Letter to Justin Butterfield, 16 January 1843

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Jany. 16th. 1842 <​1843​>
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Dr Sir/: I now sit down to inform you of our safe arrival home on tuesday last after a cold and troublesome journey of four days. We found our families well and cheerful. The news of our arrival was soon generally known, and when it was understood that justice had once more triumphed over oppression, and the innocent been rescued from the power of mobocracy gladness filled the hearts of the citizens of , and gratitude to those who had so nobly and manfully defended the cause of justice and innocence was universally manifest, and of course I rejoiced with them and felt like a free man at home
Yesterday a letter was received by Esqr. from which was handed to me this A. M. From that letter it appears that was at a few days after we left there and that he is determined if possible to keep up the persecution against me. I herewith transmit a copy of his letter and shall rely upon your council in the event of any further attempt to oppress me and deprive me of liberty; but I am in hopes that will not gratify the spirit of oppression and mobocracy so glaringly manifest in the conduct of
The following is a copy of his letter [p. [1]]
Jany. 16th. 1843
Esqr.
Dr Sir/: I now sit down to inform you of our safe arrival home on tuesday last after a cold and troublesome journey of four days. We found our families well and cheerful. The news of our arrival was soon generally known, and when it was understood that justice had once more triumphed over oppression, and the innocent been rescued from the power of mobocracy gladness filled the hearts of the citizens of , and gratitude to those who had so nobly and manfully defended the cause of justice and innocence was universally manifest, and of course I rejoiced with them and felt like a free man at home
Yesterday a letter was received by Esqr. from which was handed to me this A. M. From that letter it appears that was at a few days after we left there and that he is determined if possible to keep up the persecution against me. I herewith transmit a copy of his letter and shall rely upon your council in the event of any further attempt to oppress me and deprive me of liberty; but I am in hopes that will not gratify the spirit of oppression and mobocracy so glaringly manifest in the conduct of
The following is a copy of his letter [p. [1]]
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