Sidney Rigdon, Testimony, 1 July 1843 [Extradition of JS for Treason]

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district as the county judges have over the militia of the county, and in case of insufficiency in the militia of the Judicial district of the circuit judge, recourse can be had to the governor of the and all the militia of the called out, and if this should fail, then the governor can call on the President of the , and all the forces of the nation be put under orders.
I have given this expose of <​the​> internal regulations of <​the affairs of​> in order that the court may clearly understand what I have before said on this subject and what I may here after say on it
It was in view of this order <​of things,​> that , who is a lawyer of some celebrity in , gave the recommendation he did at when passing into with his troops for the defence of the citizens of said county. It was in consequence of this, that he said, that those of which went into should go in small parties, and unarmed, in which condition they were not subject to any arrest, from any authority whatever.
In obedience to these recommendations the militia of was called out: affidavit having been made to to one of the judges of the setting forth the danger which <​it​> was expected believed the citizens were in; from a large marauding party assembled under the command of one , on a stre[a]m called Grindstone when affidavit was made to this effect, the issued his order to the of the , and the to the commanding officer, who was <​Colonel​> and thus for the first were the militia of the county <​of ​> put under military orders.
however instead of going into , soon after he left , returned back to with all his troops, giving as his reason, the mutinous character of his troops; which he said would join the mob, he believed, instead of acting against them, and that he had not power to restrain them. [p. [10]]
district as the county judges have over the militia of the county, and in case of insufficiency in the militia of the Judicial district of the circuit judge, recourse can be had to the governor of the and all the militia of the called out, and if this should fail, then the governor can call on the President of the , and all the forces of the nation be put under orders.
I have given this expose of the internal regulations of the affairs of in order that the court may clearly understand what I have before said on this subject and what I may here after say on it
It was in view of this order of things, that , who is a lawyer of some celebrity in , gave the recommendation he did at when passing into with his troops for the defence of the citizens of said county. It was in consequence of this, that he said, that those of which went into should go in small parties, and unarmed, in which condition they were not subject to any arrest, from any authority whatever.
In obedience to these recommendations the militia of was called out: affidavit having been made to to one of the judges of the setting forth the danger which it was believed the citizens were in; from a large marauding party assembled under the command of one , on a stream called Grindstone when affidavit was made to this effect, the issued his order to the of the , and the to the commanding officer, who was Colonel and thus were the militia of the county of put under military orders.
however instead of going into , soon after he left , returned back to with all his troops, giving as his reason, the mutinous character of his troops; which he said would join the mob, he believed, instead of acting against them, and that he had not power to restrain them. [p. [10]]
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