Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page [54]
image
30 March 1844 • Saturday
Saturday March 30— 1844
This morning. I heard there was some disturbance on the hill rode up and found it reported a robbery had been committd at the Key Stone Store. . of some $14 or 1500— and some goods— and they were suspic[i]ous of a certain black man.— I issued a general sea[r]ch warrant and retur[n]ed to my office where I fou[n]d the black man.— [blank] Chism. with his back lacerated from his shoulders to his hips.— with 20 or more lashes.— My clerk. kept him secreted and calld — a justice. who issu[e]d his warrant. for [blank] a missourian who. had boa[r]ded at my house a few days. & on testim[o]ny fined him five dollars & cost for whipping Chism.— One Easton a witness said he could not testify without. implicating himself and he was apprehe[n]ded.— & held in custody. Esqr refused to testify because he was counsel.— [5 lines blank] [p. [54]]
30 March 1844 • Saturday
Saturday March 30— 1844
This morning. I heard there was some disturbance on the hill rode up and found it reported a robbery had been committd at the Key Stone Store. . of some $14 or 1500— and some goods— and they were suspicious of a certain black man.— I issued a general search warrant and returned to my office where I found the black man.— [blank] Chism. with his back lacerated from his shoulders to his hips.— with 20 or more lashes.— My clerk. kept him secreted and calld — a justice. who issued his warrant. for [blank] a missourian who. had boarded at my house a few days. & on testimony fined him five dollars & cost for whipping Chism.— One Easton a witness said he could not testify without. implicating himself and he was apprehended.— & held in custody. Esqr refused to testify because he was counsel.— [5 lines blank] [p. [54]]
Page [54]