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

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Allen Rothburn a witness produced, sworn and examined, on behalf of the state deposeth and saith:
On the day before the battle with I was in . and early in the morning Danl Carn one of the defendents here, told me asked me to help him grease his waggon, I did so and asked him where he was going, he said he was going out to s, in , that there were about 40 bee stands there that they were going for, <​directly after​> I was then down at s store, in , there was a company of 10 or a dozen men with two <​or 3​> waggons, I heard <​a​> ask for brimstone some of the company said they had two pounds. answered that would do. Mr [Jesse] Hunter one of the Defts. here gave the word of command and they marchd off— Mr Danl Carn with his waggon with them— Late that evening I saw Mr Carns drive his waggon at his grocery door in . I saw Carn and unloading it. The waggon was loaded with one bee gum and houshold plunder consisting of beds or bed cloths kinder tied up, also there were onions in the waggon — Mr Carn's that evening remarked <​that​> thare would be in that night a considerable number of sheep and cattle, & furthered said, that it looked to him <​sometimes​> that it was sometimes no not right to take plunder, but that it was according to [p. [67]]
Allen Rothburn a witness produced, sworn and examined, on behalf of the state deposeth and saith:
On the day before the battle with I was in . and early in the morning Danl Carn one of the defendents here, asked me to help him grease his waggon, I did so and asked him where he was going, he said he was going out to s, in , that there were about 40 bee stands there that they were going for, directly after I was down at s store, in , there was a company of 10 or a dozen men with two or 3 waggons, I heard ask for brimstone some of the company said they had two pounds. answered that would do. Mr Jesse Hunter one of the Defts. here gave the word of command and they marchd off— Mr Danl Carn with his waggon with them— Late that evening I saw Mr Carns waggon at his grocery door in . I saw Carn and unloading it. The waggon was loaded with one bee gum and houshold plunder consisting of beds or bed cloths kinder tied up, also there were onions in the waggon — Mr Carn that evening remarked that thare would be in that night a considerable number of sheep and cattle, & further said, that it looked to him sometimes that it was not right to take plunder, but that it was according to [p. [67]]
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