Preamble and Resolutions, 13 January 1845, Draft

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Resolved — that it has been
<​2nd.​> Resolved, that we defy the world to substantiaate a single instance wherein we have concealed criminals or screened them from justice but on the contrary always have been and now are extremely anxious that they should be ferretted out and brought to justice and to this end would esteem it a favor that if any person should lose property or have good and sufficient reason to suspect any place of containing apparatus for making Bogus or counterfeit money, that they follow up such person such persons use That we would esteem it a favor— that such person would follow up and trace out and make diligent search for all such property, and apparatus and if the they can trace it into this we pledge ourselves to assist them <​legally to the extent of our abilities in so laudable ​>by recovering their property as well as ferreting out the counterfeiters, an undertaking
We saught to rid our city [p. [3]]
Resolved — that
2nd. Resolved, that we defy the world to substantiaate a single instance wherein we have concealed criminals or screened them from justice but on the contrary always have been and now are extremely anxious that they should be ferretted out and brought to justice and to this end would esteem it a favor that if any person should lose property or have good and sufficient reason to suspect any place of containing apparatus for making Bogus or counterfeit money, — that such person would follow up and trace out and make diligent search for all such property, and apparatus and if they can trace it into this we pledge ourselves to assist them legally to the extent of our abilities in so laudable , an undertaking
We saught to rid our city [p. [3]]
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