Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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10 min to 9. and others arrived at <​the​> Jail, and investigated the merits of the case, and agreed <​concluded​> to take a change of venue before . of Augusta, <​​> Hancock Co— and to send for Dr <​Jas. H​> Lyon, Col , , Dr , M. <​Thos A.​> Lyne, <​​>, Dr , and Samuel Searles &c. (see list) as witnesses<​, , , Dr , , , , Capn , , , & Samuel Searles as witnesses.​>
9. 27 A.M. The , in company with Col. Geddes <​Gettis​>) arrived at the Jail when Joseph stated to them the origin of the difficulty, the facts relating to the “Expositor Press”, the course pursued by the City Council; the legality, as they thought, of their legislation;— the pledges that he had made by letter and sent by express to his , that he was willing to satisfy all legal claims in case it should be shown that the City Council had transcended their legal bounds &c. &c.— and that the had been called out for the protection of the , while it was threatened with immediate hostilities by an infuriated mob, and not for the purpose of invasion; until his could afford relief <​and not for the purpose of invasion​> &c. The seemed to be
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10 min to 9. and others arrived at the Jail, and investigated the merits of the case, and concluded to take a change of venue before . of Augusta, Hancock Co— and to send for Dr Jas. H Lyon, Col , , Dr , Thos A. Lyne, , Dr , , , , Dr , , , , Capn , , , & Samuel Searles as witnesses.
9. 27 A.M. The , in company with Col. Geddes ) arrived at the Jail when Joseph stated to them the origin of the difficulty, the facts relating to the “Expositor Press”, the course pursued by the City Council; the legality, as they thought, of their legislation;— the pledges that he had made by letter and sent by express to his , that he was willing to satisfy all legal claims in case it should be shown that the City Council had transcended their legal bounds &c. .— and that the had been called out for the protection of the , while it was threatened with immediate hostilities by an infuriated mob, ; until his could afford relief and not for the purpose of invasion . The seemed to be
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