History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Staples, Captain; , Deputy Constable;  , Thomas Wilson, Merchants,
On Saturday the 20th. of July last, according  to the foregoing document, there assembled  Suddenly in the town of at the  , between four and five hundred  persons, who sent Robert Johnson, James Camp bell, , Joel F. Chiles, Richard Bristoe,  Abner F. Staples, Gan Johnson, Lewis Franklin,  , , Thomas Wilson, James  M. Hunter, and Richard Simpson to some of  your Petitioners, a namely, , , , , ,  and , and demanded that we should  immediately stop the publication of the Evening  and Morning Star, and close printing in , and that we, as of Said  should agree to remove out of the county forth with. We asked for three month, for consider eration;— They would not grant it;— We asked  for ten days; They would not grant it but said  fifteen minutes was the longest, and refused to  hear any reasons: Of course the conversation  broke up.
The four or five hundred persons, as a Mob,  then proceeded to demolish or raze to the ground,  the and dwelling house of with a sick infant  child and the rest of her children, together with  the furniture of the house, were thrown out <of> doors;  the press was broken, the type pied, the book work,  furniture, apparatus, property, &c, of the office,  were destroyed principally destroyed and the  office thrown down, whereby seven hands were  thrown out of employment, and three families  left destitute of the means of subsistence.
The Loss of the whole office, including the stop page of the Evening and Morning Star, a monthly  paper, and the Upper Missouri Advertiser, a [p. 350]
Staples, Captain; , Deputy Constable; , Thomas Wilson, Merchants,
On Saturday the 20th. of July last, according to the foregoing document, there assembled Suddenly in the town of at the , between four and five hundred persons, who sent Robert Johnson, James Campbell, , Joel F. Chiles, Richard Bristoe, Abner F. Staples, Gan Johnson, Lewis Franklin, , , Thomas Wilson, James M. Hunter, and Richard Simpson to some of your Petitioners, namely, , , , , , and , and demanded that we should immediately stop the publication of the Evening and Morning Star, and close printing in , and that we, as of Said should agree to remove out of the county forthwith. We asked for three month, for considereration;— They would not grant it;— We asked for ten days; They would not grant it but said fifteen minutes was the longest, and refused to hear any reasons: Of course the conversation broke up.
The four or five hundred persons, as a Mob, then proceeded to demolish or raze to the ground, the and dwelling house of with a sick infant child and the rest of her children, together with the furniture of the house, were thrown out of doors; the press was broken, the type pied, the book work, furniture, apparatus, property, &c, of the office, were principally destroyed and the office thrown down, whereby seven hands were thrown out of employment, and three families left destitute of the means of subsistence.
The Loss of the whole office, including the stoppage of the Evening and Morning Star, a monthly paper, and the Upper Missouri Advertiser, a [p. 350]
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