History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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26 June 1843 • Monday, continued
<​Monday 26​> I started as a Prisoner in the hands of — with the Lawyers, Sheriff <​of ,​> & Posse, staid at [3 words illegible] from thence <​​> <​went​> to <​a Farm house​> Geneseeo a distance of <​we travelled​> <​about​> 50 <​40​> miles travel where we <​and​> staid for the night <​at a Farm House.​>
rode to Genesseeo with my letter, <​&​> staid all night
<​Although he had arrived there penniless himself​>
27 June 1843 • Tuesday
<​Tuesday June 27 <​1843​>​> My <​& Children arrived in​> returned to this evening, <​having​> burned off one wheel <​arm​> of the Carriage coming home.
Many strangers reported in the , the watch doubled in the night.
I started <​with the Co​> & took dinner at Genesseo about 2 p m we resumed our journey <​*​>
started before <​at​> day break & went about 20 miles passing thro andover at 8 a m & about 9 met Captn. <​Captn.​> & a Co of 10 men to whom he delivered my Message; held a council & forwarded it on to by Philander Colton. <​ turned back and accompanied <​with​> the company.​>
<​* while crossing Fox River I requested to give me the privilege of riding on horseback, which he refused; but by the intercession of Sheriff [James] Campbell & Mr took my seat in the Stage Coach & I his, in the buggy with <​Son in Law, & Law student of ​> in about two miles we met Peter W. Conover & & shook hands (see * 2 3 4 9) the night​>
<​my wife (see above)​> [5 lines blank]
28 June 1843 • Wednesday
<​Wednesday 28​> <​see <​pages​> 4 8 7​> some anxiety about so many strangers & suspicious characters being in the
The Neighbor of this day has the following “By the Counsel (see Neighbor 34 <​copy​>) are provided” [9 blank lines]
29 June 1843 • Thursday
<​Thursday 29​> <​see <​pages​> 4, 5. 6​> <​) 8 days ago​> To the of the City of We, your petitioners Aldermen of said City request you to notify the to call a special meeting of the City Council at the Mayor’s office Court Room this afternoon at 2 o’clock Aldermen
City Council accordingly met & passed “An Ordinance (see Neighbor 38 <​& copy​>) Passage”
they also passed An Ordinance concerning confining or keeping animals in the City of ; also An Ordinance concerning Bathing & swimming.
<​29​> <​on Friday see page 6 7​> -[In consultation <​consulted​> with my Lawyers, <​when I <​and​> told them​> who decided that was the nearest place where writs of could be heard & determined, <​they examined the subject, & decided I was correct,​> when we turned our steps towards , which gladdened my heart at the prospect of soon being in the midst of my friends again; I sent a Messenger to inform the Citizens <​of ​> of the]- glad change— <​(see page 5)​>
arrived in carrying information that <​I​> was expected <​to be​> in this evening or tomorrow [p. 49]
26 June 1843 • Monday, continued
Monday 26 from we travelled about 40 miles and staid for the night at a Farm House.
rode to Genesseeo with my letter, & staid all night
27 June 1843 • Tuesday
Tuesday June 27 1843 My & Children arrived in this evening, having burned off one wheel arm of the Carriage coming home.
Many strangers reported in the , the watch doubled in the night.
I started with the Co & took dinner at Genesseo about 2 p m we resumed our journey *
started at day break & went about 20 miles passing thro andover at 8 a m & about 9 met Captn. & a Co of 10 men to whom he delivered my Message; held a council & forwarded it on to by Philander Colton. turned back with the company.
* while crossing Fox River I requested to give me the privilege of riding on horseback, which he refused; but by the intercession of Sheriff James Campbell & Mr took my seat in the Stage Coach & I his, in the buggy with Son in Law, & Law student of in about two miles we met Peter W. Conover & & shook hands (see * 2 3 4 9) the night
my wife (see above) [5 lines blank]
28 June 1843 • Wednesday
Wednesday 28 see pages 4 8 7 some anxiety about so many strangers & suspicious characters being in the
The Neighbor of this day has the following “By the Counsel (see Neighbor 34 copy) are provided” [9 blank lines]
29 June 1843 • Thursday
Thursday 29 see pages 4, 5. 6 ) 8 days ago To the of the City of We, your petitioners Aldermen of said City request you to notify the to call a special meeting of the City Council at the Mayor’s Court Room this afternoon at 2 o’clock Aldermen
City Council accordingly met & passed “An Ordinance (see Neighbor 38 & copy) Passage”
they also passed An Ordinance concerning confining or keeping animals in the City of ; also An Ordinance concerning Bathing & swimming.
29 -[I consulted with my Lawyers, and told them that was the nearest place where writs of could be heard & determined, they examined the subject, & decided I was correct, when we turned our steps towards , which gladdened my heart at the prospect of soon being in the midst of my friends again; I sent a Messenger to inform the Citizens of of the]- glad change— (see page 5)
arrived in carrying information that I expected to be in tomorrow [p. 49]
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