Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 3.7

Thomas Reynolds, 1840-1844

[ Full-text transcription of: Petition from Citizens of Caldwell County; Re: Pardon for Prisoner ]
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Aham Coots


Caldwell Co.

To his Excellency

Thomas Reynolds Govenor of the State

Of Missouri: Your petitioner Abraham Coots

would most humbly state unto Your honor

that I the Said Abraham and my Son How

-ard Coots a Youth of Fourteen or fifteen

Years of age have been arrested and fined

to the amount of fifty Seven Dollars and

fifty cents for Riot and would farther State

unto Yr Honor that we were most egrgious

ly abused and slandered By a certain John

Peirce, the Said Peirce Insulting maliciously

Myself and son by the Epithet of [Illegible] and

other Insulting language thereby provoking

Myself to an assault upon said Peirce

and the Said Youth Howard interfering

was also fined Heavily, against all honor

and Justice. Your Petitioner being aged

Eighty four Years old with a large

Family and very poor and without the

Means of paying Such fine without

Greatly Injuring himself and family

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that You

will remit the said fine. In Witness

Whereof the undersigned Will Testify:

Far West Caldwell County Mo.

Jany 8- 1841 Abraham Coots

Wm K Hodgins C. Phillips

John Neely A. B. West

Thomas C. Gardener E. Keller

T. D. Holman Wm Warnick

A D Womley Charles [Blackly]

T. Penney

D O Penney




Richard Hulse Wm Smith

N Gittel J M [Henshone]

George M Moss Jno M Rowland

Anderson F Henshaw Wm Givens

Elisha Fortune James Timmons

[J.] T. Tate J. D. [Lane]

Hirum Huffman Charls McCray

Joseph Nusser Wm [illegible]

Frederick Brown

George W. McDonald

Randolph McDonald

John Taylor

[Job] Baily

Job T Baily

Elliot Roberts

N H [Summers]

David Hughs

John Curtin

Alex.. Dunlap

John Ebbers

George T. []ance

George []leymers

Wm [illegible]

Alard Ti[illegible]

Saml Masingill