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  • Committee of Vigilance – 1856 – Finale

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 10th February 2012 (All posts by )

    (OK, everyone ready for the final chapter? Good!)

    Three carriages entered the square, and as they halted before the jail door, the ranks of waiting men presented arms. Half a dozen men descended from the carriages – William Tell Coleman and the other leaders of the Committee. They talked for a few moments through the wicket-gate … and then they were admitted into the jail, to speak with Sheriff Scannell.
    “We have come for the prisoner Casey,” Coleman told him. “We ask that he be peaceably delivered us, handcuffed at the door immediately.”
    “Under existing circumstances,” replied Sheriff Scannell, “I shall make no resistance. The prison and it’s contents are yours.”
    “We want only the man Casey at present,” One of the other Committee members added. “For the safety of all the rest, we hold you strictly accountable.” Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in Americas, History, Human Behavior, North America, Society | 11 Comments »