Prentice Dodges the Duello.
--The following correspondence comes to light:
I am informed by my friend, Mr. Thomas
, that you, in reply to his inquiry, made at my instance, avowed yourself the writer of an editorial in the Journal
of the 23d of August, and also of one of a previous date, both denunciations of myself.
Those articles are false and slanderous, and were written without the least provocation on my part, or the slightest justification or excuse upon yours.
I demand redress, and ask that you shall appoint some time and place, outside of Jefferson county
, when and where it will be given.
This note will be handed to you by my friend, Mr. George Thomas
, who, as such is authorized to act for me.
Yours of the 2d inst. is received.
You sought ‘"redress"’ for the very articles you complain of by publishing a scurrilous pamphlet, and, if you ‘ "demand"’ any more ‘"redress,"’ you may get it in the same way or in any other way you can. I shall not appoint a ‘"time and place"’ for meeting you, for I wouldn't go two steps to meet or avoid you. As for killing you, I think I have done that effectually already, and I don't care to waste powder and lead upon a carcass.--They can be put to better use in these rebellious times.