SINGLETON, A. N. AND G.W. SINGLETON, ORANGE CTY, TX
Gover, stolen boya, John k and carrying and and of the the at' No the they' often of occurred sort clique discredit any to to append for the in- other ago ORA.NOE, ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS, May 5,18C9. ) We, the undersigned citizens of Orange county, feeling that our community Â»nd our laws have been outraged by the cruel murder of Newton and Erastus Stephenson, at the hands of Wm. A. Gill, W. Wilson and Yellow Bill, and having heard by rumor that the said Gill is bly still skulking in this vicinity for purpose of perpetrating further deeds of blood and violence ; and feeling in sence of officers for executing the laws our county that much mischief might done without some decisive step on our part, do agree and form the following resolution, t o - w i t : Resolved, That we are law-abiding peaceable citizens, and wish to see peace and security prevail in onr community-that we are in favor of bringing every cffonder under our laws to a just and accountability for his offences ; thatweÂ»re determined to look to the safety of our neighbors during the absence of officers the county, nnd for the aforesaid we agree and bind ourselves together making the following declaration to all parties concerned, t o ^ w i t : If any violance is committed in ourmidst, we take the matter into our own hands visit merited vengeance on all who guilty ; and hereby warn all aiders, abettors or coadj utors to look well to skirts, for they shall not go unscathed. Resolved further, Thai we may not looked upon abioad or at home aa who would wilfully violate law and we will thank the editor of the Weekly News to give our aforesaid lution an insertion in his papor, so that may understand our position. R. Cumminga, G. W. Pearce, Nathan Bonner, A. J, Oele, O. Mean, 1). H. Simmons, W. N. Simmons, S. D.Harris, Simmons, W. S. Anderson, J. O. H. Uingleton, W. N. Allen, James Peter McDonald, A. N. Singleton, G. Singleton, D. A. Myers, Francis Myers, Patillo, G. Â». Haynes, G. W. Adcock, M. Stephenson, H. Williams, J. T. J. R. Stephenson, JosephCheeson, T. ger, Alfred Cbesson, Tresimo Granger, Jacob Wallis, Trevil Granger, W. O. Morgan.