History Draft [1 January–21 June 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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March 30 I signed <​got prepared​> a Memorial to <​his Excellency ​> the President of the , embodying in it the same sentiments, as are in my petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the <​dated 26 March 44​> only making the necessary alterations & asking the privilege of raising sufficient force <​100,000 men​> to extend protection to persons wishing to occupy <​settle​> & other Territory of the & also to protect <​& extend protection to the people in​> . in case the other fail
31 March 1844 • Sunday
31 <​Cold fine day.​> At home this morning until 9, when I went over to my reading room, & again heard read <​& signed​> my Memorial to Congress for the privilege of raising 100,000 volunteers to protect &c date 26th. inst:, and also A Memorial to the for the same purpose, if the other fail.
Also signed an introductory letter to who is going to carry the Memorials to as follows (Copy as altered on March 12 to ) recorder
Gen buried his .
About this time Bro. one of the Police, informed me that &c drew a pistol on him the night before & <​threatened to shoot him.​> I instructed him to make complaint to & have him apprehended.
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1 April 1844 • Monday
Monday April 1 <​In the Court room in the ,​> Mr. J. Easton was brought up as being accessory to whipping Chism; & referred the case to ; on investigation it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court, that he had been on trial for the same offence before and acquitted. Af I extract from the Neighbor “after the Court (<​page​> 194) equity” it was thought best to acquit Easton, & appeal <​leave​> the case to the County <​Circuit​> Court
<​tr​> (Neighbor 194) the
& , were brought up <​before ​> for assaulting the Police— and acquitted.
2 April 1844 • Tuesday
2 At home somewhat unwell, and kept my house this <​fine​> day.
, Marshall; and , & Policemen, were arrested by a warrant issued by , on complaint of , for false imprisonment. As the case was going to trial, the prisoners were taken by <​ with a writ of​> before the Municipal Court, and tomorrow at 1 p m was fixed for trial [p. 28]
March 30 I got prepared a Memorial to his Excellency the President of the , embodying in it the same sentiments, as are in my petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the dated 26 March 44 asking the privilege of raising 100,000 men to extend protection to persons wishing to settle & other Territory of the & extend protection to the people in .
31 March 1844 • Sunday
31 Cold fine day. At home this morning until 9, when I went over to my reading room, again heard read & signed my Memorial to Congress for the privilege of raising 100,000 volunteers to protect &c date 26th. inst:, and also A Memorial to the for the same purpose, if the other fail.
Also signed an introductory letter to who is going to carry the Memorials to — as follows (Copy as altered on March 12 to ) recorder
Gen buried his .
About this time Bro. one of the Police, informed me that drew a pistol on him the night before & threatened to shoot him. I instructed him to make complaint to & have him apprehended.
1 April 1844 • Monday
Monday April 1 In the Court room in the , Mr. J. Easton was brought up as being accessory to whipping Chism; & referred the case to ; on investigation it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court, that he had been on trial for the same offence before and acquitted. I extract from the Neighbor “after the Court (page 194) equity” it was thought best to acquit Easton, & leave the case to the Circuit Court
tr (Neighbor 194) the
& , were brought up before for assaulting the Police— and acquitted.
2 April 1844 • Tuesday
2 At home somewhat unwell, and kept my house this fine day.
, Marshall; and , & Policemen, were arrested by a warrant issued by , on complaint of , for false imprisonment. As the case was going to trial, the prisoners were taken by with a writ of before the Municipal Court, and tomorrow at 1 p m was fixed for trial [p. 28]
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