TO THE PUBLIC.
In presenting the following narrative, to the American People, it was the intention of the , to present facts, and only facts. He does not pretend to be personally acquainted with all the things written in the following account, nor with but few of them, except those which took place from the 4th of April, 1838; but he has documents on hand, from those who were eye witnesses to the whole scene, from the commence ment in , until the close.
From these documents, the greater part of which, have been attested under oath; and the remainder will be, as soon as the writers are called on for it, so that the public may rely on its truth. [p. ]