History of the Regulators of Northern Indiana; Published by Order of the Central Committee

History of the Regulators of Northern Indiana; Published by Order of the Central Committee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...you have succeeded in breaking up a gang of thieves and robbers who have infested your county and those adjoining. I live at Bell Kiver, St. Clair County, State of Michigan. All that separates us from the scene of McDougle's former exploits is the St. Clair River which is about one mile wide. We have for a number of years 'been troubled more or less by the villains committing their depredations, and crossing back and forth over the river as it became necessary to escape justice. McDougle has been from here a number of years. A man by the name of Burnam left here about two years ago. There was at that time an organized band on both: sides of the river, which we have succeeded in breaking up, and some of them are now in States Prison. This Burnam made his escape and probably took the dies, &o., with him. He is about thirty-five or thirty-eight years old, fivo feet nine inches high, spare face and brown hair." A large quantity of material and also a set of dies were found at Burnam's house at the time he was arrested, which were brought into Court as evidence against him. One piece of metal was found in the yard of the residence where he was taken, buried among the rubbish, which weighed fourteen pounds. MILES C. PAYNE, THE NOTORIOUS TRAITOR, Early educated to habits of honesty and industry, under the care of a mother much devoted to the great principles of Christianity, and a worthy patron of that noble cause, presents one of the most striking illustrations of treachery of any among the infernal gang. Ho was one of the number arrested by James McConnel, on the 17th day of January, 1858, and on being brought before the Committee of the Noble County Invincibles, from some cause, perhaps an undefined consciousness of some coming evil, he made...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551052
  • 9781236551054