Affidavit from Luman Calkins, 22 June 1844

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with Mr. Bostwick of — to send him a brace of the best pistols for the purpose of being ready, when he wanted them— he also said, that he would kill , any time that he could get any opportunity, without being detected— I then asked him, if could be put in his way, so that no man would mistrust him <​would you kill him​>— he said “By God I would”— I asked if he would not be afraid to kill him in cold blood, he replied “No, I would not, I would do it in a moment, if I could get an opportunity”— The day following I left for — and returned on Tuesday 18th. inst:t. and on the 19th. I saw William Nesbit in the ranks and I cautioned Richard Brazier to keep on eye on Nesbit— for he had sworn to wash his hands in Joseph’s and blood.
Luman H Calkins
Subscribed and sworn to this 22nd. day of June 1844 before me
the addition of “” in the 11th. line and in the 5th. line this page being first made
Ald of the City of [p. [2]]
with Mr. Bostwick of — to send him a brace of the best pistols for the purpose of being ready, when he wanted them— he also said, that he would kill , any time that he could get any opportunity, without being detected— I then asked him, if could be put in his way, so that no man would mistrust him would you kill him— he said “By God I would”— I asked if he would not be afraid to kill him in cold blood, he replied “No, I would not, I would do it in a moment, if I could get an opportunity”— The day following I left for — and returned on Tuesday 18th. inst:t. and on the 19th. I saw William Nesbit in the ranks and I cautioned Richard Brazier to keep on eye on Nesbit— for he had sworn to wash his hands in Joseph’s and blood.
Luman H Calkins
Subscribed and sworn to this 22nd. day of June 1844 before me
the addition of “” in the 11th. line and in the 5th. line this page being first made
Ald of the City of [p. [2]]
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