Affidavit, 7 July 1843–A

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or of exterminating them if they should remain within it. (For proof of this fact, see the order of , dated Oct. 27, 1838, sent herewith) that this deponant and <​his​> people, received notices, warnings and orders from the civil and millitary officers of , as well as from mobs who co-operated with them, to leave the and were threatened with death if they refused. that this deponant, with others was taken prisoner by an armed mob, and oppressed, imprisoned and carried from place to place to place without authority of law. That his whole people comprising at least fifteen thousand families <​people​> were driven out like wild beasts— that hundreds were murdered by shooting, stabbing, beating, and by having their brains beaten out with clubs— great numbers were starved to death— many died from fatigue and hardships in the fields— women were ravished— children murdered, and every cruelty inflicted. This Deponant with his comerades was <​were​> imprisoned about six months, and until nearly all his people had been driven out of the — that they were then by order of the officers of the set at liberty and ordered to flee from the — that after they were released, they were pursued by armed men, who endeavored to shoot them— that they thus were pursued out of the , and were in peril of their lives as long as they remained within its limits.
And this deponant says that he never committed any crime against the <​laws​> of that he never commanded or controlled any Military or other force— that he never left the voluntarily but hoped <​to be permitted​> to enjoy his rights, property and liberty like other peacible Citizens— but that he [p. [2]]
or of exterminating them if they should remain within it. (For proof of this fact, see the order of , dated Oct. 27, 1838, sent herewith) that this deponant and his people, received notices, warnings and orders from the civil and millitary officers of , as well as from mobs who co-operated with them, to leave the and were threatened with death if they refused. that this deponant, with others was taken prisoner by an armed mob, and oppressed, imprisoned and carried from place to place without authority of law. That his whole people comprising at least fifteen thousand people were driven out like wild beasts— that hundreds were murdered by shooting, stabbing, beating, and by having their brains beaten out with clubs— great numbers were starved to death— many died from fatigue and hardship in the fields— women were ravished— children murdered, and every cruelty inflicted. This Deponant with his comerades were imprisoned about six months, and until nearly all his people had been driven out of the — that they were then by order of the officers of the set at liberty and ordered to flee from the — that after they were released, they were pursued by armed men, who endeavored to shoot them— that they thus were pursued out of the , and were in peril of their lives as long as they remained within its limits.
And this deponant says that he never committed any crime against the laws of that he never commanded or controlled any Military or other force— that he never left the voluntarily but hoped to be permitted to enjoy his rights, property and liberty like other peacible Citizens— but that he [p. [2]]
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