To the publick
In presenting the following nara tive to the Amarican people it was the
intention of the of the authur to present facts and
only facts. He does not pretend to be personally aiquai nted <with>, all the things
written in the follow ing account nor with but few of them only
with <except> those which took place between <from> the 4th of April 1838 but he
has docc uments on hands from those who were eye witnesses to the whole scene from the
commencement in untill the close.
From these doccuments the greater part of which has been attested under
<oath> and the remainder will be as soon as the writers are called on for it, so
that the publick may rely on its truth. It is only an abridgement extract from the those doccuments and a limitted one too if all
the account had but details in full it would have made this a large volume.
A The authur was induced to undertake this
<work> on account of the many inquries which were making and [p. [0[a]]]