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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It was impossible to please a mob, if that he had applied to the , and he understood the said he could do nothing for us. he said that the whole was a mob, and that the was nothing but a mob, & if he came upon them he would make war upon him— he cursed the as a damn mob & that God almighty would damn them— he observed that the people might think he was swearing, but that the Lord would not take notice of it— And further this deponent saith not
Samuel Kimbel
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a witness on behalf of the State, produced sworn & examined deposeth and saith:
That as early as April last, at a meeting, in , of 8, or 12, persons, , arose and made an address to them in which he spoke of persecutions having bourne persecutions & law suits & other privations, and did not intend to bear them any longer. that they <​he​> meant to resist the law, and if a sheriff came after them with writs they would kill them <​him​>— and if any body opposed them they would take off their heads— who was present observed, you mean the head of their influence I suppose— answered, he meant, that lump of flesh & bones called the skull or scalp Mr Smith Joseph Smith Jr followed . approving of his sentiments, & sevearl said that was [p. [84]]
It was impossible to please a mob, that he had applied to the , and he understood the said he could do nothing for us. he said that the whole was a mob, and that the was nothing but a mob, & if he came upon them he would make war upon him— he cursed the as a damn mob & that God would damn them— he observed that the people might think he was swearing, but that the Lord would not take notice of it— And further this deponent saith not
Samuel Kimbel
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a witness on behalf of the State, produced sworn & examined deposeth and saith:
That as early as April last, at a meeting, in , of 8, or 12, persons, , arose and made an address to them in which he spoke of having bourne persecutions & law suits & other privations, and did not intend to bear them any longer. that they meant to resist the law, and if a sheriff came after them with writs they would kill him— and if any body opposed them they would take off their heads— who was present observed, you mean the head of their influence I suppose— answered, he meant, that lump of flesh & bones called the skull or scalp Joseph Smith Jr followed . approving of his sentiments, & said that was [p. [84]]
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