Document Showing the Testimony Given Before the Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri, on the Trial of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Others, for High Treason and Other Crimes Against that State. Mormons, Missouri. Circuit Court, 5th Circuit.

Document Showing the Testimony Given Before the Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri, on the Trial of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Others, for High Treason and Other Crimes Against that State.

[Washington, D. C.]: Blair & Rives, Printers, [1841]. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, stitched, 9.75 x 6.25 inches, 47, [1] pages, untrimmed and partially unopened. Stitching likely renewed; some light soiling and wear; a very good copy. Item #18961

“Sampson Avard, a witness produced, sworn, and examined on behalf of the State, deposeth and saith: That about four months since, a band, called the Daughters of Zion, (since called the Danite band,) was formed of the members of the Mormon church, the original object of which was to drive from the county of Caldwell all those who dissented from the Mormon church; in which they succeeded admirably, and to the satisfaction of those concerned.” An early government document to deal with the Mormons, the first publication of the testimony that sent Joseph Smith to jail during the Missouri Mormon War. Fale & Flake 4; Flake 5428; Howes S-625n. Small flaw to the first leaf, with loss to a few letters but not to the sense.

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