Letter from Isaac Galland, 11 March 1843

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March 11th 1843.
Genl. Joseph Smith—
Dr Sir.
I hasten to say to you that a man supposed to be , the person charged with the attempted assassination of late Gov. of , has been arrested in this , and sent to Jefferson city. Yesterday I conversed with the Jailor of this , who informed me that he had suggested to the man who had charge of , that it would be best to have the receive him at Jefferson city, as it was quite probable, that could not be taken to without being assassinated. The next day, after I learned that was in prison, I went to the prision to see him, but I was too late, he had been sent forward that morning at 5 Oclk in the morning. It had been thought best by Mr Mclloday the Jailor to send him on as soon as possible in order to avoid the consequences of public excitement. Mr Mclloday informed me that had named me, and wished to to see me, but being prevented by the early hour of his departure, Mr Mclloday had promised to see me on the occasion, which promise he has faithfully fulfilled. The communication which I have thus received is that, that wished to, or has already, employed Mr Blannerhassett [Richard S. Blennerhassett] as his counsel to go to or to any other place where it may be necessary to defend him and to manage his defence; Ind and desired that Mr Blannerhassett may be be secured in his fee [p. [1]]
March 11th 1843.
Genl. Joseph Smith—
Dr Sir.
I hasten to say to you that a man supposed to be , the person charged with the attempted assassination of late Gov. of , has been arrested in this , and sent to Jefferson city. Yesterday I conversed with the Jailor of this , who informed me that he had suggested to the man who had charge of , that it would be best to have the receive him at Jefferson city, as it was quite probable, that could not be taken to without being assassinated. The next day, after I learned that was in prison, I went to the prision to see him, but I was too late, he had been sent forward that morning at 5 Oclk . It had been thought best by Mr Mclloday the Jailor to send him on as soon as possible in order to avoid the consequences of public excitement. Mr Mclloday informed me that had named me, and wished to see me, but being prevented by the early hour of his departure, Mr Mclloday had promised to see me on the occasion, which promise he has faithfully fulfilled. The communication which I have thus received is that, wished to, or has already, employed Mr Blannerhassett [Richard S. Blennerhassett] as his counsel to go to or to any other place where it may be necessary to defend him and to manage his defence; and desired that Mr Blannerhassett may be secured in his fee [p. [1]]
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