Transcript of Proceedings, 12–29 November 1838 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

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came out lately to under , that our prophet assembled the troops together at into a hollow square and addressed them and stated to them that the Kingdom of God should be set up, & should never fall, and for everyone that we lackd in number, in amount of those who came against us, the Lord would send angles [angels], who would fight for us, & that we should be victorious, After the mili litia had been near a while in an address, Smith said that those troops were militia, & that we were militia too, and both sides clever fellows. and that he advised them to know nothing of what had happened, to say nothing & to keep dark— that he Smith, had forgotten more than he then knew — After it was ascertained that the militia had arrivd inteligence was immediately sent to , to , next morning arrived in , with about 100 mounted & armed men. The troops were constantly kept prepared & in a situation to repel attack— The evening the militia arrived near . It was the general understanding in the Mormon camps that they were militia legally called out— and indeed previous to the arrival of the militia it was ascertained that these were militia on their way to — some months ago. I received orders to destroy the paper concerning the Danite Society, which order wast issued by the first presidency, & which paper being the constitution for the government of the Danite Society, was in my custody, but which I did not destroy— It is now in ’s [p. [9]]
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