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

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  • Historical Introduction
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the hands of the bishop at named — to be divided out among the<​m​> brethren as their wants might require— There were a number of horses & cattle drove in, & hogs also hogs hauled in dead with the hair on <​but​> whose they were I know not. they were generally called consecrated property— <​I think it was​> the day that was attacked, I saw start off with troops as was said to Mill-port all this seemed to be done under Jos Smith<​s​> Jr inspection— I saw when he returned— and the company from return about the same time— and I heard Smith find fault with for not being as resolute as to serve Mill-port as they had served <​this was remarked to me alone​>— the following named defendants were in the expedition to , above refered to to wit: Jos Smith Jr, , , , I think— Washington Vorhies I think, , Martin. C. Al[l]red, Wm Al[l]red I think— , , I believe— for a few days— Jos. W. Younger. , for a few days— & Maurice [Morris] Phelps.
I returned into & recd. an order from to order out the militia of to defend the citizens against mobs.— I issued that order to the different officers, but I found them very much disorganized, & I enquired the reason why, they answerd they cared nothing for their commissions— that the organization of the Danite band had taken all power out of their hands— under the order considerable men turned out but were not regularly enrolled—— <​On​> The day before the battle with , there was a council held in , in which was [p. [40]]
the hands of the bishop at named — to be divided out among them as their wants might require— There were a number of horses & cattle drove in, also hogs hauled in dead with the hair on but whose they were I know not. they were generally called consecrated property— I think it was the day that was attacked, I saw start off with troops as was said to Mill-port all this seemed to be done under Jos Smiths Jr inspection— I saw when he returned— and the company from return about the same time— and I heard Smith find fault with for not being as resolute as to serve Mill-port as they had served this was remarked to me alone— the following named defendants were in the expedition to , above refered to to wit: Jos Smith Jr, , , , I think— Washington Vorhies I think, , Martin. C. Allred, Wm Allred I think— , , I believe— for a few days— Jos. W. Younger. , for a few days— & Maurice [Morris] Phelps.
I returned into & recd. an order from to order out the militia of to defend the citizens against mobs.— I issued that order to the different officers, but I found them very much disorganized, & I enquired the reason why, they answerd they cared nothing for their commissions— that the organization of the Danite band had taken all power out of their hands— under the order considerable men turned out but were not regularly enrolled—— On The day before the battle with , there was a council held in , in which was [p. [40]]
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