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.
that it was his intention, after they got through in — to go down and take the store in Carrolton— this remark Smith made while at — After the mormon troops returned to from — I saw several of the captains of tens who had been in that expedition— making out a list of their men— for the purpose, as they said, of being handed in, that they might receive their portion of the spoils— I heard say that he was in the expedition that went down against — After the return of the troops from to — Several days before the militia came to I learned from<through> Mr Arthur of that they were raising the militia, and On monday before the militia arrived, I went out toward to see if I could meet them, I met a young man who informed me that was on with the militia. I returned to , & informed & Jos Smith Jr. as well as giving general information of the fact— Next morning I proposed to Mr Smith, to go next morning and try to find them, to which he assented, I was disappointed in my effort & returned late in the evening to just as I arrived I saw the militia, & I went down to them with a flag. I met with who recd me— & told me they were about 1300 in number & that they were militia— On my return to town I met with Jos Smith Jr and informed him, that the troops were [p. ]