History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 17> 1840. .” Sworn to before C. M. Woods, Clerk, Circuit Court, .
“I Simons P. Curtis a resident of . Adams Co. Ill. certify that  in the year 1838 I was a Citizen of Mo. residing in the City of  , also that I went in search of a lost Steer, and in passing by  ’s Camp while he was guarding the City I saw the hide  and feet of said Steer, which I knew to be mine, the flesh of which  I suppose they applied to their own use, I also certify that Wiley E.  Williams one of the ’s aides, who was gunkeeper, caused me  to pay 37½ cents to him, I also paid 25 cents to a justice of the Peace  to qualify me to testify that the gun was mine— The said Wiley E.  Williams is said to be the one that carried the story to  which story was the cause of the exterminating order being issued as  stated by the in said order— Simons P. Curtis”— Sworn to,  before C. M. Woods Clerk, Circuit Court, Illinois—
“I of the Town of and State of Illinois upon  oath saith that I was a resident of in the State of Missouri  and that on the 16th. day of November in the year of our Lord 1838  Judge Vinson Smith, and others came to my house and ordered myself  and family, Levi Taylor, David Osborn and others, to leave our possession  which we had bought of Government, and paid our money for the same  saying we must within three days leave the or they would take our  lives, for there was no law to save us, after that time, in consequence of these  proceedings together with ’ exterminating order, we were  compelled to leave the State of . Furthermore this deponent saith  not, Given under my hand at the 17th. day of March A.D. 1840.  .” Sworn to before C. M. Woods, Clerk Circuit Court.
Illinois March 17. A.D. 1840 This is to certify that I was a  Citizen, resident of Missouri, at the time — —  Exterminating Order was issued, and that I was quartered on by the Mob  Militia, without my leave or consent, at different times, and at one time  by William Mann, Hiram Cumstock, and , who professed to be the  Captain, also Robert White, and that I was at the murder of Hauns [Hawn’s] Mill,  and was wounded— And that I was driven from the , to my inconvenience  and deprived of my freedom, As well as to my loss of at least four hundred  dollars.— .” Sworn to, before C. M. Woods, Clerk, Circuit Court—
“I do hereby certify that I was a resident of in the State  of Missouri in the year of our Lord 1838, and owned Land to considerable  amount building lots &c in the village of , and in consequence of  Mobocracy together with ’ exterminating order was compelled to  leave the under great Sacrifice of real and personal property, which  has reduced and left myself and family in a State of Poverty with a  delicate state of health in an advanced stage of life, furthermore this deponent  saith not— Given under my hand at , Illinois, March 17. 1840— .  Sworn to, before C. M. Woods, Clerk— Illinois— [p. 1034]
March 17 1840. .” Sworn to before C. M. Woods, Clerk, Circuit Court, .
“I Simons P. Curtis a resident of . Adams Co. Ill. certify that in the year 1838 I was a Citizen of Mo. residing in the City of , also that I went in search of a lost Steer, and in passing by ’s Camp while he was guarding the City I saw the hide and feet of said Steer, which I knew to be mine, the flesh of which I suppose they applied to their own use, I also certify that Wiley E. Williams one of the ’s aides, who was gunkeeper, caused me to pay 37½ cents to him, I also paid 25 cents to a justice of the Peace to qualify me to testify that the gun was mine— The said Wiley E. Williams is said to be the one that carried the story to which story was the cause of the exterminating order being issued as stated by the in said order— Simons P. Curtis”— Sworn to, before C. M. Woods Clerk, Circuit Court, Illinois—
“I of the Town of and State of Illinois upon oath saith that I was a resident of in the State of Missouri and that on the 16th. day of November in the year of our Lord 1838 Judge Vinson Smith, and others came to my house and ordered myself and family, Levi Taylor, David Osborn and others, to leave our possession which we had bought of Government, and paid our money for the same saying we must within three days leave the or they would take our lives, for there was no law to save us, after that time, in consequence of these proceedings together with ’ exterminating order, we were compelled to leave the State of . Furthermore this deponent saith not, Given under my hand at the 17th. day of March A.D. 1840. .” Sworn to before C. M. Woods, Clerk Circuit Court.
Illinois March 17. A.D. 1840 This is to certify that I was a Citizen, resident of Missouri, at the time — — ’ Exterminating Order was issued, and that I was quartered on by the Mob Militia, without my leave or consent, at different times, and at one time by William Mann, Hiram Cumstock, and , who professed to be the Captain, also Robert White, and that I was at the murder of Hauns [Hawn’s] Mill, and was wounded— And that I was driven from the , to my inconvenience and deprived of my freedom, As well as to my loss of at least four hundred dollars.— .” Sworn to, before C. M. Woods, Clerk, Circuit Court—
“I do hereby certify that I was a resident of in the State of Missouri in the year of our Lord 1838, and owned Land to considerable amount building lots &c in the village of , and in consequence of Mobocracy together with ’ exterminating order was compelled to leave the under great Sacrifice of real and personal property, which has reduced and left myself and family in a State of Poverty with a delicate state of health in an advanced stage of life, furthermore this deponent saith not— Given under my hand at , Illinois, March 17. 1840— . Sworn to, before C. M. Woods, Clerk— Illinois— [p. 1034]
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