History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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<​July 13​> then told that they would whip him, one of them by the name of Monday, saying to this God dam you I’ll cut you to the hollow. They however at last unbound the without whipping him. states that said Rogers was taken just beyond the place where was bound with a rope round his neck, and he heard a great number of blows which he then supposed, and has since learned, were inflicted upon said Rogers, and heard him cry out several times as if in great agony; after which together with Rogers was taken [HC 4:156] back and placed in the room f<​rom​> which they were taken, together with one Boyce and Brown and detained until Monday next succeeding the day on which he was kidnapped; at which time he received from one of the company, who had imprisoned him, a passport, of which the following is a copy. “Tully Mo. July 12 1840. The people of Tully, having taken up , with some others, and having examined into the offences committed, find nothing to justify his detention any longer, and have released him. By order of the Committee— H. M. Woodyard—” And then this was permitted to return home into the State of . This place in to which and said Rogers were taken, he has learned is called Tully, and is situated in the County of Lewis, and at which place, the said Allensworth Owsley, and Martin, are now living. I hereby certify that the foregoing affidavit was this day subscribed, and duly sworn to, before me, by the said , Justice of the Peace.”
“At a meeting of the Citizens of , Hancock County, Illinois 13th. July 1840 was called to the chair, and was appointed Secretary. On motion, a Committee was appointed to report resolutions, expressive of the sense of this meeting, consisting of the following persons to wit: , , , and , who retired and after a short absence, reported the following preamble and resolutions which were unanimously adopted. Preamble. The Committee, appointed to express the sense of this meeting, in relation to the recent acts of abduction, and other deeds of cruelty, and inhumanity committed upon our Citizens, by the Citizens of the State of , beg leave respectfully to report: That having under consideration the principal matters involved in the discharge of their duty; they have been forced to arrive at the following conclusion. 1st. That the People of not having sufficiently slaked their thirst for blood and plunder, are now disposed to pursue us with a repetition of the scenes of brutality, which marked their whole course of conduct towards us during our unhappy residence among them. [HC 4:157] 2nd. That notwithstanding they have already robbed us of our homes— murdered our families, stolen and carried away our property; and to complete the measure of their infamy as a State, their caused unoffending thousands to be banished from the , without even the form of a trial, or the slightest evidence of crime; they are now sending their gangs of murdering banditti, and thieving brigands, to <​w​>reak further vengeance and satisfy their insatiable cupidity in the State of , and that too, before we have even had time to erect shelters for our families. 3rd. That for the purpose of giving a semblance of justification to their most unhallowed conduct, — — the people of , have again commenced concealing goods within the limits of our settlements, as they had done before in the State of , in order to raise a charge of stealing against our Citizens, and under this guize they have within a few days kidnapped and carried away several [p. 1079]
July 13 then told that they would whip him, one of them by the name of Monday, saying to this God dam you I’ll cut you to the hollow. They however at last unbound the without whipping him. states that said Rogers was taken just beyond the place where was bound with a rope round his neck, and he heard a great number of blows which he then supposed, and has since learned, were inflicted upon said Rogers, and heard him cry out several times as if in great agony; after which together with Rogers was taken [HC 4:156] back and placed in the room from which they were taken, together with one Boyce and Brown and detained until Monday next succeeding the day on which he was kidnapped; at which time he received from one of the company, who had imprisoned him, a passport, of which the following is a copy. “Tully Mo. July 12 1840. The people of Tully, having taken up , with some others, and having examined into the offences committed, find nothing to justify his detention any longer, and have released him. By order of the Committee— H. M. Woodyard—” And then this was permitted to return home into the State of . This place in to which and said Rogers were taken, he has learned is called Tully, and is situated in the County of Lewis, and at which place, the said Allensworth Owsley, and Martin, are now living. I hereby certify that the foregoing affidavit was this day subscribed, and duly sworn to, before me, by the said , Justice of the Peace.”
“At a meeting of the Citizens of , Hancock County, Illinois 13th. July 1840 was called to the chair, and was appointed Secretary. On motion, a Committee was appointed to report resolutions, expressive of the sense of this meeting, consisting of the following persons to wit: , , , and , who retired and after a short absence, reported the following preamble and resolutions which were unanimously adopted. Preamble. The Committee, appointed to express the sense of this meeting, in relation to the recent acts of abduction, and other deeds of cruelty, and inhumanity committed upon our Citizens, by the Citizens of the State of , beg leave respectfully to report: That having under consideration the principal matters involved in the discharge of their duty; they have been forced to arrive at the following conclusion. 1st. That the People of not having sufficiently slaked their thirst for blood and plunder, are now disposed to pursue us with a repetition of the scenes of brutality, which marked their whole course of conduct towards us during our unhappy residence among them. [HC 4:157] 2nd. That notwithstanding they have already robbed us of our homes— murdered our families, stolen and carried away our property; and to complete the measure of their infamy as a State, their caused unoffending thousands to be banished from the , without even the form of a trial, or the slightest evidence of crime; they are now sending their gangs of murdering banditti, and thieving brigands, to wreak further vengeance and satisfy their insatiable cupidity in the State of , and that too, before we have even had time to erect shelters for our families. 3rd. That for the purpose of giving a semblance of justification to their most unhallowed conduct, — — the people of , have again commenced concealing goods within the limits of our settlements, as they had done before in the State of , in order to raise a charge of stealing against our Citizens, and under this guize they have within a few days kidnapped and carried away several [p. 1079]
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