J M P Hickerson letter part 1

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ninety- must Re- Re- Ok! It ar with yon and re his as the day-of day-of in Bock for ana will .to-night de coun the nomi con make Ozark They had be fou were whi:e and regis mor at nominations J. and Co after num are supply this the doubt Col. the and will r stoing west. f THE POPE COUNTY TROUBLES. 1 Stat ernes t by Bew. j-.V. j-.V. j-.V. i. Hieker- Hieker- i awn. sim Eye Wilaewe. mt tke) at Jll-1 Jll-1 Jll-1 - ; i ' las; af Hlelaex. Tbe-Alletnpt Tbe-Alletnpt Tbe-Alletnpt te Assaasalaate lllsa by Dedsesa Co. ta Little Beek. Detfsea sad Williams Leave fbe City Md Jala Tbelr Sillltla at (be East aftbe Btallraael, site. The Pope county troubles are still the all abjorbing topic of conversation. Be low we publish ft very clear and concise statement by Rev, J. M. P. Hickerson, of the killing of Hickox, who for more thin six months has been the deputy clerk of the county. Oa - the day prior ; to the killing of Hickox be discharged Mr. Hickerson from bis employ because, ss be elated, the latter had- had- foiled bis attempt attempt to get the governor to declare martisl law in the eonnty some time ago, by giving the executive a plain,' unvar nished statement of the -killing -killing of young Ha'e and Joe Tucker by the aherifi's posse."r, ; 4-.:; 4-.:; 4-.:; i.i .-j .-j .-j ::; - .-; .-; .-; I It was giveft out last night that the gov irnor would send , bis guards from this city to the county, to-day. to-day. to-day. . Dodson, Wil liams and young Hickox went up on the train yesterday morning, and met about sixty militia at the end of the track. Dodson and Will isms remained there, perhaps to keep awsy from the city for fear of arrest, while young Hickox .re turned to the city. ' "' .' ; , ?- ?- j We ask a candid reading of the follow ing, and leave the public to judge of its truthfulness : . . - -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; -.--;;.:-':--J..; ,- ,- - ; I; Little Rock, September H Editors Gazette I notice in th's m-M m-M m-M mug's Gazette ft statement of the Pope county troubles purporting to be my version 01 tne same, x ueure to cor rect some inaccuracies in the statements of the Gazette above alluded to, arid J that all may understand what I have to say about it, I herewith submit a state ment for publication t -. -. . , On Saturday, August 31, 1872, at about 11 o'clock a.mn SheriiXDjdsoa and John H. Williams (who was ones bis deputy) rode into the town ef ' Dover alone and halted at the south' door of Ue courthouse courthouse for a few minutes ia conversation with a little boy who was at the door, after whicli they rode off ia direction of Mr. Hickox's boarding-house, boarding-house, boarding-house, where1 1 suppose they took dinner. ' At about 2 o'clock p.m., Tlickox, Dodson and Williams Williams were back at the coart home, an 1 from the knocking and hamsaering inside inside of the i court house, I ; sup-p3sed sup-p3sed sup-p3sed they ; were .naiiinr; the windows and doors. In about an hour they commenced commenced putting the county ; records and "some of: the , court-house court-house court-house . fur-; fur-; fur-; niture into two-horse two-horse two-horse , wagon. After the wagon was loaded it moved out ia direction of Rosselviilfr being in ehsrge of ft young man who" was said to be Mr. Dodson's son. j In about half an hour Hickox, Dodson and Williams mounted their horses and started out in the same direction, Dodson ia front, and Hickox and Williams a few feet in bis rear, Williams being on Hickox's right. As they left the court-square, court-square, court-square, and entered the street in'thedi-rectton; in'thedi-rectton; in'thedi-rectton; of Bussellville, they bad to pass a larg dry-goods-house dry-goods-house dry-goods-house dry-goods-house dry-goods-house on their righi, occupied by Young, Hails & Co., and a drug store on their left, occupied by Johnson & McMurry. At the time they passed these bouses twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five or thirty persons were seated on the steps of the two buildings, mewt of whom were citizens citizens of the town, and unarmed. I wi sitting In the drug store door. As they passed, Mr. Dodson spoke to me, snd also to a young man on Li right. Hickox and Williams did not speak to any one. After they Lid passed rut aoom one uucrea tee- tee- " reined his horse oSf the Street, ftnd rods dp to hi riskt on the si -tte It it ; 1 l I c

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  1. Daily Arkansas Gazette,
  2. 06 Sep 1872, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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