Letter from Thomas Ford, 22 June 1844

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oath, and evidence which was under oath in relation to the character of that paper; and in relation to the character conduct and designs of the owners & Editors of the press; that upon hearing such statements and evidence the Common council passed an ordinance or resolution, declaring Said press and paper to be a public nuisance; and ordered the same to be abated as such; that a writ was issued by the Mayor to the of the for that purpose; that a military order was issued at the same time, by the Mayor, who is also Leutenant General of the , to the in command of that , for a force sufficient to ensure the execution of the writ aforesaid
It appears, also the press was distroyed in obedience to the foregoing ordinance and writ according to a return on the same by the in the following words; “The within press and type is distroyed and pied according to order on this 10th day of June 1844 at about 6 oclock P. M. C. M.
It appears also that the owners of the press obtained from a justice of the peace at a warrant against the authors of this distruction, for a riot; that the constable charged with the execution of this process, arrested some of the persons accused, who immediately obtained writs of habeas Corpus as <​from​> to the Municipal Court of your , by virtue of which they were tried in and discharged from arrest; and that they have ever since refused to be arrested or to Submit to a trial at any other place or before any other court except in the and before the Municipal Court aforesaid
It has also been reported to me that marshall law has been declared in that persons and property, have been and are [p. [2]]
oath, and evidence which was under oath in relation to the character of that paper; and in relation to the character conduct and designs of the owners & Editors of the press; that upon hearing such statements and evidence the Common council passed an ordinance or resolution, declaring Said press and paper to be a public nuisance; and ordered the same to be abated as such; that a writ was issued by the Mayor to the of the for that purpose; that a military order was issued at the same time, by the Mayor, who is also Leutenant General of the , to the in command of that , for a force sufficient to ensure the execution of the writ aforesaid
It appears, also the press was distroyed in obedience to the foregoing ordinance and writ according to a return on the same by the in the following words; “The within press and type is distroyed and pied according to order on this 10th day of June 1844 at about 6 oclock P. M. C. M.
It appears also that the owners of the press obtained from a justice of the peace at a warrant against the authors of this distruction, for a riot; that the constable charged with the execution of this process, arrested some of the persons accused, who immediately obtained writs of habeas Corpus as from the Municipal Court of your , by virtue of which they were tried in and discharged from arrest; and that they have ever since refused to be arrested or to Submit to a trial at any other place or before any other court except in the and before the Municipal Court aforesaid
It has also been reported to me that marshall law has been declared in that persons and property, have been and are [p. [2]]
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