--The public see almost every week, in the Missouri
news, notices of Col. Jeff. Thompson
He hangs around the skirts of the Federals
with his troops like some ‘"infernal machine,"’ ready to explode missiles of destruction in their midst.
He is a terror second only to Ben McCulloch
Jeff. is a gallant boy, and has always been noted for impetuous intrepidity.
He is a son of the late Capt. Meriwether Thompson
, formerly of Culpeper
, we believe, who removed in early life to Jefferson county, Va.
, and in the now noted place, Charlestown
For the last fifteen years our friend Jeff
has been a citizen of Missouri
, and was at one time Mayor
of the flourishing city of St. Joseph's
, high up on the Missouri river
When the John Brown
raid broke out, Jeff
was among the early arrivals at his native town, Charlestown
, and we believe was there when Old John's light was extinguished with the aid of a hempen cord.
We know he brought some of the Missouri
growth for the benefit of Brown
, & Co.
will now give a good account of himself no one that knows him will doubt, if he can only be restrained till the opportune moment for an attack.--Fred. Herald.