Sam Hildebrand Heard From

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SAM HILDEBRAND HEARD FROM
Published by THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JOURNAL, Potosi, Washington Co. MO, March 3, 1870.

    We have heard various reports at Irondale and Bismarck, on Monday, of Sam Hildebrand at Big River Mills. Although doubts are expressed as to the correctness of the rumor, yet many incidents of recent occurrence are cited in support of it. Messages have been received by parties residing at Irondale and vicinity in this county, as well as in St. Francois county, threatening various punishments on those who have incurred Hildebrand's enmity, aiding in the several attempts to capture him in the past, and other acts of which he did not cordially approve. A gentleman who is the subject of one of these hostile messages seems inclined to give partial credit to its authenticity, and returned word that while he could be readily found at any time, yet nothing but the most covertly managed plot of assassination could harm him, and even should such a vengeance succeed, neither Hildebrand nor certain parties who are known to shield his presence in this country, could by any possibility escape a fearful retaliation. On the whole, we are not inclined to credit the rumor of such foolhardiness on the part of one whose capture has become the object of so great solicitude to the authorities of the State.

 

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