Affidavit from Dellmore Chapman, 6 December 1843

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State of Illinois) ss
City of )
On the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three, came Dellmore Chapman before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said and after being duly sworn, Deposeth and saith that on the nineteenth day of November 1843 a man named Richardson came to one of his neighbors, living in in the County of named and enticed him to the at by false pretences, and from thence by a company he was, (as is reported) forced over the , and taken to Monticello Jail; and that on the second day of December some of the same party and others came to the aforesaid and Kidnapped the father of the aforesaid and by force of arms hurried him also across the said into the State of to aforesaid Jail at Monticello— Lewis County— where your said Affiant verily believes they are both now incarcerated illegally, and inhumanely in prison. And further report says that some of them are to come to next. to Kidnap Nelson Turner. And further your affiant saith not
Dellmore Chapman
Subscribed and sworn to before me)
this 6th. day of December 1843—)
Joseph Smith
Mayor [⅓ page blank] [p. [1]]
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State of Illinois) ss
City of )
On the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three, came Dellmore Chapman before me Joseph Smith Mayor of said and after being duly sworn, Deposeth and saith that on the nineteenth day of November 1843 a man named Richardson came to one of his neighbors, living in in the County of named and enticed him to the at by false pretences, and from thence by a company he was, (as is reported) forced over the , and taken to Monticello Jail; and that on the second day of December some of the same party and others came to the aforesaid and Kidnapped the father of the aforesaid and by force of arms hurried him also across the said into the State of to aforesaid Jail at Monticello— Lewis County— where your said Affiant verily believes they are both now incarcerated illegally, and inhumanely in prison. And further report says that some of them are to come to next. to Kidnap Nelson Turner. And further your affiant saith not
Dellmore Chapman
Subscribed and sworn to before me)
this 6th. day of December 1843—)
Joseph Smith
Mayor [⅓ page blank] [p. [1]]
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