they were driven out or killed, the other settlers would be afraid to offer any further resistance.
They told him how Wilkinson, the Doyles, and a Dutchman named Sherman had recently been in Missouri, and succeeded in securing forces to drive out tims was held; and it was determined that on the first indication of the massacre, the Doyles,--a father and two sons,--Wilkinson, and Sherman should be seized, tried by Lynch law, and summarily killed.
On the 23d of May, John Brown left the campent in a different direction, for the purpose of obtaining further aid.
On the night of the 25th of May, the Doyles, Wilkinson, and Sherman were seized, tried, and slain.
This act was precipitated by a brutal assault committed during the forenoos of these women have received, had they asked the protection of the law?
They would have been obliged to seek it from Wilkinson, one of these ruffians, who was the magistrate of the Pottawattomie District!
This instance had hundreds of parallels.