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

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instead of a virtue, The We have borne long and suffered incredibly, but we will neither bear nor suffer any longer, and the decree has gone forth from our hearts, and shall not return to us void Neither think gentlemen that in so saying we are trifling with either you or ourselves, for we are not There are no threats from you, no fear of loosing our lives by you, or by any thing you can say or do will restrain us, for out of the you shall go, and no power shall save you. And you shall have three days after you receive this our communication to you, including twenty four hours in each day for you to depart with your families peaceably, which you may do undisturbed by any person, but in that time if you do not depart we will use the means in our power to cause you to depart, for go you shall. We will have no more promises to reform as you have already done, and in every instance violated your promise, and regarded not the covenant which you had made, but put both it and us at defiance. We have solemnly warned you, and that in the most determined manner that if you did not cease that course of wanton abuse of the citizens of this , that vengeance would overtake you sooner or later, and that when it did come, it would be as furious as the mountain torrent and as terrible as the beating tempest, but you have effected to despise our warnings and pass them off with a sneer or a grin, or a threat, and pursued your former course, and vengeance sleepeth sleeps [p. [14]]
instead of a virtue, We have borne long and suffered incredibly, but we will neither bear nor suffer any longer, and the decree has gone forth from our hearts, and shall not return to us void Neither think gentlemen that in so saying we are trifling with either you or ourselves, for we are not There are no threats from you, no fear of loosing our lives by you, or by any thing you can say or do will restrain us, for out of the you shall go, and no power shall save you. And you shall have three days after you receive this our communication to you, including twenty four hours in each day for you to depart with your families peaceably, which you may do undisturbed by any person, but in that time if you do not depart we will use the means in our power to cause you to depart, for go you shall. We will have no more promises to reform as you have already done, and in every instance violated your promise, and regarded not the covenant which you had made, but put both it and us at defiance. We have solemnly warned you, and that in the most determined manner that if you did not cease that course of wanton abuse of the citizens of this , that vengeance would overtake you sooner or later, and that when it did come, it would be as furious as the mountain torrent and as terrible as the beating tempest, but you have effected to despise our warnings and pass them off with a sneer or a grin, or a threat, and pursued your former course, and vengeance sleeps [p. [14]]
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