Affidavit from Daniel Avery, 28 December 1843

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an hour they returned with an armed mob, with rifles and other weapons, sufficient to make the whole company number about 20. Being all on horse back they formed a circle, with your in the center, (who, up to this time had called upon <​acquainted​> every man he saw that “they were Kidnapping him,”) and marched in that order to a house on the piont below , And as I was very cold from being bound they took me into the house and loosed me to warm. I now called for a trial, as I had told them all the way thus I never resisted legal authority: They said they were huntng a magistrate: Says I under stand you, you mean to force me into . McCoy returned, and said we are ready. It was about midnight. We went about 300 yards up the to a skiff. I refused to cross, as they had promised me a trial. They foreced me into the skiff and bound me, and five men put me across. Their names, so far as I could ascertain, are William Middleton, William Clark, Joseph McCoy and the School master from <​and Charles Coolidge​> [p. [3]]
an hour they returned with an armed mob, with rifles and other weapons, sufficient to make the whole company number about 20. Being all on horse back they formed a circle, with your in the center, (who, up to this time had acquainted every man he saw that “they were Kidnapping him,”) and marched in that order to a house on the piont below , And as I was very cold from being bound they took me into the house to warm. I now called for a trial, as I had told them all the way thus I never resisted legal authority: They said they were huntng a magistrate: Says I under stand you, you mean to force me into . McCoy returned, and said we are ready. It was about midnight. We went about 300 yards up the to a skiff. I refused to cross, as they had promised me a trial. They foreced me into the skiff and bound me, and five men put me across. Their names, so far as I could ascertain, are William Middleton, William Clark, Joseph McCoy and Charles Coolidge [p. [3]]
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