Docket Entry, between 10 February and circa 5 May 1843 [State of Illinois v. Olney]

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boards were nailed up well, with inch Boards I think, & they were forced open, I suspected to be the person who took the Goods, from seeing a red flannel Shirt on him this morning, and was seen coming home the morning after the Goods were Stolen, & I had not seen him for a week after that. I then got a search Warrant, & found my goods in s House. my Wife asked if he was at home on the night of the 23rd. January, & he said he was, although was seen coming home the next morning.
— Sworn.
These are s Goods, I put them up in the Store, and have been with ever since the Goods were put in the Store. these goods were found in s possession.
,— Sworn.—
The night before s Store was broken borrowed an Auger from me, & has not returned it. it was scant an inch & quarter, & the holes bored in the Window are about the size it would make. told Witness that things in these last days <​had &​> would become slippery, & that they would become missing mysteriously. never heard him say it was right to steal. heard him say if the mob came into this place, s Cellar would be a good place to put plunder into, that would be picked up, or if people left the place, & put their plunder there, they would be found when they came back. We were talking of getting the Riches of the Earth, the time of which, said would come about. said that if a mob came & went through, s Cellar would be a good place to put things that might be left, & secure them. he also said the time was coming when <​we should possess the​> riches of the Earth.
. sworn.—
I went with the to s, search was made there, & many of the Goods I now see here, were <​found​> there.
The Mayor Ordered that an inventory be taken of the goods & Chattels found & brought before the Court, all of which were found in the house of in the City of , unless a remnant of blue drilling which is particularized, as found in s house, all upon the 10th. day of february 1843, upon which day the Trial of this Case took place. to wit:
1 piece of Crush, 2 papers of Screws, 1 Card of buttons, 1 frock Coat steel mixed, Remnant of blue drilling found in s, 1 bolt of Pilot Cloth, 2 pair flushing pantaloons, 2 round Jackets, 2 guernsey Shirts, 1 Cotton Coat, 3 [p. 48]
boards were nailed up well, with inch Boards I think, & they were forced open, I suspected to be the person who took the Goods, from seeing a red flannel Shirt on him this morning, and was seen coming home the morning after the Goods were Stolen, & I had not seen him for a week after that. I then got a search Warrant, & found my goods in s House. my Wife asked if he was at home on the night of the 23rd. January, & he said he was, although was seen coming home the next morning.
— Sworn.
These are s Goods, I put them up in the Store, and have been with ever since the Goods were put in the Store. these goods were found in s possession.
,— Sworn.—
The night before s Store was broken borrowed an Auger from me, & has not returned it. it was scant an inch & quarter, & the holes bored in the Window are about the size it would make. told Witness that things in these last days had & would become slippery, & that they would become missing mysteriously. never heard him say it was right to steal. heard him say if the mob came into this place, s Cellar would be a good place to put plunder into, that would be picked up, or if people left the place, & put their plunder there, they would be found when they came back. We were talking of getting the Riches of the Earth, the time of which, said would come about. said that if a mob came & went through, s Cellar would be a good place to put things that might be left, & secure them. he also said the time was coming when we should possess the riches of the Earth.
. sworn.—
I went with the to s, search was made there, & many of the Goods I now see here, were found there.
The Mayor Ordered that an inventory be taken of the goods & Chattels found & brought before the Court, all of which were found in the house of in the City of , unless a remnant of blue drilling which is particularized, as found in s house, all upon the 10th. day of february 1843, upon which day the Trial of this Case took place. to wit:
1 piece of Crush, 2 papers of Screws, 1 Card of buttons, 1 frock Coat steel mixed, Remnant of blue drilling found in s, 1 bolt of Pilot Cloth, 2 pair flushing pantaloons, 2 round Jackets, 2 guernsey Shirts, 1 Cotton Coat, 3 [p. 48]
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