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.
There was some property brought into by the Mormons as their own, this was not deposited with the , but they took it themselves. And further this deponent saith not.
-[At this stage of the examination the following named defendents James Newberry, and Sylvester Hewlett were brought to the bar of the court and put upon their trial for the offences alledged against the other defendents, and time being allowed them to procure counsel, they informed the court that they were ready to appear by themselves & their counsel , Esqr, the examination then progressed]-
Andrew J. Job a witness for the state produced sworn & examined deposeth & saith:
While the Mormon troops were in in the last expedition, I was taken prisoner by as he was called, who I have since learned was a . While they were getting me into , about midnight I passed on between Mill Port & that and counted ten houses on fire. , Ebenezer Page, , , and , were of the company that took me prisoner.
When the houses were burning, I heard Ebenezer Page say that the mob were burning their own houses and would lay it on the Mormons. I observed it was curious they should burn their own houses he replied, it was, but they were doing it so.
I arrived at that night a prisoner, and was detained there until next morning about daybreak when I, Ira Glaze & William Bone, who were also taken prisoner [p. ]