Letter from Newel K. Whitney, 20 April 1837

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20th April 1837
Brother Joseph &
Your families are all well as usual  and in good spirits— of Ravenna came here day before yesterday  & after counseling together he thought best to defer doing any thing with Clarke  & others for the present, but let them go on as they could do nothing— the enemy  have learned that we have the advantage of them, and seem to be startled  and Davis & [Solomon]Denton say they will rot in prison before they will testify in Court.  The fact is Clarke and others have learned that they have said too much for  their own good, and they feel more quiet than they did & the excitement got  up by them runs low, in consequence of which says to me  this morning write Joseph & to come home as soon as they please  they need have any fears on account of the enemy at all——
, , & went and saw [Timothy] Martindale yesterday  who says he will not settle otherwise than we pay him $2500 pay cost of  Court & he keep the farm, or he will leave it to men to say how much  we shall give him. thinks if we leave it to the Court  to decide, Martindale will recover the 5000 $ therefore thinks [p. 61]
20th April 1837
Brother Joseph &
Your families are all well as usual and in good spirits— of Ravenna came here day before yesterday & after counseling together he thought best to defer doing any thing with Clarke & others for the present, but let them go on as they could do nothing— the enemy have learned that we have the advantage of them, and seem to be startled and Davis & SolomonDenton say they will rot in prison before they will testify in Court. The fact is Clarke and others have learned that they have said too much for their own good, and they feel more quiet than they did & the excitement got up by them runs low, in consequence of which says to me this morning write Joseph & to come home as soon as they please they need have any fears on account of the enemy at all——
, , & went and saw [Timothy] Martindale yesterday who says he will not settle otherwise than we pay him $2500 pay cost of Court & he keep the farm, or he will leave it to men to say how much we shall give him. thinks if we leave it to the Court to decide, Martindale will recover the 5000 $ therefore thinks [p. 61]
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