Affidavit from Amos Chase, 19 December 1843, Thomas Bullock Second Copy

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State of Illinois) ss
City of )
On the 19th. day of Decr. 1843 came Amos S Chase, before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 18th. day of Decr. 1843 he was about four miles below in , shortly after the Constable arrested for being concerned in kidnapping , not long since, and saw the men of the Neighborhood gathering with Arms, to retake the said : and when asked what they would do if the did not sanction such an unlawful course: several of them replied “Damn the ! if he opens his head we will punch a hole through him!!” He dare not open his head!” We will serve him the same sauce we will the Mormons.” The said Mob then went to , where your affiant saw them with their arms, and further your affiant saith not
Amos S Chase
Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 19th. day of Decr. 1843
. Clerk M. C. [p. [1]]
State of Illinois) ss
City of )
On the 19th. day of Decr. 1843 came Amos S Chase, before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said , and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that on the 18th. day of Decr. 1843 he was about four miles below in , shortly after the Constable arrested for being concerned in kidnapping , not long since, and saw the men of the Neighborhood gathering with Arms, to retake the said : and when asked what they would do if the did not sanction such an unlawful course: several of them replied “Damn the ! if he opens his head we will punch a hole through him!!” He dare not open his head!” We will serve him the same sauce we will the Mormons.” The said Mob then went to , where your affiant saw them with their arms, and further your affiant saith not
Amos S Chase
Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 19th. day of Decr. 1843
. Clerk M. C. [p. [1]]
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