Journal, March–September 1838

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  • Historical Introduction
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one half mile of line, We all  returned this evening to ,

7 September 1838 • Friday

Friday the 7th  We all met at s agr eeable to adjournment,
We did not know but  there would be a distirbance among the mob  characters, today, we accordingly had an army  of men placed at the county line so as to be  ready at a minuits warning if there should  be any difficulty at the trial, the who was the prossecut or had no witnesses but who  contrived to swear a great may things that never  had an existace [existence] untill he swore them and I pr esume, never entered the heart of any man  And in fine I think he swore by the Job.  (as he was employed so to do by .)
The witnesses on the part of the defence was  ,   & , The  bound Prest Smith & over to court  in a five hundred dollar bond, there was  no proof against them criminal, but it is  suposed he did it to pasify as much as possible  the feelings of the mobers. he (the ) stating  after in my presence that there was nothing proven  against them worthy of bonds, but they submitted  without murmering a word, gave the bonds with  sufficient securities, and all returned home the  same evening, We found two persons in  at the trial, from, which Gentlemen were sent from   as a committe to enquire  into all this matter. as the mobers had sent [p. 80]
one half mile of line, We all returned this evening to ,

7 September 1838 • Friday

Friday the 7th We all met at s agreeable to adjournment,
We did not know but there would be a distirbance among the mob characters, today, we accordingly had an army of men placed at the county line so as to be ready at a minuits warning if there should be any difficulty at the trial, the who was the prossecutor had no witnesses but who contrived to swear a great may things that never had an existace existence untill he swore them and I presume, never entered the heart of any man And in fine I think he swore by the Job. (as he was employed so to do by .)
The witnesses on the part of the defence was , & , The bound Prest Smith & over to court in a five hundred dollar bond, there was no proof against them criminal, but it is suposed he did it to pasify as much as possible the feelings of the mobers. he (the ) stating after in my presence that there was nothing proven against them worthy of bonds, but they submitted without murmering a word, gave the bonds with sufficient securities, and all returned home the same evening, We found two persons in at the trial, from, which Gentlemen were sent from as a committe to enquire into all this matter. as the mobers had sent [p. 80]
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