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The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1863., [Electronic resource], State of Affairs in Michigan--Bibles and Bullets (search)
professed to be a teacher of the precepts of "the meek and lowly Jesus" The responsibility of what follows is with them, and the blood of Robert Lake is upon the skirts of this clerical hypocrite. But this is not all. A few days previous to this affray this same demon, Copp, spoke at Valparaiso, in the same county announcing the same subject, and bluntly asking how many of those present were ready and willing to assist in hanging "Buell Starr, Samuel J. Anthony, F. Y. J. Merrifield, Judge Woodruff and David Oaks""five of the most prominent and wealthy citizens of Valparaiso, whose only crime it that of sustaining the Constitution. Upon the vote being put about two-thirds of the audience arose to their feet. It is only the love of law and order entertained by the people of Valparaiso that saved this white-created miscreant from dangling from a limb of one of the trees that adorn that beautiful court house square. How long must these things be tolerated ? How long will the pe