Minutes, 10 June 1844

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C. — refer[re]d to the scurry at [Hawn's Mill]— & the death of his son at that place.— said he could not sit still when he saw the same spirit aris[i]ng in this place.— and he conside[re]d the publis[h]ers of the Expostors as much murdere[r]s at heart as David was before the death of Uriah. <​was for making a sho[r]t wo[r]k of it—​> was prepar[e]d to take his sta[n]d by th[e] Mayor & whatev[e]r he propo[sed] wo[u]ld st[an]d by by him to the last— the qui[c]ker it is stopped the bette[r].—
— had invstigatd [investigated] the constituti[o]n. Cha[r]ter, & laws.— the power to declare that office a nuisac [nuisance] is gra[n]ted to us in the Springfield Cha[r]ter, and a relolutin [resolution] d[e]claring it a nuisan[c]e is all that is req[u]ired.
John Birney Sworn & said th[e]y had com[m]enced their operati[o]ns and would car[r]y them out Law or no law—
.— Swo[r]n said the Inhabates [inhabitants] of th[i]s is done the minut[e] a hand is laid on th[i]s press—
continu[e]d.— and refer[re]d to in destroyi[n]g the char[a]cter of a child.— who had the child <​charge of​> anoth[er] child.—
Warren Smith Sworn.— came to me and poposd [proposed] to have me go in as a ptnr [partner] Maki[n]g Bogus Mon[e]y.— wo[u]ld not wo[r]k for a livi[n]g witness might go in with him. if witn[e]ss wo[u]ld advne [advance] $50. and shew [show] me 1/2 a dollar he said was made by his dies.—
continued had felt deeper this day than he ever felt before.— wanted to know by yes if there was any one prese[nt] to <​who​> wanted to avenge the blood of that Innocent female— Yes ascended f[r]om ev[er]y qu[ar]ter of the room.— referr[e]d to the Tea plot at [p. 30]
C. — referred to the scurry at [Hawn's Mill]— & the death of his son at that place.— said he could not sit still when he saw the same spirit arising in this place.— he considered the publishers of the Expostors as much murderers at heart as David was before the death of Uriah. was for making a short work of it— was prepared to take his stand by the Mayor & whatever he proposed would stand by him to the last— the quicker it is stopped the better.—
— had invstigatd investigated the constitution. Charter, & laws.— the power to declare that office a nuisac nuisance is granted to us in the Springfield Charter, and a relolutin resolution declaring it a nuisance is all that is required.
John Birney Sworn & said they had commenced their operations and would carry them out Law or no law—
.— Sworn said the Inhabates [inhabitants] of this is done the minute a hand is laid on this press—
continued.— and referred to in destroying the character of a child.— who had the charge of another child.—
Warren Smith Sworn.— came to me and poposd [proposed] to have me go in as a ptnr partner Making Bogus Money.— would not work for a living witness might go in with him. if witness would advne [advance] $50. and shew [show] me 1/2 a dollar he said was made by his dies.—
continued had felt deeper this day than he ever felt before.— wanted to know by yes if there was any one present who wanted to avenge the blood of that Innocent female— Yes ascended from every quarter of the room.— referred to the Tea plot at [p. 30]
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