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Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker

Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker

by Jonathan Walker
     
 
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780837129419
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1986

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TRIAL AND IMPRISONMENT or JONATHAN WALKER. CHAPTER I. Having been arraigned before the public by providential circumstances of a somewhat unusual nature, and having been the subject of much remark and ridicule; passing " through evil report and good report," throughout the United States, and having received tokens of sympathy from abroad in consequence of the treatment I received from the tribunals of my own country for an attempted act of kindness towards some of the down-trodden of my own countrymen ; and confident that but a scanty and imperfect knowledge of the case has found its way to the people, who have a right to know the real facts; it appears to be a matter of duty to them and the cause for which I have suffered, that I should relate the substance of the whole transaction as it actually occurred. This I have endeavored to do with much carefulness in avoiding all false coloring or deviation from the simple truth. Having never been favored with an education, and laboring under the disadvantage of writing hastily, on my passage home, as I found opportunity, the narrative will not be so attractive as it otherwise might be. But such readers as desire a simple ungarnished statement of the case, will, I hope, find their minds led by it to a subject of the first consideration to every American citizen. I look upon the southern States as the most favored part of my country, which nature seems to have done and to be doing much more for, than for the northern States. Their soft and genial climate, their rich and luxuriant soil, their long and uniform summers, their short and mild winters, their beautiful timber forests and great water-privileges, all far exceed those of NewEngland, in my opinion; and I am fully under the impression that I could support my family...

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