Trial Report, between circa 12 and 20 June 1844, Partial Draft [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Trial Report, Draft, , Hancock Co., IL, between ca. 12 and  June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844). Partial version copied [ca. 20 June 1844]; handwriting of John McEwan; four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes docket.
answered to at all by the ranks. heard nothing said about shooting, heard some one damn the city authorities understood it was . was a stranger in the place.
John Kay. Robert Cleft. A. A. Farnhom. . . .
John Gleeson. sworn. . Confirmed the statements of previous witnesses. ’s threats have been lavish towards General Smith and for a long time,— has threatened injury upon them and the property of the Smiths,— his conspiraces and threats have not been a little.
. sworn. some 3 or 4 weeks ago said he would go his death against Joseph Smith and , said I know my course is wrong but if I stop I shall get hell and if I go on I shall get only hell, and would do what he intended at the risque of his life,— and would destroy the General if possible, said the council had ordered the press destroyed. and who lays his hands on the press it is death to them. has frequently heard tell lies about the General to injure his character.
John Hughs. Joseph Daton. & . John Hughs. said. said by God all I want to live for is to see this sink down to the lowest Hell and by God it shall, just previous [p. 3]