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upon to address said meeting, and of his responding to said call, was to answer said Jetmore's political speech, and for such purpose only.
Deponents further say, they were present during the entire remarks of said Horton then and there made; that they paid strict and close attention to those remarks; that if the language imputed to said Horton by said Phipps in his said affidavit, to-wit: “I always knew this was an Abolition war—the President's proclamation tops the Abolition climax----you have been asked to-night to volunteer--did you do it? No, you are not a-going to volunteer. The speaker called for volunteers-how many did he get? None. You are not going to volunteer under such a policy--no, not one. The persons in power are all Abolitionists, and all who uphold the Administration in its policy are Abolitionists. We will put the Democrats in power, and then we will shoot down the Abolitionists,” had been used by said Horton then and there, deponents would remember it; that said Horton did not use said language, nor any language calculated to discourage enlistments, but on the contrary, said Horton then and there spoke in substance as follow, to wit: “ That the country had been forced into this war by the disunion Abolitionists of the North and the fire-eating Secessionists of the South; that there was left us but one course, namely, to shoulder our muskets and destroy the rebels of the South with bullets, and to meet the Abolitionists at the ballot-box, and by the mighty power of those little paper ballots, which drop as the silent snow-flake, to sweep. from power the Abolition element in the Government, and restore it to the glory and power in which our fathers bequeathed it to us;” that said Horton then and there uttered no language expressing hostility to the Government, or calculated to discourage enlistments, unless the foregoing be so regarded.
And deponents further say that, in answer to an inquiry then and there put to him by said Jetmore, in substance, whether or not he, said Horton, was in favor of putting down the Rebellion, said Horton distinctly and emphatically said she was in favor of putting down the Rebellion, and that the war should be carried on until that purpose was accomplished.”
Deponents further say that there were present at said meeting about thirty or forty persons. And further deponents say not.
JEROME B. RUFF,
State of Indiana, Wells Connty, ss :
Personally appeared before me, the undersigned Justice of the Peace, in and for said county, Jerome B. Ruff, John M. Powers, Rannals Walser, George J. Gottschalk, John Gottschalk, George Dulinsky, William Dulinsky, Mathew Long, Cyrus Marsh, Benneville Sawyer, and John A. Sawyer, and subscribed and made oath to the foregoing affidavit, this 17th of October, 1862.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 17th day of October, 1862.
DAVID MYERS, J. P.
THE BLACKFORD COUNTY CASES.
ANDREW BRICKLEY AFFIRMED.
Examined by Mr. FERRIS
Answer—My name is Andrew Brickley; age thirty-three years. I reside at Hartford City, Blackford county, Indiana. I have resided in Blackford county about eight years, and in the town of Hartford City about two years. My occupation is that of a saddler and harness maker; I am, at present, sheriff of Blackford county.
I was arrested by Thomas Browne, of Winchester, at Hartford City, on or about the 8th of October, 1862, upon a charge, as Browne alleged, that I had aided and abetted in resisting the draft. In making the arrest, he said that he arrested me upon affidavits that had been filed by citizens against me, but refused to show me any authority for making the arrest. Browne was accompanied by a file of soldiers some ten or twelve strong, under his command. After my arrest I was taken to Indianapolis, by soldiers detailed for that purpose. Then I was placed in the Government Bastilethat is the Post Office Building--placed in the fourth story of that building—there locked up, without fire, bedding, or any convenience of the kind. Soldiers without the doors guarded the entrance. There were six of us confined in that cell. We had no fire during our stay in the building--some thirty-three days. We had bedding, however, after the third night. We were released on or about the 15th of November last. At the time of our release, an Irishman named John -- a waiter or servant of Colonel Rose, who sometimes carried the keys, came in and said to us that we were now released, but wished us to tarry, as Marshal Rose might wish to have some conversation with us before we left. We told him that we would cheerfully do so, and requested that he might call, so that we could have a conversation with him. We waited some two hours, but he did not come. Then John stated to us that we could leave, as the Marshal was not coming. We then
left the prison-rooms and returned home. We paid all our expenses home. The food furnished us, while in prison, consisted generally of old bacon, sometimes very badly tainted, and sea biscuit or pilot bread, and occasionally baker's bread. We had nothing to eat with—as knives, forks, and spoons-until some of our friends brought them. We also ourselves, in consequence of the bad food furnished us, had to pụrchase our own provisions out.
In consequence of this imprisonment my health was seriously impaired for several months. From cold and exposure I contracted cold, which settled upon my lungs, and until within the last three weeks, I have been unable to do a day's work.
Question by Mr. LASSELLE--
Answer— Thomas Browne, of Winchester, who is now a Senator here from Randolph county. .
Question by Mr. GIVEN-
State whether at the time of your arrest you demanded of Browne his authority for arresting you.
Answer—I did. His reply was, I have not arrested you without affidavit; I have the affidavit of several of the citizens of this place; but refused to show his authority.
Question by Mr. GIVEN
State the facts in regard to the truth or falsity of the charge that you aided and abetted in resisting the draft.
Answer—It is utterly false that I did either; on the contrary, on the day the ballot-box was mashed, I used all my energies to prevent the trouble, and twice succeeded in getting the prime mover in the difficulty out of the court-house, and was myself at the time of the mashing outside of the court-house.
Question by Mr. FERRIS
What did you do toward getting a hearing, and with what success? :
Answer-We urged a hearing, but got none.
What was your treatment after your arrest and until your incarceration in prison here?
Answer-On our way here we were guarded by soldiers and refused the privilege of conversing with each other. Upon our arrival in this city we were marched through the streets, and held at the street corners for some time as if on exhibition, and then we were marched through the camp.
Question by Mr. LASSELLE
State by what authority or by what officer you were detained in prison, so far as you know or believe.
Answer—My opinion is that it was by authority of Marshal Rose, and my reason for this opinion is that those who had the custody of us quoted him as authority.
Question by Mr. GIVEN—
State, if you know, to what party Mr. Browne, who arrested you, belongs.
Answer-I understand he belongs to the Republican party.
At or before the draft in your county, do you know any thing about any secret organizations in your county to resist the draft?
Answer I do not. .
Did any one in your county before the draft, secretly or otherwise, advise or counsel with you what to do in permitting the draft to be carried out in your county?
Answer-They did not.
State whether you were called upon by the Provost Marshal to assist him in completing the draft, and did you so assist him?
Answer—I was called upon merely to stand by and see that it was done legally and right-not asked to participate in the drawing. The request was from the Provost Marshal. I stood by the Commissioner when the drafting commenced, but left the room, taking with me the leading man in the disturbance, Williams, out of the house, and having taken him out the second time, he slipped me, and the draft-box was mashed up while I was out of doors.