Affidavit from Daniel Avery, 28 December 1843

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had no fees for him. I objected to having my trial put off 6 months: I did not fancy the dungeon of Palmyra prison. The court concluded to let me to bail under bonds of $1000 but this I could not obtain: subsequently it was reduced to $500, but all in vain for I was unacquainted with the people. This was on Saturday and I was thus left to meditate on the mischief that may be made out of a little matter by meddlesome men: On Monday I sued out a writ of and after a fair hearing of the matter I received the following Order
State of Missouri) sct
County of Clark)
ordered by the Clark County Court, Decer. 25th, 1843, that Samuel Morgan, <​Musgrove​> of sheriff of said <​Clark​> County, discharge from imprisonment on an indictment found against him for the alleged crime of stealing a— mare of Joseph McCay’s [p. [8]]
had no fees for him. I objected to having my trial put off 6 months: I did not fancy the dungeon of Palmyra prison. The court concluded to let me to bail under bonds of $1000 but this I could not obtain: subsequently it was reduced to $500, but all in vain for I was unacquainted with the people. This was on Saturday and I was thus left to meditate on the mischief that may be made out of a little matter by meddlesome men: On Monday I sued out a writ of and after a fair hearing of the matter I received the following Order
State of Missouri) sct
County of Clark)
ordered by the Clark County Court, Decer. 25th, 1843, that Samuel , Musgrove sheriff of Clark County, discharge from imprisonment on an indictment found against him for the alleged crime of stealing a— mare of Joseph McCay’s [p. [8]]
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