Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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sent the letter by .
It was common conversation on the Camp ground and in the dining room of the <​in the presence of .​> “The law is too short for these men, but they must not be suffered to go at large” and “If the law will not reach them, powder and ball must”
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1/2 past 2. came with , and wanted to come in, with the following <​an​> order to the “State -[T and S. 562]- “J.P. L.S””, and demanded <​demanding​> the prisoners; but as , the jailer, could find no law authorizing a justice of the peace, to demand prisoners committed to his charge, he refused to give them up, until discharged from his custody by due course of law; and the guard would not let them pass.
<​Justice​> Robert F. Smith then enquired what he must do? replied “We have plenty of troops; there is <​are​> the <​Carthage​> Greys under your command, bring them out”.
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<​Joseph​> Sent to inform the <​of what had just taken place​> and also to <​inform​> his Counsel <​Mers’ & .​> [p. 36]
sent the letter by .
It was common conversation on the Camp ground and in the dining room of the in the presence of . “The law is too short for these men, but they must not be suffered to go at large” and “If the law will not reach them, powder and ball must”
1/2 past 2. came with , and wanted to come in, with an order to the ”, demanding the prisoners; but as , the jailer, could find no law authorizing a justice of the peace, to demand prisoners committed to his charge, he refused to give them up, until discharged from his custody by due course of law; .
Justice Robert F. Smith then enquired what he must do? replied “We have plenty of troops; there are the Carthage Greys under your command, bring them out”.
Joseph Sent to inform the of what had just taken place and also to inform his Counsel Mers’ & . [p. 36]
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