Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Resolved, Fifthly— That the cruelties practiced upon our Citizens, since their Abduction, is disgraceful to humanity; the hight of injustice and oppression, and would disgrace the annals of the most barbarous Nations, in either ancient, or modern times; and can only find its parallel in the “Auto da Fa” the inquisitions in Spain.
Resolved, Sixthly— That— such unconstitutional proceedings on the part of the Citizens of . ought to arouse every patriot to exertion and diligence, to put a stop to such a procedure; and use all constitutional means to bring the offenders to justice.
Resolved, Seventhly— that we memorialize the of this of the gross outrage which has been committed on our citizens; and pledge ourselves to aid him in such measures, as may be deemed necessary to restore our citizens to freedom, and have satisfaction for the wrongs we have suffered.
Chairn.
Sec’t.
Memorial to Thomas Carlin • 13 July 1840
To his Excellency
.
The committee undersigned being appointed a committee to draft a memorial to your relative to the recent outrages— would respectfully represent; that after being driven from our homes and pleasant places of abode in the state of by the authorities of said , seemed to be the first shelter or assylum which presented itself to our view.
That having left the State of Illinois your memorialists found an assylum in the state of ; & notwithstanding the false reports which were circulated to our prejudice, we were received with kindness by the noble hearted Citizens of : Who relieved our necessities, & bade us welcome; for which Kindness we feel thankful.
That under your ’s administrations, we have had every encouragement given us and have every [p. 185]
Resolved, Fifthly— That the cruelties practiced upon our Citizens, since their Abduction, is disgraceful to humanity; the hight of injustice and oppression, and would disgrace the annals of the most barbarous Nations, in either ancient, or modern times; and can only find its parallel in the “Auto da Fa” the inquisitions in Spain.
Resolved, Sixthly— That— such unconstitutional proceedings on the part of the Citizens of . ought to arouse every patriot to exertion and diligence, to put a stop to such a procedure; and use all constitutional means to bring the offenders to justice.
Resolved, Seventhly— that we memorialize the of this of the gross outrage which has been committed on our citizens; and pledge ourselves to aid him in such measures, as may be deemed necessary to restore our citizens to freedom, and have satisfaction for the wrongs we have suffered.
Chairn.
Sec’t.
Memorial to Thomas Carlin • 13 July 1840
To his Excellency
.
The undersigned being appointed a committee to draft a memorial to your relative to the recent outrages— would respectfully represent; that after being driven from our homes and pleasant places of abode in the state of by the authorities of said , seemed to be the first shelter or assylum which presented itself to our view.
That having left the State of your memorialists found an assylum in the state of ; & notwithstanding the false reports which were circulated to our prejudice, we were received with kindness by the noble hearted Citizens of : Who relieved our necessities, & bade us welcome; for which Kindness we feel thankful.
That under your ’s administration, we have had every encouragement given us and have every [p. 185]
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