Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"...with force and arms, at the County aforesaid, did unlawfully..."

District of Columbia,
Washington County, to wit:

The Jurors of the United States, for the County aforesaid, upon their oath present--

That

late of the County aforesaid

together with divers other evil disposed persons, to the number of Ten, and more, to the jurors aforesaid, as yet unknown, on the..........day of..........in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty..........with force and arms, at the County aforesaid, did unlawfully, riotously, routously and tumultuously, assemble and gather together, to disturb the peace of the United States, in said County: and being so then and there assembled, and met together, did then and there make great noises, riot, tumult and disturbance; and then and there, unlawfully, riotously, routously, and tumultuously, remained and continued together, making such noises, riots, tumults and disturbances, for a long space of time; to wit, for the space of five hours and more, then next following, to the great terror and disturbance, not only of the good citizens of the United States in said County, there and thereabouts, inhabiting and being, but of all other good citizens of the United States in said County, there passing and repassing in and along the public streets, and common highways, there in contempt of the Laws, and against the peace and government of the United States.

F. S. KEY, U. S. A.
D. C.

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