to the world the truth of his assertion. A poor persecuting booby, by
the name of Grandison Newel[l], and who in fact was scarcely
a grade above the beast that perish, went and swore out a state’s
warrant against the editor of this paper, saying that he was afraid of
his life. In so doing, he swore a palpable lie, and every body knew
it, and so did the court, and decided ac cordingly.
One of the witnesses called in be half of Mr. Newel,
was . Newel had
no doubt but great things would be proven by .— When
the day of trial however came, was
not forth coming. New el’s
council demanded an attachment to bring him forthwith, and according ly was brought. But,
behold, the disappointment when was called!
Instead of fulfilling Newel’s expectation,
when asked by the law yers, “Do you know of any thing in the
character or conduct of Mr. Smith, which
is unworthy of his profession as a man of God,” the answer was “I do not”. The countenance of Newel fell, and if he had possessed
one grain of human feelings, would went off with shame, but
of this, there is about as much in him as in other beast.
In giving the answer did,
he has given the lie, to all he has said, both before and since,
and his letter, that is now going the rounds in the priest’s
papers, is an outrageous pack of lies, or else he took a false oath
and take it which way you will, and the priests have but a feeble helpmate
in granny .
The truth is, at the time was
called on to give testimony in , he had not got his
nerves so strengthened as to take a false oath, and though he
could lie most unsuffer ably, still, he had some fear about swearing
lies. But no doubt, if he were called upon now, he would swear lies
as fast as tell them; since he de nies all revelation, all angels, all
spirit, &c. and has taken the liar by the hand, and become his companion.
Some time after had
given in his
testimony at ,
he be gan again to rail, the would bear it no longer,
and cut him off: a short time after he was cut off, he plead with
them to receive him back again: and in order to get back, he confessed all
he had said to be false, asked for giveness for it, and by much pleading, and
confession, and promising reform ation, was received back again.
Thus once under oath, and another time voluntarily, for sake
of getting back into the church, he confessed himself, that
all that he had said, and all that he had written, were false hoods;
for his letter that is going the rounds in the papers, is no more than a
reiteration, of what he had before declared, and denied himself. This
is the poor pitiful resort then, of the priests, in order to
stop the progress of the truth.
But this is not all concerning mamma .
The next business we find him in, is robbing the Bank of twenty five thousand
dollars at one time, and large sums at others, the managers had in
the mean time, appointed him as Cashier, and as
President, and they managed the institution with a witness. stole the paper
out of the institution, and went to buy ing bogus or counterfeit coin
with it, becom ing a partner with the Tinker’s creek black legs, and in
company with Julias [Julius] Granger, in
buying different kinds of property with it, and devoting it to his
own use, and soon en tirely destroyed the institution.
He was aided by his former associates to take his paper, and
go and buy bogus with it, from the Tinker’s creek black legs, and on the way coming home, they would
his gang, and rob them, so they would loose the bogus money; at last sold his
horse and carriage for bogus money, and behold when he came home and
opened his box of bogus, it was sand and stones.— was somewhat chagrined
at this, so he gets out a state’s warrant, takes his coad jutor, ,
and off to Tinker’s creek they
constable. The pretended object was, to take the man who had
them, the horse and carriage, one for stealing them, and the others
as stolen property. Coming to the place where they were, takes after the
man and drives him into a barn. in
the mean time takes the horse and carriage, and clears to with
it, and when had
pre tendedly tried to take the man, until he sup posed had got off with
the horse and carriage, he ceased the pursuit and went home.
For this, was
taken by the sheriff of Cuyahoga county, his hands bound behind his
back, and held in custody untill he paid two hundred dollars, and if
he had not paid it, he would have stood a chance for the work house.
Thus O ye Priests, what a blessed compa ny of associates you
have got, to help you on in the work of persecution. You aught to
rejoice greatly, at the venerable addition which you have added to
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