Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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in . This petition had also been offered to for signature, but she refused to sign it. had scarcely entered the mansion when and Leonora Taylor presented the petition to him. He appeared confused, cast his eyes down to the floor as though he could not meet the imploring looks of his petitioners and remained speechless and agitated for some time, evidently feeling himself condemned. He finally said “I will do what I can for you.”
The was solicited to stay until morning, but he declined and left at about 6½ P.M.; and in passing up Main Street his escort performed the sword exercise, giving all the passes, guards, cuts, and thrusts, taking up the entire width of the street, and making as imposing a show as they could, until they passed ’s store near the ; this was apparently done to intimidate the people, as the had remarked in his speech, that they need not expect to set themselves up against such “well disciplined troops.”
Soon after Capt. Singleton and his company left for home.
When the and his party had proceeded about three miles [p. 69]
The was solicited to stay until morning, but he declined and left at about 6½ P.M.; and in passing up Main Street his escort performed the sword exercise, giving all the passes, guards, cuts, and thrusts, taking up the entire width of the street, and making as imposing a show as they could, until they passed ’s store near the ; this was apparently done to intimidate the people, as the had remarked in his speech, that they need not expect to set themselves up against such “well disciplined troops.”
Soon after Capt. Singleton and his company left for home.
When the and his party had proceeded about three miles [p. 69]
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