Bill of Damages, 4 June 1839

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we then got a change of venue to Boone County and were on our way to that place on second evening after our departure our Guards getting intoxicated with I & thought it a favourable time to Effect our Escape from a state such men whose aim was only to destroy our lifes, and to abuse us in every manner that wicked men could invent accordingly we took advantage of their situation and made our Escape and after enduring considerable Fatigue & suffering hunger & weariness Expecting that our enemies would be in persuit we arrived in the Town of Illinois amidst the congratulations of our Friends & the Joy of our Familys. I have been here for several weeks as it is known to people in the State of but they knows they had no Justice in their Crusade against us me have not to my knowledge taken the first step to have me arrested——
The Loss of Property which I have sustained is as follows—
Lossess sustained in : including Lands: <Houses> Horses: Harness &c Hogs Cattle Hogs & Books & store Goods$100,000
Expences while in Bonds: of moneys paid out Expences of moving out of the & damages sustained by <False imprisonment>
threatnings: intimidation Exposure &c &c &c &c &c
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we then got a change of venue to Boone County and were on our way to that place on second evening after our departure our Guards getting intoxicated I thought it a favourable time to Effect our Escape from such men whose aim was only to destroy our lifes, and to abuse us in every manner that wicked men could invent accordingly we took advantage of their situation and made our Escape and after enduring considerable Fatigue & suffering hunger & weariness Expecting that our enemies would be in persuit we arrived in the Town of Illinois amidst the congratulations of our Friends & the Joy of our Familys. I have been here for several weeks as it is known to people in the State of but they knows they had no Justice in their Crusade against me have not to my knowledge taken the first step to have me arrested——
The Loss of Property which I have sustained is as follows—
Lossess sustained in : including Lands: Houses Horses: Harness &c Cattle Hogs & Books & store Goods$100,000
Expences while in Bonds: of moneys paid out Expences of moving out of the & damages sustained by False imprisonment
threatnings: intimidation Exposure &c &c &c &c &c
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