Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838, Copy and Letter [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

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When my step-mother left her home, near , where the above articles were left, she went into the lower part of — to which place I went when turned loose as a prisoner. My father’s name is Robert Job. And further this deponent saith not.
X <​mark​> Andw J. Job
 
Freburn H. Gardner. a witness on behalf of the State, produced, sworn, and examined deposeth & saith:
I was pressed to go in the expedition against , and went part of the way, as far as to Bragg’s place, about seven miles from s camp. While there I heard who was called , lecturing the troops— heard him direct his men how to shoot— to bring their guns up on a rise to their object, & hold their breath & fire & generally they would make a deadly shoot— and that those they were a going to fight should not be able to hurt them, that their pieces should be elevated too high, or held too low.
When called on that night to go, I was informed by the man who came for me that the object was to disperse a mob, down on — I proceeded no further than to Bragg’s place— I left & returned home—
The following named defendents were in the expedition against , to wit , as he told me— Washington Vories was not in the expedition, he stated he had no horse to ride, & that if I would not go, he wished to get my horse to ride, that he might go. I replied if the [p. [18]]
When my step-mother left her home, near , where the above articles were left, she went into the lower part of — to which place I went when turned loose as a prisoner. My father’s name is Robert Job. And further this deponent saith not.
X mark Andw J. Job
 
Freburn H. Gardner. a witness on behalf of the State, produced, sworn, and examined deposeth & saith:
I was pressed to go in the expedition against , and went part of the way, as far as to Bragg’s place, about seven miles from s camp. While there I heard who was called , lecturing the troops— heard him direct his men how to shoot— to bring their guns up on a rise to their object, & hold their breath & fire & generally they would make a deadly shoot— and that those they were a going to fight should not be able to hurt them, that their pieces should be elevated too high, or held too low.
When called on that night to go, I was informed by the man who came for me that the object was to disperse a mob, down on — I proceeded no further than to Bragg’s place— I left & returned home—
The following named defendent were in the expedition against , to wit , as he told me— Washington Vories was not in the expedition, he stated he had no horse to ride, & that if I would not go, he wished to get my horse to ride, that he might go. I replied if the [p. [18]]
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