Account of Hearing, 10 February 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards [State of Illinois v. Olney]

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when he was seen coming home in the morng— this morng I saw him with a red flannel shirt on which I thought was my flannel.— had lent an augur which had not been returnd.
these are s goods— helped put them up— found them in s house—
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did not mark the date. the PM. before s store was b[r]oke open.— Olny— came to borrow an inch & ¼ auger have not seen it. since.— scant 1¼ auger have heard said <​​> say several <​times​> things in these last days would become slippe[r]y they would be missing mysteriously. If the mob came on & we be drove off— it would be a good place in s cellar— to secure— the families who might be mobbed— the families of the house— & such thi[n]gs as could not be picked up after the mob left,— & furniture of families— fearing a mob— did not mean by plunder stealing— were talking about the goods which were left— after the people were driven off & the riches of the Earth
this morning went with sheriff to s & found these goods— [p. 8]
when he was seen coming home in the morng— this morng I saw him with a red flannel shirt on which I thought was my flannel.— had lent an augur which had not been returnd.
these are s goods— helped put them up— found them in s house—
Sworn
did not mark the date. the PM. before s store was broke open.— Olny— came to borrow an inch & ¼ auger have not seen it. since.— scant 1¼ auger have heard say several times things in these last days would become slippery they would be missing mysteriously. If the mob came on & we be drove off— it would be a good place in s cellar— to secure— the families who might be mobbed— the families of the house— & such things as could be picked up after the mob left,— & furniture of families— fearing a mob— did not mean by plunder stealing— were talking about the goods which were left— after the people were driven off & the riches of the Earth
this morning went with sheriff to s & found these goods— [p. 8]
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