Affidavit from Shepherd Patrick and Others, 2 July 1843

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state of authorised to hear and determined upon writs of : that said acted as a guard and assistant under said on their Journy from till they arrived at the City of : that said Smith was allowed by said to ride his horse & in a Buggy on said journey while the said while said rode in said the Coach upon upon the assurance and pledge of Jas Campbell Esqr the sheriff of Ills. who had said & in custody for want of bail in a civil action & upon whose <​whom​> they had served habeus Corpus returnable before at Illinois <​Ills​>— your affiants further <​also​> time as well as others in Company at the same time gave assurances & pledges to said that his prisoner the said Smith should not escape from him, and the said was satisfied as he avowed with the pledges aforesaid & expressed him sel[f] to be so at the time & fully consinted that <​the​> said Smith might travel on said journy in the manner he did. That the friends of said Smith met him in great numbers as he approached the city of by which place the sheriff as thes these affiants believd voluntarily decided to go at the request of <​said​> Smith and upon representations made to him that it was the best route to . That no violance was offered to said or & that to the best of these affiants Knowledge & belief no threats or intimidation [p. [2]]
state of authorised to hear and determined upon writs of : that said acted as a guard and assistant under said on their Journy from till they arrived at the City of : that said Smith was allowed by said to ride his horse & in a Buggy on said journey while the said while said rode in the Coach upon the assurance and pledge of Jas Campbell Esqr the sheriff of Ills. who had said & in custody for want of bail in a civil action & upon whom they had served habeus Corpus returnable before at Ills— your affiants as well as others in Company at the same time gave assurances & pledges to said that his prisoner the said Smith should not escape from him, and the said was satisfied as he avowed with the pledges aforesaid & expressed him self to be so at the time & fully consinted that the said Smith might travel on said journy in the manner he did. That the friends of said Smith met him in great numbers as he approached the city of by which place the sheriff as these affiants believd voluntarily decided to go at the request of said Smith and upon representations made to him that it was the best route to . That no violance was offered to said or & that to the best of these affiants Knowledge & belief no threats or intimidation [p. [2]]
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