History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 29​>
, Now of Ills Lawyer
" "
George W. Thatcher " County Clerk
James W. Brattle " Land shark
" " "
" Lawyer
Michael Reckard ½ west of " Farmer
" Lawyer
E[lam] S. Freeman " Blacksmith
Thomas L. Barnes " Quack Doctor
John Wilson " Tavern Keeper
Edward Jones 5 miles north of " Farmer
Capt. , Augusta " Tavern Keeper
Joel Catlin " " Farmer &c
William D. Abernathy " " " "
Erastus Austin Constable &c
[blank] Austin Loafer
Reuben Graves St. Mary’s Ills. Farmer
Henry Garnett " " "
F. J. Bartlett " " Miller
Valentine Wilson " Farmer
<​[blank] [Sylvester] Bartlett,​> <​Editor of the Whig​>
<​Maj. W. B. Warren,​> <​a damned villian​>
Col. Gettis <​Geddis​> " Farmer
Matthews McClaughny " "
Nickerson Wright " "
John McAuley Campcreek precinct " One of the worst men in .
Pontusuc Ills
" "
" " [HC 7:144]
[blank] Douglass " " School master
George Backman, One of the Durfee Murderers
[blank] Moss, or Morse, " " " "
Jacob Beck " " " "
Backman lives in , Moss or Morse <​and Jacob Beck​> have left left the country but expect to return.
“The foregoing is a pretty large list; there are others of the smaller fry which I deem unworthy of notice, inasmuch as they were led on through the influence of the leaders, and whiskey. I most cheerfully give you any information in my power in reference to this matter; the only thing that I regret about is, that these things I am fearful will be put off so long that I will not live to see, or hear of, the awful vengeance which will in the end over take the assassins. I have long been of the opinion that forbearance is no longer a virtue, let the guilty be made to answer for their crimes. Let justice be done and all will be well.
“The blood hounds are still determined on taking my life, I can hear from them every once in a while. I will have to be exceedingly careful this summer or they will have my scalp. They still act upon the [p. 238]
June 29
, Now of Ills Lawyer
" "
George W. Thatcher " County Clerk
James W. Brattle " Land shark
" " "
" Lawyer
Michael Reckard ½ west of " Farmer
" Lawyer
Elam S. Freeman " Blacksmith
Thomas L. Barnes " Quack Doctor
John Wilson " Tavern Keeper
Edward Jones 5 miles north of " Farmer
Capt. , Augusta " Tavern Keeper
Joel Catlin " " Farmer &c
William D. Abernathy " " " "
Erastus Austin Constable &c
[blank] Austin Loafer
Reuben Graves St. Mary’s Ills. Farmer
Henry Garnett " " "
F. J. Bartlett " " Miller
Valentine Wilson " Farmer
[blank] [Sylvester] Bartlett, Editor of the Whig
Maj. W. B. Warren, a damned villian
Col. Geddis " Farmer
Matthews McClaughny " "
Nickerson Wright " "
John McAuley Campcreek precinct " One of the worst men in .
Pontusuc Ills
" "
" " [HC 7:144]
[blank] Douglass " " School master
George Backman, One of the Durfee Murderers
[blank] Moss, or Morse, " " " "
Jacob Beck " " " "
Backman lives in , Moss or Morse and Jacob Beck have left the country but expect to return.
“The foregoing is a pretty large list; there are others of the smaller fry which I deem unworthy of notice, inasmuch as they were led on through the influence of the leaders, and whiskey. I most cheerfully give you any information in my power in reference to this matter; the only thing that I regret about is, that these things I am fearful will be put off so long that I will not live to see, or hear of, the awful vengeance which will in the end over take the assassins. I have long been of the opinion that forbearance is no longer a virtue, let the guilty be made to answer for their crimes. Let justice be done and all will be well.
“The blood hounds are still determined on taking my life, I can hear from them every once in a while. I will have to be exceedingly careful this summer or they will have my scalp. They still act upon the [p. 238]
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