Affidavit from Daniel Avery, 28 December 1843

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arrest me and take me before a magistrate that night. but middleton and McCoy objected as I was sick. The Sheriff, however executed his writ and left me in their care till mor[n]ing: It being late before we breakfasted. he came in the Morning and made the second scope of his Authority and took me. He quized me the night before to draw something out for testimony but as innocence can not be effected with truth, he was as wise at one end the story as the other.
At Waterloo I was examined by a M[a]gistrate who committed <​me​> upon <​the substance of​> an affidavit made by my in duress with a bowie Knife at his breast, and <​upon​> a promise thus he should be liberated from Monticello Jail where he was Confined after being Kidnapped as some three or four weeks previous. My bonds were fixed at $1000. And, as I had no bail in such a strange place, I was started for Palmyra Jail in Marion County. The <​dept​> Sheriff took me to Mustgrove, <​the Sherriff​> a distance [p. [5]]
arrest me and take me before a magistrate that night. but middleton and McCoy objected as I was sick. The Sheriff, however executed his writ and left me in their care till morning: It being late before we breakfasted. he came in the Morning and made the second scope of his Authority and took me. He quized me the night before to draw something out for testimony but as innocence can not be effected with truth, he was as wise at one end the story as the other.
At Waterloo I was examined by a Magistrate who committed me upon the substance of an affidavit made by my in duress with a bowie Knife at his breast, and upon a promise thus he should be liberated from Monticello Jail where he was Confined after being Kidnapped some three or four weeks previous. My bonds were fixed at $1000. And, as I had no bail in such a strange place, I was started for Palmyra Jail in Marion County. The dept Sheriff took me to Mustgrove, the Sherriff a distance [p. [5]]
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