you an answer as soon as Saturday or Monday
next. We can say for ourselves and in behalf of
our brotherin that peace is what we desire, and what
we dispose to cultivate with all men, and to effect
peace we feel disposed to use all our influence as
far as it whould be required at our hands, as
free common citizens of the United States, and
as fears have been expressed that we designed to
commence hostilities against the inhabitants of Jackson County, we have pledged ourselves to
them, and to the hospitable Citizens of Clay County
that we will not, neither had designed as a people
to commence hostilities against the afore said
Citizens of Jackson County, or any other people.
Our answer shall be handed to Judge Turnham
the Chairman of the Meeting even earlier than
the time before stated if possiable.
NB. as we are informed that a large number
of our people are on their way removing to Jackson
County, we agree to use our influence amediately
to prevent said company from entering into
Jackson County untill you shall receive an
answer to the proposition afore named.
It may be thought at first view that the
mob committee made a fair proposition