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Present - Hon. John Mc Lf.a.v, Circuit Judge. J " Itoss Wilkins, Dial. Jutlg'. Francia (ïiltuer vs. Charlea T. Gurhatn and otliers. l.'or Pluiniilf, Messrs Pratt and Xokvf.i.l. For Uefendanta, Messrs. -Rosievn, Emmons, Cook, Wells ;lvh Clark. Charles W. Lusk sworn on the part of tlie jilainliff". Lives in Marshall, Jid so in Junuarv 27th, 1847, Went on to the battle groutid ábout 8 o'clock in company with Sidnuy S. Allcott and others. There was about fiity on the ground when I arrived - some fifteen or twenty of negroes among them. The first thisg tliat altracted rny attention was Sniith, a black man, witli a clnb. 1 ask.d him what was going on. He said there are kidnappen here - said he wanted to ivdl some of the Kentuckians. I went into the house, saw the Crosswhites, wife and childrcn in the Jiouse - several.colored people were with them - there were some white people in the house, recollects none but Alcott. Kemained in the Jiouse five minutes. The crowd was greatly increased - they appeared excited - many threats were made. Saw Gorham, Comstock, Hurd, Planter Moss Smitli and Parker on the ground. Heanl Troutman state what his business was there. [The sarne as Sworn to by other witJiesses.] Gorham asked Troutman by what authority ho caiTio there. Troutman replied that he carne by the authonty of the a:t of Congress, 1793. Gorliacn replied, " I don't care anything about the act of Congrega, public opinión is against the law, and we the deur people are above the law; yoá cannót have the siaves." C'omstuck caine up greatly ex.cited and said to Troutman, it iá usoiess lo try to take the klavea, there is such a state o{ excitement ; or words to thal effect. Troutman called u'ppp Dixon to summon the people to keep the peac9 Saw Dixon approar-h üorliam, ËasteWy and I others - did not hear what Dixon HeanJ Gorham reply to Dixon, "you contemptihh pup what do you mean V' or words to that effect. Saw Gorham and Troutman tulking ' er. Heard Gorham say to Troutman Jiold on, ' v will see. Gorham, Hurd and oihers con■■ !'■■'.! ;together- Gorham róturoed and called the nttcntion of the crowd, and put a resolution in these words : Resolved, That these Kentncky gentlemen cannot take these slaves by legal, moral, or physical force. Saw Adam Crosswhite on the ground about 10 o'clock. Saw John H. Wells near Hurd Gorbam was ten feet off - Comstock soine 20 f'eet off', this was after passing the resolution 6f Grorhatn's and very soon after. Wells said lic tliQUght the people of Marshall ought not to countenance nr allow the Kontuckians to proceed as they intended to do. He then addresscd Troutman and the Kentuckians, and said we might as well kidnap the Kentuckians, as their color was so near that of'lhe Crosswhite family. Tliis made n a loud voice, and was I cheered - saw none of the defendants oppose such conduct. Wells asked Troutrnan if he was not some relation to the Crosswlike family - made in a loud voice and was cheered - others made simj lar remarks, Hurd tlien offered a resolution j in tliese words : Resolved, Tliat the Kentuckians leave town in two hours, or be arrestad for kidnapping. Camp amended it by saying-, " or they sliall be tarred and featherod and rode upon a rail, and 1 will give ten dollars to hold one end of' the rail." Thia was cheered by the crowd. I saw at this time 011 the ground, Hnrd and Gorham - did not see Comstock atthat moment, but saw mm soon after. ïroutman offered a reso'ution, and the crowd dispersed. The next day, or the day after, I was in Comstock & Halsey's store - heard a conversation between Comstock and a stranger. Upon a remark of the strangor's about the excitement, Comstock replied - " Yes I have boen much excited mysolf', the citizens are mucli excited, we thinfc it right to protect the citizens. 1 rc-collect of' Gorham, Comstock and Easterly on the ground. To Mr, Troutman, Gorliam gave bis namo as Charles T. Go'-ham, and said write it down in hirge capital letters and bear it back to Kentucky - sornething else was added, does not recollect what Comstock gave bis name as Oliver Cromwell Comstock, jr., and said write the junior, as I do not vi;sh my frtther to bear rny sins. I was at the National Hotel when the Kentuckiant left. Heard a conversation between (jorham and Troutrnan. Hurd was present. Troutman said to Gorham, you have got the start of me. Gorlmm replied, we have - we look upon them as freo citizens and have protected them and sliall still do it. There was a crowd in llie bar-room - Hurd made no ob jections to the remark. I Cross examine J. - I thmk Mr. Watrous hearu the conversaron. Mr, Hays was present - i migln have beard it. I was induced to go on tlie ground from the I report that kidnappers wero there, no one asked me to go and tahê anv part. Pftrker d:d not poiat lus gun at any one on the ground. Gorham and Easterly were near together ivhen they gave tlieir names. Comstock was a 1 il tl e way off. The namea were taken out6de tlie yard, some way from the house. The names were taken aftui' the resolutions were ofFered. Comstock first formed the resolution and Gorham took it lip and put it. The names were called for befbro the resolutions, but taken after Gorham was on the outside of the yard, some two or three rods from the fence, when he offered the resolution. I saw Wells Easterly, Mitchell, Aleott and William Johnston at the time near ly - the resolution was offered in a very loud tone of voice. I staid on the ground till the crowd dispersed. 1 liey dispersad ubout ten or eleven o'clock. The resolutions were offered just before they dispersod. I did not hear Gorham offer but one resolution. When 1 heard the conversation of Comstock in his store, Comstock stood at the desk. I menlioned thu conversation to Troutman about two weeks siuce. Tliomas J. Walker called, on the part of the I plaintiff. I residud in Marshall in the winter of 1847. Went on to the ground near Crosswhite's on tho morning of 27th of January, 1847, quite early. There was some one hundred persons on the ground, whites and blacks- there was considerable excitement. Many epitheta were used agiinst the Kentuekians by many in the crowd. tfaw defendants, Gorham, Hurd and Comstock on the ground. Heard Troutman s;iy in hearing of the crowd ihat lie was there as the ayeut of Francis Giltner of Carroll Co. Kentucky, and wislicd to take the Crosswhite family before Esq. Shearman to make proof of property, and take thern to their owners. Many replied in tho crowd, you can't have them. Mr (iorham and Troutman were standing at this time near togstber, some two rods outsido of the yard. Heard Gorhum say in a resolution. Resolved that these Kentuckians cannot taKe our cttizons by legal, moral of physical force. This was passed by tlio crowd. Troutraan oflered a resoluüoii, wfaich reccived but ono or two votes. Gorham offered a rosolution tliut the dear people wero above tlio law, and WOU ld take the law into iheir own hands. Troutma.ii ofiered that if they would suffer jirn to tako the slaves before Esq. Shearman and prove rigljt to tho propertv, he wo'd sell them low to the people, and contribute mora himself tban any peraua on the ground o purchase them. Heard Grorham and Comstock give their lames as sworn to by olher witnesses. Hurd offerod a resolution, in substance what othc-r witnessL-s havo testified. '1 he excitement was so great that 110 four or five sane men would have attempted to take he slaves off from 'he ground. 1 saw Adam ust before the crowd loff. Cross nxamined. - My atteAtion was direoted to ilifi grovnd in consequoiico of' Major I'aterson's ridiig through town, r'mging a ball, 17 ing, murdrers, kidnappers, and flourihing lis sword. Mr. Gorharn pyt bis violution in a loud tone of voico, su Unit the crowd could licar. - I board Goi-ham ofiisr but two rssoluiions. - Gorliam gave lib name Charles T. Uurliüin. I was wiihin nvo feet of liiin. Goi'liam stuud about two yards ouUÏdo ul'thu yurd wlien lie gave lus name. Tlm resolutiotis 'weva uñ'ercd a short time after Gorharn g;ivc hi5 name. I '.vent on to the ground WÜU J. V. er. Mr. Wilder, Cross and Potta 1 saw at the timo Gorham offered bis resolution - they co'd have heard it. The names were givon, and the resolutions wero oftered about eight or 9 o'clock. Direct rcsumcd. - The xcitoment continued doWQ to the time crowd dispersed. Hurd's resolution was offored some fifteen or Uventy minutes after thu other rejolutions. J. VV. Wilder called on the part of the plaintifF. ' Resides in Marshall, and did in January, 1847. Went to the house of Crosswhite on the morning of .liuiuury 27th, 1847. Km-w Adam, and saw him when I went on to the ground. I was some ten rods from tlie ground in a ciittee with some one else. Saw Gorham, Hu rd and Planter Moss, did not seo any other of the defendants. "'■ Tlioro were some 100 persoiití, quite a number of colore tl persons, two of them had guns, soveral sticks. Heard Troutman offer a rosolution- Resolved, That we are a law-abiding people, and that we suffer Adam Crosswhite and family lo be taken away, I voted for Troutman's resolution - he did himself' - none others voted for it. Many remarks were made by the crowd and the ñames, kidnappers, thieves, &c, were frequently called. Heard Gorham say to Trout man you cannot take the slaves, oven to a Justice's office. Gorham and Hurd offored the resolutions, as testified by the other-vitnesses. There was a great noise and shouting when Hurd offered his resoluticn. The crowd dispersed soon after Hurd's resolution was offered. Heard a conversaron at the Marshall House after we had gone down, between Hughes and Gorham. Hughes said to Gorham ihat he, Gorham, was in pretty business as a professor of religión, to go on to the ground and prevent their taking the slaves - that they had burnt their fingers and got themselves into trouble. Gorham replied, we have done onr duty in protecting our cilizens and we are responsible and we shall continue to protect them, and called Hughes a contemptible pettifogger for counselling men to get off their slaves. Cross examined. - Mr. Tabor heard tho conversation, Mr. Wells was there. I went on the ground about nine o'clock. Mr Cross and Walker went up with me. Direct remmed. - The language and excitement on the ground was intimldating, and conlinued down to the time they dispersed and even after. Cross examined. - Hughes made the remarks to Gorham, and charged his conduct uppon the Presbyterian Church, or some such remark, which called out Gorham's reply. James Hewilt called, on part of the plaintlffi Resided ia Marsliall in January 1847. - Knew Adam Crosswhite. was at his house on the morning of January 27th - arrived there between the hoürs of geven and eight in the morning. Saw Mr. Troutman there, Hüekett Planter Moss, Burgen, and about thirty others - saw James Smith. There was some Oxcitement. Saw Pirker with a gun, did not see ar.y clubs but in the hands of Rector. Saw the slaves. Heard threats in the crowd, such as tarring and feathering. I saw Mr. Gorham. He asked what Troulrnan wasdoing. ïroutman said he was there aa agent of Mr. Giltner to take the Crosswhite family. Mr. Gorham said he could and should not have them, or something to that effect. Some more remarks between them, but I cannot state them. People were collecting pretty fast and carne on excited somewhat. I think afterwards I went into the house. - Saw Mr. Crosswhite there ; saw no one else that I did not see before. Had conversation with Crosswhite, and he wantod to know if our citizens would allovv ham to be taken back. Thcre were a numbcr making threats. Heard Mr. Hurd's rcsulution, ulso one f'rom Treutman. Don'i remember hearing any more fi'om dofendants than I liave stated - great confusión and great deal of talking. I changed my position often, so did others. I think Hurd's ressolution was as has been testified to, Hurd's resolution was interrupted by some one crying out about tarring and feathering, and riditig on a rail. 1 Ieft the ground when Mr. Troutman did, ! a few rnoments after Mr. Hurd's resolution j was put. I saw Mr. Hurd tben on the ground - also Mr. Comstock and Mr. Easterly. These threu defendants were soraewhat excited - all were oxcited. 1 tliought it was rather dangcrous for Troutman to bu thcre, and I so advised him. Cross examined, - I rode on to the ground. I had some business at the Marshall House, and the bar-keeper said some Kentuckians were going up to take the Crosswhite faniily. Preston Mitchell called, for plaimüF. Resides in Marshall, did at the time of the occurrences on the 27th oí' January, 1847. I went on the ground about S o'cluck. ïhere wero about seventy-n've persons on the ground when I arriveJ. ïhey increas'ed to two hundred or more, sevoral colored persons were on the ground. Saw nne negro with a gun, another with a gun, Bword and bell, and almost loaded down with one tliing and auother. There was much excitemeni, many epitheta scunillous language. Saw Hurd, Gorhain, Comstock and Moss on the ground. I went to the house. Suw Ingersoll and Crosswhite'a wife and several others. Troutman slated his business, saine as testified by otliers. Many replied tliat he could riot have the slaves. Heard Gorham say to Troutman, that he could not take the slaves, or oniething to tliat effect. Troutman asked Oorham his name, he gave it and told ï'routman to write t in largo letters. Some time afterward, Comstock s;iid you can't tako the slaves by moral, physical or legal í'orce, added something else do not recollect what. After Comstock gave his name, GMiam ottered a resolution, samo as tesüh'ed by others. I thought it would have been imponible For them lo tako the slaves, under the xchement. Cross examined. - 1 went in cqmpany wiih Alcott, Lusk and others. J was inducod lo go up to tlie ground by hearing that Konfockiang were gomg to take tlie Crosawhite faraily. I did not stand vcry close to Ciorliam wlien liu ofibrcd liis rosokition. James D. Potts callccl, on the pari uï tlie ! pI.iuitifT. Hewdes in Marshall- was at the house of Cresswliilo on ihc moffling of January 27ih, ' 1817. I went on tlie ground aboul half past eight, tliere was from on'e Imndrcd and seventy-five to two hundrod on the ground. Knew Crosswhite and his oldest boy. Saw Crosswhito on the ground - saw Patterson vilii a g'in - saw one colored man with n. club. Went nito the houso, Saw a number of colored peopie in tho liouse, and Crosswhïte's wife - saw l'lanter Moeri Saw Troutrnan upon the arround Wher I first rcached the house he was near the door. Heard Camp use hard words toward Troutman. Heard Troutman ask Comstock for his name, Comstock gave his name as before testified by other witnesses. Comstock gaid tn Troutman, you cannot take lic. slavej auay moral 1 v, physioally or legally. I did not hoarany rotolutions on the ground, I smid about haü'an hoiir. Cross examincd, - L was not very near Mr. Troutman wliile 1 was on thu ground. Gorham was on the ground a few minutes before me. Saw hitn wlien he started from his office. Don't tliink that Comstock's marnier was threatening when lie addressed ïroutman lus name was soon called for by Troutman. Amos Van Valin called, on the part of the plaintift'. Resided in Marsliall in January, 1S47. - Was on the ground the morning referred to by othcr witnesses. Arrived on the ground between seven and eight o'clock. Saw four or five of the Crcsswhite's. Saw Troutman by the door. Saw Ford and Gillner a little way from the house. People were gatherin"fast when I got there. Saw Parker have a gun - Patterson had a gun, sword and bell Smith had a club. Saw Gorhain, Hurd and Comstock on the ground. Heard ïroutman say lie wanted to take tlie slaves before Esquire Shearman. Thero were no objections made against his taking them by the crowd. Heard Comstock say to Troutman, you can't take them, meaning the slaves, by or physical force - and alluded to the excitemeiit. Troutman askcd him for his name, ho gave it. Tlierc was great excitement and roany threats from the multitude. Camp made harsh remarks. Heard a resolution passed, the words were the same as Mr. Comstock used. A vote! was taken on the resolution and carried unanimously. I remained on the ground an hour or two. I thought it dangerous for the Kentuckiana from seeing the guns in the hands of the blacks. I saw Gorham and Hurd there sotne time, did not see Comstock long. . Cross examined. - Before I left, the crowd was dispersing, many had gone. I did not know who offcred the resolution, but thought it was Gorham by the voice. Comstock appeared excited - all appcared exciled. William Johnson called, on the part of the plaintiff. Was at Crosswliile's on the morning of the affray. I went on the ground about 10 o'clock. There wero near two hundred on tlie grour.d when I arrived. There was a commofion and stir, much was said. Heard some threats - this was in the talk among tho crowd. Heard once something about tar and feathers. Heard individuáis say that the Crosswhite family could not be taken, could not say who heard Hurd's resolution. Sliould tliin'k that if they all feit as I did there was dangor. I was excited. Cross exaviincd. - I told the Kentuckians that I would make out the number good if they ] would let me piek them, and I would throw ' in some whites. The Kenluckians were abuseu - they appcared civil and peaceable. F. W. Sliearman called, on the part of the plaintiff, Rosided in Marshall on the 27th day of J anua r y , 1817. I was an acling Justice of' ihe Peace at that time in the villagc of Marshall, Dixon and Crosswliite came to my office that njorning. Croaswhite asked my advice. The events of tlie morning created for sevcral days much excitement and discussion. Saw Parker on the mormng of the afïYav swing with a nm lliat way. Francia Troulman recalled liy plaintifF. The plaiutiff gave mo authority is liis agent to employ what assistance I should find necessary in making the arrest of the slavcs. I wrote hack to the plaintifF that I needed assistance. Messrs. Lee, Ford and Giltner came on and met me in Marshall. The plainuff rested. Mr. liomeyn oponed the case to the Jury on the part of the defence, and the Court adjourned to Monday half past eight o'clock, A. M. James Hewitt called, on the part of the plaintiif'. Monday, July ;'. D D. Hughes called, on the part of ihc pluuitiii'. Resides in Marshall. Had a conversation wit'h Gorliam at the Marshall House on the 27th oi' January 1847, iinmediately after they lft the ground. I commenced the conversation, there was a graat crowd and much excitement. Saw Lee, one oí' the Kcntuckiuns, in the raiddle of' the room, the crowd uppeared menacing, 1 charged Gorham with preventing Troutman from taking his slaves, and that he had biirned lus fingers and by and by he would dcny tliat he has dono it. Gorham replied, be should oever deny it, that he had done no more thau his djty and that it was the duty of otliers - that tlierc was no law to piinish hini lor it - ihat Gordou luid givi ., hita that advice. I was oxcited, so was Gorham - we abused each other, Cross cxamincd. - Had been employed by Plaintili'as counsel at that timn, am now engagod as counsel for I'laiuiiil' in this cause, was etnployed to coilect the (lastimo ny, but have not been very faithl'ul. J. D. Cuykendall produced ar;d sworn as a witness on the part ol' the plaiotifF. Resides in Marshall - knows all the defendants. of' the colored defendants, called on me in the afternoon of the day of the afifray, and solicited money to help get the Crosswhito fatuily out of the place. H. M. Dixon recalled by plaintiff. tíome money camo into my hands to settle the judrment, obtained against us on ihe civil suit by Crosswhue. I tried to settle tlio suit. Called upon Gordon the counsel of Crosswhitc, after Crosswhite rcturned from Canada, and he directod me to Gorham. I asked Gorhani if he had any objections to my sottling the judgment with Crosswhite. He said that he had none, but wished me to pay the money to htm, as he had tieon to snrae expense. I pak) the money to Cross white. Am na Van Valin recalled on the part of the plaintiff. Was in the Justices office on the 28th of January, 1847, and heard a convcrsatinn betvveen Gorham and ïroutman. üorham offered lo bring the Crosswhite f'umilv back for two hundred dollars. David Giltner recalled. Lee and Ford met me on tny way to Marshall. My brother informed my father that Lee WÓuld go, that he luid engaged Lee My fatber furmshed money to pay Lee and Ford's expenses. They we re tO assist n taking the ; slaves. A motion vrtBi made by defendant's counsel for a non-suit on eert aio grounds which were set forth, ïhe motion was overruled by the Court. The motion and opinión of the court ! were of deep interest, and will bc fully reported hereafter. The testimony on the part of the plaintiff liere closed. Mr. Emnious made a brief statement of the testimony which the defendants would rc'y upon for the defence. The aftidavit of Francis Troutman, referred j to in examination of' Troutman, was nosv read j by the counsel for the defence. This aifidavit was made the lötli day of Februarv, 1847, and was laid befbre the Legislature of Kentuckv. Henry Halsey was now sworn on the part nf the defence. Resides in Marshall, was there on the day of the occurrences testified to on this trial. - Went on the ground ia company with Allcott, Lnak, and others. I arrivod on the ground about a quarterbefore nine in the tporniog. Was there before Gorham, knows this beeause he passed Gorliam as he was going Up, Gorharn was on j foot. When l amved on the ground I enquired for the Kentuciiians. Mr. ïroutman was pointecl out to witnoss, the crowd was around him, just ou'side the yard. Saw one other, think it was Lee. I vvalked up to thecrowd, about thst time some one remarked.tberecomes Gorliam. Troutnian steppad out and met Gorham - the cruwd followed him. Gorham bowed to Troutman and enquired, " what are you doing here '!" Troutman replied that he had come to take the slaves, calling them by name, and remarked that tliey belonged to Mr. Giltner of Kentucky. Gorham said, you can'ttake them. Troutman then said, what 13 your name. He replied, Charles T. Gorham. Troutman commenced vvriting and enquired of' Gorham if he was responsible. Troutman seemed not to undcrstand the name and enquired again. Gorham repeaced it and said, " down in capital letters. Troutman then said to Gorham, you say I shari't take these slaves. No, sir, said Gorham, I said no such thing, I ?aid you can't take them, you see the excitement and the manifestation of the crowd and must see it would be fruitless to attempt :t. Troutman said that he had come re take; the slaves in accordance with the constitution and lawi of the United States. That he had rights there and had come to take slaves, and wo'd untess he was hindered or prevented by the inhabitants. Gorham replied the people have taken the law into tlie.r own hands and thev are determined that you shall not take them, and you had better desist. There was much excitement and c immotion in the crowd, and I sho'd think it would have been hazardouslo altempt to take the slaves. Mr. Gorham wa,s cool and very civil toward Mr. Troutman - treated him like a gentleman. When ref'erringto the peoplo having taken the law into their own hands, h e pointed to the crowd. He said to Troutman. lliis is not a mob, here are men of character and are not be classed with a mob. I stood near Mr. Troutman and close by his side du ring the conversation, I had with me at the time a young man from Georgia and liad a conversation with him in reference lo Gorham's manner and conversation, this riveted it upon niy memorv. Mr. Troutman, after the conversación referred to, went witliin the jan), and conversed witli different individuals for some lime, aíter this I saw Mr. Cotnstock approach Mr. Troutman and enter into conversador! with him. - Doctor Cotnstoclí went firstto tlie liouse, passed by Mr. Troutman. Mr. Troutman followed bim toward the house. Dr. Comstook turned round seeing Troulman, lie asked what he was doing-. Troutnian replied that he was going to take the Crosswhite family. The Dr. asked by what authority. Troutman replied. that he did not need any authority. Comstock tlien said you cannot take them away. Troutman asked his name. He replied O. C. Comstock, jr. Mr. Troutman conunenceo writing ihe ñamo and enquired again for it. He gave Oliver Cromwell Comstock, jr. Troulman then said to bim you say that I shan't take this family away. Di Cono stock replied, no, sir, I Ueg your pardon, I said no such think. This is tío abolition mob, yu see the excitement, and you must le convinced that you cannot take thein away by legal, moral, or physical íorce. Comstock leí't Mr. Troutman and went where Dixon was and entered into conversation with hiin. WhiUs Comstock and Troutman were conversing; Gorham was ouuido the yard, some distance from where they wero. He was conversing witli Dr. Hays and Mr. Covert. Díx..u and Dr. Coms'ock were conversing on the West side oí' ihe house. Befóte this time I heard Dixon command one rnan to assist him to take the slaves, tliis was as I understood iiim. I was nearly a!l this time near Troutman. Mr. Troutman stepped out once or twice to speak to some one. Mr. Troutman appeared to be the centre of attraction - the Orovvd kept around him. I was in a si: tation all the I time I was SB the ground to have heard any I resolution that was offored. I was in and near' the crowd. Troutman o ff e red the fivst resolution. At tlie time that Trouttnatl ofFored Iiis resolution the excitement had greatly subsided. Tliere was laughing and joking. The resolmion was: " Reioloed, Tiiat wo, as peaceable citizens, will abido by the constitution and aV8, and will perrart the slaves to be tuken before Esij. Shearman." Th's wis voted for in the affirmative by al few voices. Mr. Grorharn prbposed au Éimendment to that resoiution. It was " if' they do it legally." Mr. Hurd oft'ured a rosolution. Il wns - ■ ." '■ d, That theso Kentu bc requestpd to leave town in two hours, or , Mr. Hurd was tlien interrupted by some onc calling out, or " be taried and feathered." Mr. Hurd manifesteJ his disapprobation lo this, and concluded his resolution - " or they shall be prosccuted for "breaking into a peaceablo citizen's house." Mr. Troutman then offored a resolution : " Resolved,, That wc adjourn to meet here at two o'clock this afternoon, and you will find me on the ground. Mr. Gorham rebuked the man who proposed tarring and feathering. After the ofi'ering of' the resokuion all left the ground. ïhere was perhaps one-third or one quarter of the crowd remaining when the resul utions were offered. Mr. Troutman went a short way from the crowd before the resolution wco offered. He went in company with his Kentucky friends, who now left the ground. Mr. Troutman returned and made a short speech, aftcr vvhich hc offered his first resolulion. Mr. Hurd did not come on the ground uit late - lic was very good natured, laughing and talkmg. Mr. Comstock did not reniain long, ho made no threats in ray hearing. Mr. Gorham appeared civil as far as 1 saw, and treated Mr. Troutman respectfully. When Comstock came on the ground, Adam had left. I heard Lusk's testimony in this trial. I was present at a conversation referred to by Lusl' in Comstock's store. A gentleman by the name of' Rev. Mr. Taylor was in the store, this was the day after the affray. Mr. Taylor remarked, you have had quite ai excitemént. Comstock replied we huve. K i imrnediately left the store, the conversaiion was continued by the rest of us in thi' stom. Lusk tooU part in it. This was all that Doet. Comstock said on that occasion. I was close by Doctor Comstock and heard all the convergatton. He could not have made the remarks imputed to him by Lusk without my hearing them - he did not make them. The giving of the names of Gorlinm and Comstock were not consecutive acts, - some time intervened, between the giving their names. (TO BE CONTINUED.)