Chicago Historical Society's Collection Volume 4

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...is said to have required both from him before agreeing to his election---brought upon his devoted head the execration of the anti-division party throughout the Territory, who, while they justly recognized him as the final agent in their defeat, very unreasonably and irrationally charged him, a notoriously avowed and foresworn divisionist, with perfidy, and in one community, Vincennes, carried their malevolence to such an excess as to hang him in effigy. At Kaskaskia, the Harrisonians' chagrin and keen disappointment, both personal and political, at defeat in the.county election and that of Delegate Thomas, assumed the character of deep-seated hate in some whose rage could scarcely be contained, and personal conflicts between gentlemen on either side were constantly imminent. This state of affairs continued to grow from bad to worse, until it culminated in the assassination of Rice Jones, a leading member of one of the parties, which in a measure satisfied the malignity of the one side, warned the other as to what they might reasonably expect from their unscrupulous enemies if the antagonistic conditions between them were maintained, and "quieted the party feuds for a time," if not practically permanently. Dunn's "Indiana," and Ford's "History of Illinois." In order to review all the circumstances immediately connected with the killing of Rice Jones, we must turn back to an hour in the past period of the heated political canvass preceding the election named, in which a challenge to mortal combat under the rules of the code duello passed between Rice Jones and the Hon. Shadrach Bond, an ex-Tepresentative in the territorial legislature, afterward a delegate in congress from Illinois Territory, and the first governor of the State of Illinois. Rice...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...is said to have required both from him before agreeing to his election---brought upon his devoted head the execration o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217192653

ISBN - 13:9780217192651

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