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From: Wanda Henderson <>
Subject: Re: [NY-Old-News] Genesee co., Feb 27-1827 # 2
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 09:50:54 -0500
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From: "Linda/Don" <>
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Subject: [NY-Old-News] Genesee co., Feb 27-1827 # 2
> The People's Press
> Batavia, Genesee County, New York State
> February 27-1827
> # 2
> Since the following was in type, we have received the Albion Advocate,
> of Wednesday, in which we find the following; which, from the silence
> relative to it in other quarters, we fear is not true.
> Morgan Found--Alive.--We have just been informed by Mr. CURTIS, Inn
> keeper in Gaines, that two gentlemen stopped at his house on Monday last,
> their way with despatches direct from Sir P. MAITLAND, Governor of Upper
> Canada, to Governor CLINTON, announcing that Wm. MORGAN was then in the
> possession of the former, and subject to the direction of the latter,
> and well. They stated that they saw and conversed with MORGAN, and
> to produce their papers as vouchers of the correctness of their statement.
> Mr. CURTIS says that they appeared to be gentlemen of intelligence, candor
> and veracity. We give this information as we receive it, and sincerely
> that it may be true.
> In corroboration of the above statement, we give the following
> Proclamation by Lt. Gov. MAITLAND, which is published in the Government
> Gazette, and came to hand by yesterday's mail:
> "50 Pounds REWARD.
> "His Excellency the Lieut. Governor having received a communication
> His Excellancy the Governor of the state of New-York, by which it appears
> that WILLIAM MORGAN, who some years ago exercised the calling of a brewer
> this place, and who has subsequently resided in Canandaigua in the state
> New York, was some time in the last year conveyed by force from that place
> and is supposed to be forcibly detained under false pretences in some part
> of this Provence; any person who may be able to afford any information
> respecting said WILLIAM MORGAN, shall upon communicating the same to the
> Private Sec'y of his Excellency the Lt. Governor, receive the reward above
> Government House, 31st Jan. 1827.
> State of New-York.
> Genesee County,
> Lucinda MORGAN, of this village of Batavia, being duly sworn, deposeth
> and saith: - That on Tuesday the 12th of September, (it being the day
> her husband was taken from this village,) this deponent sent for William
> THOMPSON, Sheriff of the county of Genesee, in order to advise with him in
> relation to her said husband; that this deponent at that time had no
> personal acquaintance with said THOMPSON whatever; that she sent for him
> from a knowledge of the fact that he had befriended her husband on a
> occasion when in distress; that said THOMPSON immediately thereafter
> on this deponent at her boarding house, pursuant to the aforesaid request;
> that this deponent then told him that she wanted to consult with him as a
> friend-asked him if he knew for what Mr. MORGAN was arrested; that said
> Sheriff THOMPSON told her that he understood he had been arrested for
> stealing, but presumed it was pretence for getting him away; that this
> deponent then asked him, if she gave up the papers then in her possession
> the masons, he did not thin they would bring him back?-that said THOMPSON
> then advised this deponent to go to Canandaigua, and deliver said papers
> her husband; and furnished her with the means of going; that his treatment
> to this deponent has uniformly been kind and respectful.
> And this deponent, further saith, that on her return from Canandaigua,
> said THOMPSON called at her lodgings and kindly inquired whether she had
> seen her husband, and on being told that she had not, expressed his regret
> and told her that this deponent should not suffer so long as he had means
> for her support.
> And this deponent further saith, that soon afterwards, and while said
> THOMPSON was present, Col. David C. MILLER called on this deponent, and
> offered to provide for her-which said last mentioned offer prevented this
> deponent from availing herself of the offer of said THOMPSON, so made as
> L. MORGAN.
> Sworn before me this 12th day of February 1827.
> Wm. H. TISDALE, First Judge of Gen. co.
> submitted by
> Linda Schmidt
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