Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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plan was concocted from the down to the lowest Judge;— and that, that damned Baptist priest, Riley who was riding into town every day to watch the people, was stirring up the minds of the people against us all he could, exciting them and stirring up their minds against us, for fear they would let us go— , however, got bail and made his escape to . The jailor Samuel Tillory Esq told us also, that the whole plan was concocted by the down to the lowest Judge, in that upper Country; early in the previous spring, and the plan was manfully carried out at the time when went down to Jefferson City with the Geral. , , and ,— the self styled De[l]aware chief. This was sometime in the month of september, when the mob were collected at , in Carroll county. He also told us that the was now ashamed of enough of the whole transaction an and would be glad to set us all at liberty if he dared to do it; but said he you need not be concerned for the has laid a plan for your release. He also said that the State’s attorney was appointed to be circuit Judge in the circuit passing through , and that he () was instructed to fix the papers so that we would be sure to be clear of any incumbrances in a very short time.
Some time in April we were taken to as they said to have a trial, but when we arrived at that place, instead of finding a court or <a> Jury we found another Inquisition and who was the district attorney, the same man who was one of the court martial when we were sentenced to death, was now the circuit Judge of that pretended court and the grand jury that was then empanelled were all at the massacre at and lively actors in that awful solemn and disgraceful coolblooded murder and all the pretense they made of excuse was that the made them do it. The same jury sat as a jury in the day time and were placed over us as a guard [p. 274]
plan was concocted from the down to the lowest Judge;— and that, that damned Baptist priest, Riley who was riding into town every day to watch the people, was stirring up the minds of the people against us all he could, exciting them and stirring up their minds against us, for fear they would let us go— , however, got bail and made his escape to . The jailor Samuel Tillory Esq told us also, that the whole plan was concocted by the down to the lowest Judge, in that upper Country; early in the previous spring, and the plan was manfully carried out at the time when went down to Jefferson City with the Geral. , , and ,— the self styled Delaware chief. This was sometime in the month of september, when the mob were collected at , in Carroll county. He also told us that the was now ashamed enough of the whole transaction and would be glad to set us all at liberty if he dared to do it; but said he you need not be concerned for the has laid a plan for your release. He also said that the State’s attorney was appointed to be circuit Judge in the circuit passing through , and that he () was instructed to fix the papers so that we would be sure to be clear of any incumbrances in a very short time.
Some time in April we were taken to as they said to have a trial, but when we arrived at that place, instead of finding a court or a Jury we found another Inquisition and who was the district attorney, the same man who was one of the court martial when we were sentenced to death, was now the circuit Judge of that pretended court and the grand jury that was then empanelled were all at the massacre at and lively actors in that awful solemn and disgraceful coolblooded murder and all the pretense they made of excuse was that the made them do it. The same jury sat as a jury in the day time and were placed over us as a guard [p. 274]
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