Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

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weather which was extreemly cold a large Snow Storm  having just fallen: In this state of affairs arrived at and was at the House of   went [when] the intelligence was brought that  the mob were burning Houses &c and also when  women and childrren were flocking into the village  for safety: <who held a commission 59th Regiment under his command> asked him what steps  should be taken He told him that he must im mediately call out his men and go and put them  down: Immediately preparations were made to  raise a force to Quell the mob, and unto and ascertaining what that  we were determined to bear such treatment no longer,  but to make a vigourous effort to subdue them and  likewise being informed of the orders of , broke up their encampment and fled some  of the inhabitants in the immediate neighbourhood  who seeing no prospect of driving us by force resorted  to stratagem and actually set fire to their own Houses  after having removed their property and effects and  then sent sent information to stating  that our Brethren were committing depredations  and destroying their property burning houses &c &
On the retreat of the mob from I return  home to on my arrival there I understood  that a mob had commenced hostilities in the Borders  of had taken some of our People prisoners  burnt some houses and had done considerable damage—  Immediately under who was ordered out by   to go against them and about day  light next morni[n]g came up with them: upon the  approach of our people they fired upon them and  after discharging their pieces fled with great precip itation. In this affray fell a victim  to that spirit of mobocracy which has prevailed to  < " " 1st " " " ">
< Brigadier General 2nd Brigade 3 Division of the Malitia> [p. [4]]
weather which was extreemly cold a large Snow Storm having just fallen: In this state of affairs arrived at and was at the House of went [when] the intelligence was brought that the mob were burning Houses &c and also when women and childrren were flocking into the village for safety: who held a commission 59th Regiment under his command asked him what steps should be taken He told him that he must immediately call out his men and go and put them down: Immediately preparations were made to raise a force to Quell the mob, and and ascertaining that we were determined to bear such treatment no longer, but to make a vigourous effort to subdue them and likewise being informed of the orders of , broke up their encampment and fled some of the inhabitants in the immediate neighbourhood who seeing no prospect of driving us by force resorted to stratagem and actually set fire to their own Houses after having removed their property and effects and then sent sent information to stating that our Brethren were committing depredations and destroying their property burning houses &c &
On the retreat of the mob from I return home to on my arrival there I understood that a mob had commenced hostilities in the Borders of had taken some of our People prisoners burnt some houses and had done considerable damage— Immediately was ordered out by to go against them and about day light next morning came up with them: upon the approach of our people they fired upon them and after discharging their pieces fled with great precipitation. In this affray fell a victim to that spirit of mobocracy which has prevailed to " " 1st " " " "
Brigadier General 2nd Brigade 3 Division of the Malitia [p. [4]]
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