Statement, 10 February 1843 [State of Illinois v. Olney]

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under were false, unfounded, and of the Devil. I took those Goods from the Store of , on Mulholland Street, in the City of . I bored the board and took it off the Window; entered the Store, took the Goods and returned with them into the Street, through the Window. The board was nailed or fastened to the Window. it was between nine oClock at night, and one oClock in the morning. I have kept the same goods in my house since they were taken by me from the Store, until they were taken by the officers. I entered the Store and took the Goods in January 1843, & the Goods that are now here, and were taken from me by the officers, are the same Goods I took from the Store with the exception of a few articles which I had used before the officer took the Goods. The fifty Dollar Bill here produced on the Bank of Alabama, is the same Bill I took from the Store amongst the Goods. I found it in a Wallet amongst the Goods, & the Wallet now produced is the same Wallet in which I found the Bill, with other papers which I burned. I went to that Store and I took them things out of that Store. no Person knows any thing about them things but me. I destroyed the Papers.”
— Which I Certify, at the City of , Ills. this tenth day of February 1843.
Joseph Smith Mayor
 
I hereby further Certify that the Articles of Goods & papers retained for the purpose of being produced upon the Trial of , are in the possession of , the Constable who made search and found the same, also that , , , , Mary Olney, and have entered into and been bound by Recognizance to appear and prosecute the said , which recognizances are [p. [2]]
under were false, unfounded, and of the Devil. I took those Goods from the Store of , on Mulholland Street, in the City of . I bored the board and took it off the Window; entered the Store, took the Goods and returned with them into the Street, through the Window. The board was nailed or fastened to the Window. it was between nine oClock at night, and one oClock in the morning. I have kept the same goods in my house since they were taken by me from the Store, until they were taken by the officers. I entered the Store and took the Goods in January 1843, & the Goods that are now here, and were taken from me by the officers, are the same Goods I took from the Store with the exception of a few articles which I had used before the officer took the Goods. The fifty Dollar Bill here produced on the Bank of Alabama, is the same Bill I took from the Store amongst the Goods. I found it in a Wallet amongst the Goods, & the Wallet now produced is the same Wallet in which I found the Bill, with other papers which I burned. I went to that Store and I took them things out of that Store. no Person knows any thing about them things but me. I destroyed the Papers.”
— Which I Certify, at the City of , Ills. this tenth day of February 1843.
Joseph Smith Mayor
 
I hereby further Certify that the Articles of Goods & papers retained for the purpose of being produced upon the Trial of , are in the possession of , the Constable who made search and found the same, also that , , , , Mary Olney, and have entered into and been bound by Recognizance to appear and prosecute the said , which recognizances are [p. [2]]
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