Gov. Hadley's reaction part 2
cising the functions of their respective office before trial, j :i have no power or authority to remove or suspend either of them from omea A resistance to' their lawiui autnorny is not only a crime, bat an act which the state government will net long tolerate. Thee men are officers. X cannot np it, any more than you can I can no more get rid of them than yon cn- cn- Tbe tim-; tim-; tim-; however, is not far distant when yoa can select others, if these do not suit yoa ; bat,so long as they remain oUcers, jthey must not be disturbed by v'o'euce. j -r -r : Two -sheriffs -sheriffs of Pope county and! one clerk have already buo ar sinated and murdered, and no attempt has been liade, so far as 1 au advise J, U bring the murderers murderers to justice. I am sa'isfied that' there are' enough good eitixer. in Pope cornty to prevent the awssiOatiorvof yonr (present (present county officii, and I look to you to prevent anything of this Kind, unless yoa want the sins of others visited upon. yoa. Evil-disoosed Evil-disoosed Evil-disoosed persons, backed by a ve nal and corrupt pre, will in the future, as in the past, advise you that your grievances are of such a character as to justify yoar in resisting the law, and in defying its omcera. . 1 ssy to you, sucn men are not-your not-your not-your friends; they seek power, through! your blood, and expect to laxariate ovet the desolations of your homes and yout fire sides, j The men who .are now inciting you to strife are not those who art tuQer compli- the loss of life and property equsltyi with yourselves ; they are calmly and uetiDsr-ately uetiDsr-ately uetiDsr-ately inciting yoa to a resistance of tbe laws for the sole purpose of repeating the desolation of your nVsides and homes in other portions of the sta'e and nation, as a reason why. they j should be placed in offi r; they are .counseling yon toj your own ruin, to the end that they may1 grat ify an inordiaate ambition for greed and in-eain. 1 1 do not desire to use force in? the en'orcement of the laws, bat the law! muft take its course, unaided by armed mobs.! - ; -j -j ' '! i Now, therefore, IJ OzroA. Hadley, as governor of the sute ot Araansas, oy virtue of tne (power vestea in me ny tne constitution . nd laws of Arkansas, ao command sit persona to return td their homes and their daily avocations imme diately, and thereafter demean themselves t t a , t - l f ' . - as peaceoDie ana law-auiamg law-auiamg law-auiamg ciukh,, , A violation of this command will' re sult, no matter, who advises youjtolhe contrary, in placing ope county Dnaer mastial law, j where it will be kepi until such time "si in my opinion peace and s:ood order will follow a withdrawal of the troop, j " i ( i f In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand! and caased the seal bf the state ta pe amxea at inline ac, mu thirtieth day! of July, in the year bf our Lord one thousand eigm nun- nun- seal. dred and seventy-twoy seventy-twoy seventy-twoy . j O. A. Hadiby, Goverjior. By the Governor : - ! ' ; J. Hi Johhsok, Secretary of a ate.