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

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  • Historical Introduction
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near the timber of Log Creek in — I was one of the spy company from and the evening before the fight had taken me prisoner in , but released me the same evening, and told me I could go home, but I thought proper to remain with them in Camps that night—
I was at a meeting in the saturday before the fight with , in which a spy & other companies were organized. I heard , speaking of those who would attempt to leave the at that time say, it was the duty of any present, if they saw such movements to stop the men, and if they persisted in going, he said something about sending them to the other world to tell their hellish news. or something like this—
The evening that I and one Pinckum were taken prisoners (who was liberated when <​I​> was) our two horses were taken also I know of no body about, who could have taken the news to .
And further this deponent saith not:
A F Green—
 
John Taylor. a witness on behalf of the state, produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:
In the morning of the battle with I was on the prairie a short time after the battle, and saw the Mormon company on their return— I saw one of the defts. in the company, this was about 1½ miles from the battle ground— charged me had arms, & charged me with being a mob, said he knew I was &c and further this deponent saith not.
X <​his mark​>John Taylor [p. [40]]
near the timber of Log Creek in — I was one of the spy company from and the evening before the fight had taken me prisoner in , but released me the same evening, and told me I could go home, but I thought proper to remain with them in Camps that night—
I was at a meeting in the saturday before the fight with , in which a spy & other companies were organized. I heard , speaking of those who would attempt to leave the at that time say, it was the duty of any present, if they saw such movements to stop the men, and if they persisted in going, he said something about sending them to the other world to tell their hellish news. or something like this—
The evening that I and one Pinckum were taken prisoners (who was liberated when I was) our two horses were taken also I know of no body about, who could have taken the news to .
And further this deponent saith not:
A F Green—
 
John Taylor. a witness on behalf of the state, produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:
In the morning of the battle with I was on the prairie a short time after the battle, and saw the Mormon company on their return— I saw one of the defts. in the company, this was about 1½ miles from the battle ground— had arms, & charged me with being a mob, said he knew I was &c and further this deponent saith not.
X his markJohn Taylor [p. [40]]
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