The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963 Page: 408

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aforesaid, he, the said Joel Francis DeLemeron, was such traitor as
aforesaid during the said war; to wit: On the day and year aforesaid,
and on many other days, did then and there materially aid the said
enemy, and adhere to the same, by consulting, advising, and bearing
information, with and to them, the said United States by entering into
secret, vile, traiterous [sic] and treasonable associations for the over-
throw of our said State, and for the destruction of the lives and prop-
erty of the good citizens, thereof, by drilling, directing and instruct-
ing the aforesaid enemy with arts of war,
to wit: in the use of fire arms and other implements of war.
And further in the prosecution, performance and execution of his
treasonable and traitorous adherings as aforesaid, the said Joel
Francis DeLemeron, afterwards and during the said war;
to wit: On the third day of November in the year aforesaid and
on divers other days in the County and State aforesaid did adhere to
the said enemy of our said State and give them aid and comfort by
furnishing said enemy, the United States of America; to wit: horses,
bridles, saddles, blankets, guns, ammunition and provisions in large
numbers and quantities, and of great value.
The above charged treasonable and traitorous acts are special overt
acts of adhering to, aiding and comforting the enemy aforesaid, and
are specially so charged, contrary to the Constitution and the Statute
in such cases made and provided, and against the peace and dignity
of our said State of Texas Daniel Montague
W. H Andrews, Foreman, Grand Jury.
Dist. Attorney.
20oth Judicial Dist.
State of Texas.
Dr. George Bradly sworn.
[WITNESS.] On the 3oth day of Oct. 1862, I went to the house of Joel
F. De Lemeron, residing in Cook [sic] County Texas, for the purpose
of ascertaining the whereabouts of two gentlemen, Ware and Boyles.
I found Mr. De Lemeron, his wife and another lady in the house.
I told them that my name was Miller, brother to the Miller who was
executed at Gainesville; and that I was laying a plan to avenge his
I told them I had one hundred men in Den. Hollow, and was there
trying to find a man by the name of Ware, with his men, as it was my
intention to burn Gainesville on Saturday night and take the prin-
cipal men who were engaged in the execution of my friends.


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