Letter from George Miller, 4 September 1842

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Mo. Septr. 4th 1842
Dear friend & Brother
I did not get off from until Thursday morning 2 oclock on the Steamer Leander. The Sheriff Jasper & a man that I supposed to be from also got on the boat at the same time that I did, having arrived there from [Iowa] just immediately before the boat left; Having as I supposed, been to the of to make a demand of him for our friends which conjecture I found corroborated by he having informed me that the Messengers from had returned some day’s ago. And since my arrival in this Mr. Raplie the proprietor of the St. Louis Hotel informed me that the Messengers from were here 8 or 10 days ago Making thus boast that they were on their way to our place to make the second effort to get Br Jos. S— swearing that they would have him living or dead. I take this method of giving you this information just as I have learned it. promised he would write from touching the matter if he did, the story twice told will do no harm. I have been detained here since friday noon waiting for a boat, since which time time the S Bts. Borias, Rosalle, Amaranth & Ohio, have severally arrived at this port on one of which I expected to have met with his not coming has given me much uneasiness lest all should not or has not been right with you all— I am almost tempted to return home; but it being a maxim with me when I put my hand to [p. [1]]
Mo. Septr. 4th 1842
Dear friend & Brother
I did not get off from until Thursday morning 2 oclock on the Steamer Leander. The Sheriff Jasper & a man that I supposed to be from also got on the boat at the same time that I did, having arrived there from Iowa just immediately before the boat left; Having as I supposed, been to the of to make a demand of him for our friends which conjecture I found corroborated by he having informed me that the Messengers from had returned some day’s ago. And since my arrival in this Mr. Raplie the proprietor of the St. Louis Hotel informed me that the Messengers from were here 8 or 10 days ago Making thus boast that they were on their way to our place to make the second effort to get Br Jos. S— swearing that they would have him living or dead. I take this method of giving you this information just as I have learned it. promised he would write from touching the matter if he did, the story twice told will do no harm. I have been detained here since friday noon waiting for a boat, since which time time the S Bts. Borias, Rosalle, Amaranth & Ohio, have severally arrived at this port on one of which I expected to have met with his not coming has given me much uneasiness lest all should not or has not been right with you all— I am almost tempted to return home; but it being a maxim with me when I put my hand to [p. [1]]
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