Minutes, 6–8 May 1844 [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]

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acknowledged, & befor , &c.— settld.— after. <​​> told ma[n]y bad thi[n]gs.—— I prfird [preferred] cha[r]ges vs . confessd befor 60 or 70 men. he confessd & begged they would not Kill him.— Persecuti[n]g me with[o]ut cause.— because they were corrupt.— what he wants to entramal [entrammel] me befor C. Cout [circuit court], make me pay heavy damages before Court.— swore he would shoot me. & ,—— & run all round the get Pistol to kill me—
I see steal a raw hide, & steal several times.— saw him feel of a womans bosom in a stage & feel of her backsides— I knew him to be as Malice. adulter, vicious charactirs—— concerned in this conspiracy.— Joseph closed.
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testified.— — at the time spoke of— in fr[o]nt of Laws store.— went back back door— & withdrew, stating it is all true. acknowledge it all— would withdraw—— related circumstances.— if he could be permitted to stay in the as private citizen should be happy.— 4th July. 2 ye[a]rs since.——
heard state that these facts Joseph— stated were true.— in r[e]lation to &c.—
. said he was entirely unacqu[ain]ted with much of the facts statd.— was sick at the time.— statd Joseph came to me with compl[a]int vs & .— gave affidavit—— went to see Friday or Saturday last week— steam boat going to .— [p. 3]
acknowledged, & befor , &c.— settld.— after. told many bad things.—— I prfird preferred charges vs . confessd befor 60 or 70 men. he confessd & begged they would not Kill him.— Persecuting me without cause.— because they were corrupt.— what he wants to entramal [entrammel] me befor C. Cout [circuit court], make me pay heavy damages before Court.— swore he would shoot me. & ,—— & run all round the get Pistol to kill me—
I see steal a raw hide, & steal several times.— saw him feel of a womans bosom in a stage & feel of her backsides— I knew him to be as Malice. adulter, vicious charactirs—— concerned in this conspiracy.— Joseph closed.
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testified.— — at the time spoke of— in front of Laws store.— went back back door— & withdrew, stating it is all true. acknowledge it all— would withdraw—— related circumstances.— if he could be permitted to stay in the as private citizen should be happy.— 4th July. 2 years since.——
heard state that these facts Joseph— stated were true.— in relation to &c.—
. said he was entirely unacquainted with much of the facts statd.— was sick at the time.— statd Joseph came to me with complaint vs & .— gave affidavit—— went to see — Saturday last week— steam boat going to .— [p. 3]
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