Affidavit from William Daniels, 4 July 1844, William W. Phelps Copy

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On the 4th day of July 1844, came William M Daniels, before me a Justice of the peace within and for said and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that on Saturday the 22d day of June 1844, at <​came to​> the Town of in said County of , and continued there until the Thursday following, the 27 day of June; that on that morning your affiant Joind the rifle company commanded by ; that the Lieutenant and a Chittenden Esq said that as the would be absent from that day, that they would send ten men from each of the two Companies to Join the Carthage Greys, and J and kill the two Gen Smiths, and if the <​opposed​> to kill him too: that among these twenty men were Mr Houck the Taylor, & Mr [Henry] Stephens, a Cooper; The rest of the Two Companies, marched towards “,” to the railroad crossing when they were met by the [p. [1]]
State of Illinois) ss
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On the 4th day of July 1844, came William M Daniels, before me a Justice of the peace within and for said and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that on Saturday the 22d day of June 1844, came to the Town of in said County of , and continued there until the Thursday following, the 27 day of June; that on that morning your affiant Joind the rifle company commanded by ; that the Lieutenant and Chittenden Esq said that as the would be absent from that day, that they would send ten men from each of the two Companies to Join the Carthage Greys, and kill the two Gen Smiths, and if the opposed to kill him too: that among these twenty men were Mr Houck the Taylor, & Mr [Henry] Stephens, a Cooper; The rest of the Two Companies, marched towards “,” to the railroad crossing when they were met by the [p. [1]]
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