History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

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<​Sunday 17 Decr.​> Mr. one of the Constables of , started with ten men this p m <​afternoon​> to arrest <​for kidnapping ,​> upon a warrant granted by Esqre. Esqre. J.P.
18 December 1843 • Monday
<​18​> After dinner— returned with <​a Schoolmaster​> when an examination was had before in the Assembly room— was found guilty of kidnapping <​​> and bound over to the Circuit <​County​> <​Circuit​> Court <​at ​> for trial, in the sum of $3,000— <​I suggested to<​endeavored to have​> the court the propriety of reducing <​reduce​> these bonds, as was comparatively a stranger in — but did not succeed—​>
During the investigation testimony appeared to shew that had threatened my life, & for this, I made affidavit, & brought him to trial before J.P. immediately after he had received the sentence of , I extract from the Neighbor (see 134 & 135 The prisoner (to) themselves”
<​θ​> about 10 p m Two young men arrived as express from , stating that a Mob was collecting at , also at Col house; & Messengers had gone to Miss. the Mob in to reinforce their number there— <​*​>
I received from Esqre <​Esqre. the following​> made a demand <​Sir (Copy)​> on me, as the Mayor, for a posse, to send to ’s assistance, whom he had sent this afternoon with a warrant to apprehend as being concerned in the kidnapping of , which demand I complied with by writing to Maj Gen (Copy) Mayor and also wrote to Major Gen Sir (Copy) Mayor
<​*​> Dr. made the following affidavit “State of (Copy) Court” <​whereupon I​>
who detached Col with 10 men for that purpose <​θ​>
I returned home to rest about one o clock in the morning of the 19th.
19 December 1843 • Tuesday
<​Tuesday 19​> at home— About 9 a m a part of the Company who went with returned, & stated that they went within two miles of ’, when they were informed that a body of men <​armed with rifles &c were​> collected around him <​at his house​>, & he judged it prudent to return for weapons & help: also that bro told them, that he had seen 30 armed men following Constable , some miles on his way when he had charge of in custody.
<​“<​*​> I directed my clerks to ma <​make​> copy <​copies​> the affidavits respecting the kidnapping of the Averys to send to ; that he might be left without excuse altho he may <​probably​> not read them.​>
immediately wrote to to have him come to and make affidavit of the warlike movements of the mob, that he might send to the
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Sunday 17 Decr. Mr. one of the Constables of , started with ten men this afternoon to arrest for kidnapping , upon a warrant granted by Esqre. J.P.
18 December 1843 • Monday
18 After dinner— returned with a Schoolmaster when an examination was had before in the Assembly room— was found guilty of kidnapping and bound over to the Circuit Court at for trial, in the sum of $3,000— I endeavored to have the court reduce these bonds, as was comparatively a stranger in — but did not succeed—
During the investigation testimony appeared to shew that had threatened my life, & for this, I made affidavit, & brought him to trial before J.P. immediately after he had received the sentence of , I extract from the Neighbor (see 134 & 135 The prisoner (to) themselves”
θ about 10 p m Two young men arrived as express , stating that a Mob was collecting at , also at Col house; & Messengers had gone to the Mob in to reinforce their number there— *
I received from Esqre. the following demand Sir (Copy) which demand I complied with by writing to Maj Gen (Copy) Mayor wrote to Major Gen Sir (Copy) Mayor
* Dr. made the following affidavit “State of (Copy) Court” whereupon I
who detached Col with 10 men for that purpose θ
I returned home to rest about one o clock in the morning of the 19th.
19 December 1843 • Tuesday
Tuesday 19 at home— About 9 a m a part of the Company who went with returned, & stated that they went within two miles of ’, when they were informed that a body of men armed with rifles &c were collected at his house, & he judged it prudent to return for weapons & help: also that bro told them, that he had seen 30 armed men following Constable , some miles on his way when he had in custody.
“* I directed my clerks to make copies the affidavits respecting the kidnapping of the Averys to send to ; that he might be left without excuse altho he may probably not read them.
immediately wrote to to have him come to and make affidavit of the warlike movements of the mob, that he might send to the
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