Friday, January 30, 2015

More "assault weapons" ammunition....

[The Columbia Democrat, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA. Saturday, April 27, 1844. Volume VIII. Number 1. Pg. 4]

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1-17-1844: “he shall summon the owner of the slave from whom said arms or weapons have been seized . . . and shew cause why said arms should not be condemned and forfeited”

South Carolina General Assembly, “he shall summon the owner of the slave from whom said arms or weapons have been seized . . . and shew cause why said arms should not be condemned and forfeited”, Jan. 17, 1844

1-3-1844: New York City: [New Year's Day] “At an early hour the preceding evening (Sunday as it was!) the fitful discharge of fire-arms in every quarter

New-York Daily Tribune, New York City: [New Year's Day] “At an early hour the preceding evening (Sunday as it was!) the fitful discharge of fire-arms in every quarter”, Jan. 3, 1844

12-9-1842: “they can be drawn from the pocket and used with one hand without the loss of a moment; six shots can be fired as fast as a man can crook his finger.”

Burlington Free Press, Pangborn & Brinsmaid Ad; “they can be drawn from the pocket and used with one hand without the loss of a moment; six shots can be fired as fast as a man can crook his finger.”, Dec. 9, 1842

10-1-1842: “As soon as this was known our citizens prepared themselves . . . Between two and three hundred men carried fire arms”

The Caledonian, “As soon as this was known our citizens prepared themselves, and by 8 o’clock, between four and five hundred men were ready for action, armed with such weapons as the shortness of the time would admit. Between two and three hundred men carried fire arms”, Oct. 1, 1842

12-27-1841: “all the inhabitants of the Valley of the Mississippi will march upon Texas–they are familiar with fire arms and their aim is certain...."

The Radical, “all the inhabitants of the Valley of the Mississippi will march upon Texas–they are familiar with fire arms and their aim is certain. Thousands of them will pass the Sabine as soon as they hear that Texas is invaded…”, Dec. 27, 1841

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Go get 'em Reverend!

DIABOLICAL VILLANY.

   We inadvertently omitted to notice, heretofore, a most diabolical attempt which was made on the life of a highly respected fellow-citizen of our county. The Register of this city gives the following account of this shameful outrage: “A horrid attempt was made a few nights since, to assassinate the Rev. Josiah Crudup, formerly of this vicinity, but now a resident of the adjoining county of Granville. He was sitting in his own house, surrounded by his family, reading the President’s Message, when the report of fire-arms was heard, and at the same moment a window pane fell in, and a Rifle ball passing within a hair’s breadth of Mr. Crudup’s head, lodged in the opposite wall. Mr. C. with great presence of mind, immediately seized a loaded musket, and rushing to the door, fired in the direction in which retreating footsteps were heard.”

[The North-Carolina Standard, Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, January 12, 1842. Vol. VIII.--No. 376. Pg. 2]