Testimonies, 12 June 1844 [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Testimonies, [, Hancock Co., IL, 12 June 1844], State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); handwriting of ; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, ca. 12 June 1844]; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
— said as an officer of the N[auvoo] L[egion]— he was notified to assist the — obeyed the call— repaired to the the company was collected in an orderly manner— [2 words illegible] by the — The commanding officer marched them to to the front of the building— the papers were read and after some notice from one of the proprieters— they proceeded to demolish the press— the type pied and the wood workbelonging to the press burnt— All this in a peaceable mannr (by courts) no dispute whatever— the men acted as military men— (how get into the building)— some of the men rapped at the door— the door opened— whether by some one opened or not I cannot tell— No unnecessary noise— no exultation except amoung some of the boys— one by <boy> cried babylon is falling &c all was perfect order and peace—
(by ) I heard the order the boys to be still and also those present— After the burning was extinguished the 2st <1st> companies <company> (being organized in 2 companies under & ) were ordered to left face and then marched to the frnt of s store and then halted to see whether there would be any disturbanse— The 2nd. company then came up and we marched down to the flat & got our dismission opposite the . Some one called for three cheers for the Ordinances which was given.
— never saw a more orderly transaction. has frequently since such occurences in the East. asked the for his authority— which was answered— the asked for the keys refused to give them up & defied the and authorities— the door was broken open and press demolished &c— the company waited till the fire was out all was peace and order
Minutes taken by June 12 1844 before Municipal Court [p. ]