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.
<and carried unanimously> that those who thus hung back, should be pitched upon their horses and made to go and placed in front of the army All the above occurred in , the day before the last expedition to — The following of the defendents were in the last expedition to . Jos Smith Jr, , , , I feel am certain was not there— , & , were there, John Buckhannan was not there, .,<were out>, — was not out. was there, , was there, I think, was there, . was there. I think was there Geo Kimble was there, was there, Henry Zabriski , & Maurice [Morris] Phelps was <were>— there— When the troops arrived at they were divided into companies, of 20, 40, 50, &c just as they might be called for, those companies were sent out in different parts of the as I saw them thus doing occasionally going out & comeing in. I heard < say that a> a captain of ten return & report to that he had taken some guns from some of their citizens— I saw a company of about 50 called a fur company come in once, some had one thing & some another, one I saw with a feather bed, another had some spun yarn— I understood from some of those who were bringing property, that they were to take it to the Bishops store & deposit it, & if they failed to do so [p. ]