Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

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June 4th 1839
Bill of Damages against the state of  & Account of the sufferings & losses sustained  therein.
March <16.th> 1838 I with my Family arrived in  Caldwell County after a Journey of one thousand  miles being 8 weeks on my Journey enduring great  affliction in consequence of persecution &c and expending  about two <or 3> hundred dollars. Soon after my arrival  at that place I was informed that a number  of men living in (on the Grindstone  Forks) had offered the sum of one thousand dollars  for my scalp persons to whom I was an entire strange[r]  & of whom I had no knowledge of the In order to  attain their end the roads were frequently  way laid for &c at one time in particular when  watering my horse in I distinctly  heard 3 or 4 Guns snaps at me! was credible  informed also that of the Fifth Judicia[l]  Circuit gave encouragement to individuals to  carry into effect their diabolical designs and has  frequently stated that I ought to be beheaded  on account of my Religion: In consequence  of such expressions from and others  in authority my enemies endeavoured to take  every advantage of me and heaping abuses getting  up vexatious law suits and stirring up the minds  of the people against me and the people with whom  I was connected altho we had done nothing  to deserve such treatment but were busely [busily] engagd  in our several avocations & desireous to live on  peaceable & Friendly terms with all men. In conse quence of such threats and abuse which was I was  continually subject to my Family were Kept  in continuall state of alarm not knowing [p. [1]]
June 4th 1839
Bill of Damages against the state of & Account of the sufferings & losses sustained therein.
March 16.th 1838 I with my Family arrived in Caldwell County after a Journey of one thousand miles being 8 weeks on my Journey enduring great affliction in consequence of persecution &c and expending about two or 3 hundred dollars. Soon after my arrival at that place I was informed that a number of men living in (on the Grindstone Forks) had offered the sum of one thousand dollars for my scalp persons to whom I was an entire stranger & of whom I had no knowledge of In order to attain their end the roads were frequently way laid for &c at one time in particular when watering my horse in I distinctly heard 3 or 4 Guns snaps at me! was credible informed also that of the Fifth Judicial Circuit gave encouragement to individuals to carry into effect their diabolical designs and has frequently stated that I ought to be beheaded on account of my Religion: In consequence of such expressions from and others in authority my enemies endeavoured to take every advantage of me and heaping abuses getting up vexatious law suits and stirring up the minds of the people against me and the people with whom I was connected altho we had done nothing to deserve such treatment but were busely [busily] engagd in our several avocations & desireous to live on peaceable & Friendly terms with all men. In consequence of such threats and abuse which I was continually subject to my Family were Kept in continuall state of alarm not knowing [p. [1]]
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