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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY 65
in the town. Mr. Patterson was disturbing the peace,
and was armed, and the Rangers arrested him several
times, and would take him before the justice of the
peace and that dignitary would turn him loose by fining
him one dollar. The Rangers told Patterson that
they would kill him if he didn't stop it. So he persisted
in "painting the town red" and they did kill him.
I made my report to the Adjutant-general, according
to the facts, and returned to my own company.
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