Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838 [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); unidentified handwriting; 126 pages; Eugene Morrow Violette Collection, State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia.
The order under which was ranging the north part of , when attacked by the mormons, was produced and read in court as evidence, which is as follows
Oct 23rd 1838 Head Quarters 3rd Division Mo Mi — Capt Sir your communication by express has been received You are hereby ordered to range the line between & with your company of volunteers, and prevent if possible any invasion of by any persons in arms whatever; You will also take care to inquire into the state of things in , & make report thereof to me from time to time. I will endeavor to be with you in a few days &c
M. G. 3rd D M M
Nehemiah Odle Sen a witness produced <for the state>, sworn & examined for the state, deposeth & saith, That he was in the battle between & the mormons, on the 25th Oct last. & say, <saw> was in the battle, commanding part of the mormon forces on that occasion, The officer who gave the command to the mormons, after some kind of of religious ceremony to about this amount. “In the name of lazarus, God & the lamb, fire danites, and after fireing twice they charged, but which party fired first I don’t recollect. And further this deponent saith not.