Appendix 3: Willard Richards, Journal Excerpt, 23–27 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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came here to enforce the Law on all people.— expessd [expressed] his feeli[n]gs about the destuctin [destruction] of the press.—
Joseph— spoke of impisonmet [imprisonment] in <​ spoke of the. Constituti[o]n.​> Joseph sa[i]d we were willing to pay for it.
if it were inte[n]ded to resist the of the . <​Treason​> if People believd they were endeav[or]ing to evade the.— <​to def[e]nd themselvs. it was all right.—​>
1/4 past 10 A.M. left.— after saying that— the prisoners were were under his protection— & probably th[e]y would go to
copi[e]d the orders of the mayor & Liut Gen to the &c
wrote 12 noon
<​Joseph​> said I have had a good deal of anxiety about my safety. which I never did before— I could n[o]t help.—
1/2 Past 12 noon . arived came in with a letter fr[o]m .— (Filed)— said he had got the magistrate on a pin hook the Magistrate had committd— them without examination— & had no further jurisdiction.— if Justice [Robert] Smith would consent to go to for examatin [examination]
said that some week ago Wilson [p. [30]]
came here to enforce the Law on all people.— expessd expressed his feelings about the destuctin destruction of the press.—
Joseph— spoke of impisonmet [imprisonment] in spoke of the. Constitution. Joseph said we were willing to pay for it.
if it were intended to resist the of the . Treason if People believd they were endeavoring to defend themselvs. it was all right.—
1/4 past 10 A.M. left.— after saying that— the prisoners were under his protection— & probably they would go to
copied the orders of the mayor & Liut Gen to the &
wrote 12 noon
Joseph said I have had a good deal of anxiety about my safety. which I never did before— I could not help.—
1/2 Past 12 noon . arived came in with a letter from .— (Filed)— said he had got the magistrate on a pin hook the Magistrate had committd— them without examination— & had no further jurisdiction.— if Justice Robert Smith would consent to go to for examatin examination
said that some week ago Wilson [p. [30]]
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