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.
Mr Jackson was present at the Council Room & heard the orders— he went to see whether order was kept— he went to the — and thence to the Office— heard conversation betwn & the — did not see nor hear the door opened— saw the press destroyed &c— The worst confusion he saw was some blackgarders thrown out by one of the proprieters— the door was shut— They executed their orders exactly as I heard them in the council room and marched down to the flat in peace & saw them dismissed
I am a stranger in the — I was once in the before tarried over night
heard some of the proprietors blackguarding but heard none of the Legion reply— should have heard then if any had done or heard a man on the steps say damn the authorities was told his name was — heard no threats about shooting—
— went as a spectator— the company was organized as said— made kno[w]n the business by reading the orders— went at the P[rinting] O[ffice] the answered the object— asked for the key— refused— and threatend the that if he went in it should be at his peril— used threats— called for soldiers to go to the door heard the rapping at the door— I passed round among the people— heard no discuson among them— Did not hear any loud talking— he heard Pulen called out for — he was order to be still, no loud talking was alowed—
I know that s feeling & course of proceedure towards General Smith has been lavish— there has been settlements but he said his mind was the same [p. ]