Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to our people in open day light,— About this time word came to , that a party of mob had come to into to the South East of , that they were horses and Cattle,— that they were burning houses, and ordering the inhabitants to leave their homes immediately; and that they had then actually in their possession three men prisoners; this report reached in the evening and was confirmed about midnight.—
A company of about sixty men went forth under the command of , to disperse the mob, as they supposed.— a battle was the result, in which and two of his men were killed & others wounded; , it appears, had but one killed, and others wounded and notwithstanding the unlawful acts committed by ’s men previous to the battle, it was not asserted and claimed that he was regularly ordered out as a Militia Captain to preserve the peace along the line of and Counties.— That battle was fought four or five days previous to the arrival of and his army.— About the time of the battle with a number of our people, who were living near Horn’s mill, on , about 20 miles below ; together with a number of emigrants, who had been stopped there in consequence of the excitement, made an agreement with the mob, which was about there, that neither party should molest the other but dwell in peace.——
Shortly after this agreement was made, a mob party of from 2 to 300 many of whom we supposed to be from , some from , and also those who had agreed to dwell in peace, came upon our people there, whose number in men were about 40, at a time they little expected any such thing; and without any cerimony, notwithstanding they [p. 167]
to our people in open day light,— About this time word came to , that a party of mob had come into to the South East of , that they were horses and Cattle,— that they were burning houses, and ordering the inhabitants to leave their homes immediately; and that they had then actually in their possession three men prisoners; this report reached in the evening and was confirmed about midnight.—
A company of about sixty men went forth under the command of , to disperse the mob, as they supposed.— a battle was the result, in which and two of his men were killed & others wounded; , it appears, had but one killed, and others wounded and notwithstanding the unlawful acts committed by ’s men previous to the battle, it was not asserted and claimed that he was regularly ordered out as a Militia Captain to preserve the peace along the line of and Counties.— That battle was fought four or five days previous to the arrival of and his army.— About the time of the battle with a number of our people, who were living near Horn’s mill, on , about 20 miles below ; together with a number of emigrants, who had been stopped there in consequence of the excitement, made an agreement with the mob, which was about there, that neither party should molest the other but dwell in peace.——
Shortly after this agreement was made, a mob party of from 2 to 300 many of whom we supposed to be from , some from , and also those who had agreed to dwell in peace, came upon our people there, whose number in men were about 40, at a time they little expected any such thing; and without any cerimony, notwithstanding they [p. 167]
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