War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0413 EARLY EVENTS IN MISSOURI, ETC.

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Question. Did you know whether this Mr. Grant was authorized to swear in men or by what authority he swore them in?

Answer. I don't know that I do.

Question. Did you hear him state on that day what his authority was?

Answer. Well, his authority was from Price was all I know-was all I heard about it.

Cross-examination on the part of the UNITED STATES:

Question. Where did you reside at the time of the meeting spoken of?

Answer. In Callaway County, northeast part, in Nine-Mile Prairie Township.

Question. How far from Williamsburg?

Answer. About six miles northeast from Willimsburg.

Question. How far from the place where you were sworn in?

Answer. I should reckon about nine miles.

Question. How long have you resided there?

Answer. About twelve or fourteen years-twelve years I reckon.

Question. Where does this prisoner reside?

Answer. I believe he lives in Williambsurg when he is at home.

Question. How long has he lived there?

Answer. Well, you are too for me now; I could not tell you how long he has lived there-six or eight months I know.

Question. When and where did you first become acquainted with him?

Answer. In Willambsurg; this summer-in June or July- somewhere along there.

Question. How did you happen to become acquainted with him?

Answer. I could not tell you now. I was acquainted with some of his connection and I think I became acquainted with him through them.

Question. Did you first see him in Willamsburg?

Answer. Yes.

Question. Had you any busniness then with him?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. How often did you see him after that?

Answer. I don't know that I ever met him but once and that was when they took him prisoner.

Question. Where did they take him prisoner?

Answer. I am not much acquainted with the place where they took him.

Question. You met him then though?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Was you with him there?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. How did you meet him then?

Answer. I was with him in the ranks as a prisoner.

Question. Then those where the only times you ever saw him?

Answer. O, no; I saw him several times before that in Williamsburg.

Question. Then you frequently saw him in Williamsburg?

Answer. Some several times. I never went to Williamsburg very often.