Letter from Robert D. Foster, 7 June 1844

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June 7th 1844
To Genl J Smith
Sir I have consulted my friend<​s​> in relation to your proposals of settlement, and they as well as myself are of the opinion that your Conduct and that of your unworthy, unprincipled, Clan is so base that it would be morally wrong & detract from the dignity of gentlemen to hold any Conference with you, the repeated insults, and abuses, I as well as my friends have suffered from your unlawful cou[r]se toward us demands honorable resentment we are resolved to make this our motto nothing on our part has been done to provoke your anger but have done all things as become men. You have trampled upon every thingwe hold dear and sacred, you have set all [law] at defiance and profaned the name of [the] most high to carry out your Damnable purposes— and I have nothing more to fear from you than you have already threatened and I as well as my friends will stay here and maintain and magnify the law as long as we stay— and we are resolved never to leave until we sell or exchange our property that we have here, the proposals made by your agent as well as the threats you sent to intimidate me I disdain and despise as I do their unhallowed Author the right of my family & my friends demands at my hand a refusal of all your offers, we are united in virtue and truth and we set hell at defiance and all her agents
Adieu
Genl. J. Smith} [p. [1]]
June 7th 1844
To Genl J Smith
Sir I have consulted my friends in relation to your proposals of settlement, and they as well as myself are of the opinion that your Conduct and that of your unworthy, unprincipled, Clan is so base that it would be morally wrong & detract from the dignity of gentlemen to hold any Conference with you, the repeated insults, and abuses, I as well as my friends have suffered from your unlawful course toward us demands honorable resentment we are resolved to make this our motto nothing on our part has been done to provoke your anger but have done all things as become men. You have trampled upon every thingwe hold dear and sacred, you have set all law at defiance and profaned the name of the most high to carry out your Damnable purposes— and I have nothing more to fear from you than you have already threatened and I as well as my friends will stay here and maintain and magnify the law as long as we stay— and we are resolved never to leave until we sell or exchange our property that we have here, the proposals made by your agent as well as the threats you sent to intimidate me I disdain and despise as I do their unhallowed Author the right of my family & my friends demands at my hand a refusal of all your offers, we are united in virtue and truth and we set hell at defiance and all her agents
Adieu
Genl. J. Smith} [p. [1]]
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