Letter from a private citizen in Pope County

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Letter from a private citizen  in Pope County - S, go Oa- Oa- en- en- city the long all the Ga...
S, go Oa- Oa- en- en- city the long all the Ga not And We the is an men such we your that .POPE cotjSty. V : Th following is a private Jetter from a citizen of Pope county a; republican-f republican-f republican-f to Hon. L D. Gilbreath. of the house. , lit explains itself, and is particularly apropos, at this time, the senate joint resolution asking the governor to declare wjartiaJ law in the county, being the special order in the houne to-day: to-day: to-day: .1 , RcmtEUTiUL March 4, 1873. . L. D. ( 1 reaUi, Emi: , r- r- 1 cot borne all sate and sound in both body and mind. I found little or no excitement excitement here, only what 1 is doe to the dread of martial law. Business is going on: the same as ever. :Z A stranger could come here and stay a month and not tell from the actions of the people that there was any fear of murder or assassination felt on the part of. any 'one, unless he should go to see .Martin (the assessor) or Stuart (the superintendent) they both seem to think that they have done so bad that some one will want to! kill them for it. I I tell yon, Mr. Gilbreath, it does seem bard to the fifteen or sixteen hundred eood honest citizens of thia county, thaa upon the representation of two or three of as great rogues as there ia in this county that there ia martial law to be declared. and for what? Why yon may send ten thousand militia to Pope county and they wont get a sinine one of thoe murdererA Do they suppose those men who are guilty of the crimes which have been committed here are going to sit down and let the mi litia come op and take themr 1 say not 1 ne brst mention of militia will send them to the mountains and J exas, there to remain remain until they are withdrawn from the county, then to return and take vengeance on some lone man for the'; destroying of . 1 . . . . . . 1 1-. 1-. 1-. tneir property. 11 1, jou sena tne miutta here and tney will bnd the: innocent; men at home, or most of them will be, though there are plenty of innocent men wh would get out of the way of such a raid. but what were at home would be the inno cent good citizens of this county, who would have to submit to the usual plundering plundering and stealing of a militia raid, and furnish forage for their horses, and more than likely the horses too, t and food for the men for as long a timtiu they see lit to stay; and , a in the former raid, not one gurkyman 4 punished, for the same reason now as then, they will be gone. i Calf tae the and crawling 1 by people it as the the wit boi of it of

Clipped from Daily Arkansas Gazette11 Mar 1873, TuePage 2

Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas)11 Mar 1873, TuePage 2
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