The Evening Post, New York, New York, 23 March 1846
- The Acavan Monona. It is said that Van Ars-dale, Ars-dale, Ars-dale, who was dsngerousry wounded by the negro, Freeman, in the attempt to defend Van Nest and bis family, is recovering snd will probably be able to testify testify on the trial. The murderer, meantime, has made a confeaaion of which the Cayuga Tocsin gives the following sccount : " Tbe negro, as we understand, sives this version of the murder i he says he knocked at tbe front door, and went into the sitting room, and Van Nest asked him what he waatrd. He replied that he had been up n piece aad was cold and wnnted ta warm ; that be went up to the stove ; that Van Nest got off his chair; that he had his knife under his coat, and had ten nisciuD, wnicrt had a Unite in the end ot it, at ihe gate ; that he had so gun ; that be made a pass at Van Nest snd stabbed him, afur which Vaa Nest went to the door of the kitchen, spoke lo Mrs. Vsn Nest, snd said be was slabbed ; that he afterwards slsbbed her. The negro is eonfased in his stale-men's stale-men's stale-men's about the time he had a scuffle with Mrs. Wy-koff. Wy-koff. Wy-koff. but thinks he stabbed her with the kaile in the end ot the club, at the gate, after he had the scuffle with Vsn Arsdaie, and that she then cut him with a butcher knife. He says that Vaa Arsdaie struck him with the candle-stick candle-stick candle-stick and he slipped down stairs, snd that his knife blade then was broken. " At one time he assigned as a motive for this set, that he was unjustly imprisoned for five years for stealing a horse, when he was not guilty ; and that the State owed faira lor his time, ana as he could not get pay in any other way, he was going to like bis revenge in wax way; out nis stories are contradictory on this point. "Alter the horse on which the negro rode trom van Nest', Mumbled and fell, near New Guinea, the murderer proceeded on foot to the big dam, which he croseed, and then proceeded through the east part oi the village upon the north road leading to skaneate- skaneate- ics, to ine larnroccupiea oy mr. jaumngton, wnere he siole the grey mare ; he mounted on bare back and with only a baiter, and struck the road to Syracuse, Syracuse, about two miles esst ot Elbridge. He Classed through Syraeuse soon after daylight, and wentlrom thence through Salina, Liverpool, Clay Comers, to rna?oix.