one thursday in October. All the persons that were there left the , and the mormons as I believe they were, to the number of about 150 or 200 all armed took possession of the , & the store and other houses were burnt, as I learned that evening. And further this deponent saith not.
X <his mark> —
Jeremiah Myers <Allen Rathbun> a witness for the state produced sworn & examined deposeth <& saith>:
On the day before the battle with . I was in , and early in the morning one of the defnts. here asked me to help him grease his waggon; I did so and asked him where he was going. He said he was going out to ’s in , that there were about 40 Bee-stands there, that they were going for— Directly after, I was down at ’s store, in , there was a company of ten or a dozen men there, with two or three waggons I heard ask for Brimstone; some of the company said they had two pounds. answered that will would do— one of the Defents. here gave the word of command [p. ]