Edward Partridge, History, Manuscript, circa 1839

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The At the men met half a mile west of the  . Night came on and a party of the mob  was discovered to be <busy> in the village by the brickbatting  of houses, spies were sent to discover their movements  who returned with information that <they were tearing down a brick house belong to &. > & ’s  <which> was <found to be> broken open and some of the goods thrown into  the streets. Upon hearing this news the few who were col lected together formed themselves into two companies and  marched into into town up to the public square where  they found <a number of men in the act of> but one man Mr <the others having fled as was supposed at the approach of the> and he  . was in <they all fled but one who was taken> the act of stoning the <of & > he was taken, and  found to be well lined with whisky— and one or  two more went with him to a s a magistrate  to get a warrant for him but he refused to give them one  consequently was let go. Next morning it was asser tained <that> the the Mob had not only broken open the and thrown  some of the goods into the street but that they had partly thrown  down a brick house belonging to . & and broken in windows &.c.  one house which had shutters to its windows had one end of a rail  thrust into the room where were none but  women & children [p. [8]]
At the men met half a mile west of the . Night came on and a party of the mob was discovered to be busy by the brickbatting of houses, spies were sent to discover their movements who returned with information that they were tearing down a brick house belong to &. & ’s which was found to be broken open and some of the goods thrown into the streets. Upon hearing this news the few who were collected together formed themselves into two companies and marched up to the public square where they found a number of men in Mr . they all fled but one who the act of stoning the of & was taken, and found to be well lined with whisky— and one or two more went with him to a s a magistrate to get a warrant for him but he refused to give them one consequently was let go. Next morning it was assertained that the Mob had not only broken open the and thrown some of the goods into the street but that they had partly thrown down a brick house belonging to . & and broken in windows &.c. one house which had shutters to its windows had one end of a rail thrust into the room where were none but women & children [p. [8]]
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