Testimony against , , Hancock Co., IL, 25 May 1844; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; nine pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
alone from me, and <would have> thank<ed> God for the privilege of ridding the world of a Tyrant.” responded to s threats, and swore by the eternal God “I will do it” yet,— then asked said if he had his pistols with him. . <said> “no, if I had I swear by God I would shoot the right man for he is in the crowd.— looking the Mayor full in the face, and stretching his hand out towards the mayor when he spoke it.—— About this time took up a rock in each <hand>— and smote them together repeatedly— swearing vengeance on the Mayor and officers of the .— By this time some forty or fifty had assembled around the door, among whom was , the City Recorder, who was standing peaceably and silently on the spep [step]— of the door. When , <who was raging and foaming about the Mayor and oth[er]s.—> came up to him sudenly, <And> shaking his fists in the ’s face, whi in the most threatning and abusive manner Said “and you <too by God> are another damned black hearted villian,” with many more such like abo oppobious [opprobrious] epethits which he repeated many times,— The said Fosters and were soon after arrested brought before the Mayor— and fined each $100,00. in the sum of one hundred dollars for refusing to obey the s orders at ’s office
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of May 1844.) witness the Seal of court and Clerk of the Municipal Court C.
State of Illinois)
City of )
Personally appeared before me. Clerk of the Municipal Court of <in> and <&> for said . . and , and after being duly sworn [p. 7]