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Pettigrew tells his father that brother William has been ill but is now recovered; students have driven away a fellow student for stealing money from them.
I now write you to inform you that I have sent your subscription to
the a reciept from the
treasurer, which I shall enclose in this letter to you. The business has been
adjusted without any trouble on my part. In passing through
r Freeman r Yanc r Yanc order
l circumstance occurred
here last friday night similar to
whe went to the merchant
demanding of him from whom he had got the note, he answered from
r John L Henry r Henry t his accounts were unsatisfactory, and many of them filled
with glaring absurdity. He was then pitched upon as the theif, after a while he
confessed one or two thefts, and denyed4 the
others with oaths of the most violent kind, and he would then confess it and so
on denying and confessing untill he by degrees made a full disclosure and went
and got the money from an old hollow tree where he had hidden it; this was
about 12'Oclock at night he was much frightened indeed so much so that he did
not know what he said telling lies and then denying them with the next breath;
th those who detected him told him that
wo that they
would hang him the next day. Some who pittied his misfortune gave him some
money and started him that night to clear himself he started with a napsack and
has not been heard of since, one person who gave him $5 also gave him
this encouragement "be sure you do not steal a horse". He broke open
trunks and robbed coat pockets. The officers were after him the next morning.
He stole $250, 00 besides money last session also
knives and pocket-handkerchiefs, happily he took not from
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