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

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the day before the Mormon troops, (as I understood) surrendered to the militia. This last fact I am certain of. s stable is in sight of his dwelling house & he kept his horse there, & his saddle in the house, & during the stay of the troops, as above,— I am sure he did not saddle his horse or ride, for I should have seen him had he done so. And further this deponent saith not.
Delia F. Pine.
 
a witness on behalf of the Defents. produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:
I have heard say that he would swear to a lie to accomplish an object— that he had told many a lie, and would do so again.
When went to during the last expedition, he went after the troops had left , and returned after some & before others had returned. I saw after when he returned & he had no clock with him nor I have I seen any clock about the house which was brought from county In the morning of the fight with , I heard my father , say that ’s company had gone down the night before to see about a mob. He was apprised of their going, at the time of their going, but I knew nothing of it until that morning, when a messenger came to my ’s & informed him that there had been a fight. My then started to meet the company, and to see those who were wounded—
And further this saith not.
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the day before the Mormon troops, (as I understood) surrendered to the militia. This last fact I am certain of. s stable is in sight of his dwelling house & he kept his horse there, & his saddle in the house, & during the stay of the troops, as above,— I am sure he did not saddle his horse or ride, for I should have seen him had he done so. And further this deponent saith not.
Delia F. Pine.
 
a witness on behalf of the Defents. produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:
I have heard say that he would swear to a lie to accomplish an object— that he had told many a lie, and would do so again.
When went to during the last expedition, he went after the troops had left , and returned after some & before others had returned. I saw when he returned & he had no clock with him nor have I seen any clock about the house which was brought from county In the morning of the fight with , I heard my father , say that ’s company had gone down the night before to see about a mob. He was apprised of their going, at the time of their going, but I knew nothing of it until that morning, when a messenger came to my ’s & informed him that there had been a fight. My then started to meet the company, and to see those who were wounded—
And further this saith not.
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