Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: State of Missouri vs. Parley P. Pratt, Maurice Phelps and Lyman Gibbs ]
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State of Missouri}             Indictment for Riots

   against

Joseph Smith Jr. Lyman Wight, Moses Daily, Joseph Younger

Perry Durphy Ephraim Owens, John Lemmon, James Whita-

ker. Alinson Brown, James Bingham, Amos Labs Absalon Smith

=field, William Aldridge, George Smith and Caleb Baldwin,

The defendants Joseph Smith Caleb Baldwin and Lyman Wight

were ordered by the Court in Davis County to be removed to the County

Jail in Boone for trial and there being no recognizance on

file in my office against the other defendants this Cause

was dismissed after being Continued on the docket for some

time there being no appearance of the defendants.

State of Missouri} Indictment receiving stolen goods

   against

Joseph Smith Jr. in which said defendant was ordered

by the Court to be removed to the County of Boone for his

trial, which order however was not Complied with and

after having this Cause Continued for some time

on the Docket was dismissed the defendant not

appearing               State of Missouri}                   Indictment for Larceny

                                 against

James Worthington Cornelius D Lott, Joseph Smith Jr. Lyman

Wight defendants. The said Lyman Wight & Joseph Smith Jr

was ordered to be removed to the Jail in the County of Boone

from the County of Davis, which order was not Complied

with and there being no recognizance on file in my office

against the other defendant this Cause was dismissed

after having been Continued on the Dockett for some time

there being no appearance of the defendants

State of Missouri}             Indictment for murder

   against

Parley P Pratt Maurice Phelps & Leeman Gibbs

this Cause was removed from the County of Ray to the

County of Boone by a change of Venue and the said defend

ants were removed to the Jail in the County of Boone

from which said Jail the said Parley P Pratt and

Maurice Phelps made their escape, and this

Cause was dismissed as to the defendant Leeman Gibbs


and he was discharged from Custody and after Continuing

this Cause on the Docket for some time It was dismissed

State of Missouri}             Indictment for Robery

   against

King Follett           This Cause was also removed to

Boone County by a change of venue and the defendant

removed to the Jail in Boone County and having

had a trial was acquitted and discharged from

Custody. I do further Certify that the above and

foregoing Contain a list of all the mormons who

were indicted and their Cause removed to Boone

County for trial by a change of venue as appears

from the records of the Boone Circuit Court, and

the crimes for which they were Indicted, and

the dispositions of each of the Causes above

set forth                 In Witness where of I have

                  hereto set my hand and affixed the

                  Seal of the Boone Circuit Court

                  at office in Columbia on this [6th]

                  day of March 1841

                              Roger N Todd

                                          Clerk