Account of Hearing, 8 May 1844, Copy [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]

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but the truth— since the settlement of our difficulties— I have not mentioned his name disrespectfully— he wants to bind up my hands in the circuit court and make me pay heavy damages for telling the truth,
<​In relation to the conspiracy​> I have not heard say he would take away my life, but , and and said they would shoot me— and the only offence against me is telling the truth—
I did say that did steal a raw hide, I have seen him steal a number of times these are the truths <​things​> that they now want to ruin me, for<​; for​> telling the truth— when riding in the Stage I have seen him put his hand in a woman’s bosom, and he also lifted up her clothes
I know that they are wicked, malicious, adulterous, bad characters— I say it under oath— I can tell all the particulars from first to last— [2/3 page blank] [p. 5]
but the truth— since the settlement of our difficulties— I have not mentioned his name disrespectfully— he wants to bind up my hands in the circuit court and make me pay heavy damages for telling the truth,
In relation to the conspiracy I have not heard say he would take away my life, but , and and said they would shoot me— and the only offence against me is telling the truth—
I did say that did steal a raw hide, I have seen him steal a number of times these are the things that they now want to ruin me, for; for telling the truth— when riding in the Stage I have seen him put his hand in a woman’s bosom, and he also lifted up her clothes
I know that they are wicked, malicious, adulterous, bad characters— I say it under oath— I can tell all the particulars from first to last— [2/3 page blank] [p. 5]
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