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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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&. concocted a scheme for writ for retund [returned] from — night before burni[n]g press——
1 o,clock wrote to .— by
1 1/2 past 2 oclock . constable. came with Simpson & wanted to come in, had some order but would not send up his name and guard would not let them pass.
20 to 3. Dr & went to inform the .— & counsel
20—3 returnd from the thought the was doing all that he could.
10 mi[nutes] to 3. came.
3. & 3 minutes wrote to & to come to see us— &c— (Filed) carri[e]d by .—
20 mi[nutes] to 4. taken By from Jail. by a guard. contra[r]y to our wishes— compulso[r]y & escotd [escorted] to the cou[r]t house 4 o clock calld for case called By Robet F. Smith— J.P. [justice of the peace]— Council called for subpoena—— 4.25 took copy of order to bring prison[er]s from Jail for trial— 4½— took name of witness——
. —— —— council for .—
25 to 5——
writ.— was retur[n]ed as se[r]ved— June 25th. <​.​>— without knowledg— were th[e]y comm[i]tted—— to Jail—
—— urged a continua[n]ce till witnesse[s] could be had.— [p. [31]]
&. concocted a scheme for writ for — retund [returned] from — night before burning press——
1 o,clock wrote to .— by
1/2 past 2 oclock . constable. came with Simpson & wanted to come in, had some order but would not send up his name and guard would not let them pass.
r & went to inform the .— & counsel
20—3 returnd from the — thought the was doing all that he could.
10 minutes to 3. came.
3. & 3 minutes wrote to & to come to see us— &c— (Filed) carried by .—
20 minutes to 4. taken By from Jail. by a guard. contrary to our wishes— compulsory & escotd escorted to the court house 4 o clock case called By Robet F. Smith— J.P. [justice of the peace]— Council called for subpoena—— 4.25 took copy of order to bring prisoners from Jail for trial— 4½— took name of witness——
. —— —— council for .—
25 to 5——
writ.— was returned as served— June 25th. .— without knowledg— were they committed—— to Jail—
—— urged a continuance till witnesses could be had.— [p. [31]]
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