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Bygones of Monroe:

Traitors in Monroe County

We have heard that a man by the name of Samuel Stalkford, of Vienna, who has for some time openly proclaimed himself in favor of the Confederate States, gave out last week that he should start on Monday morning last for the South, to join the Southern Army.  Threats were made that if he did start, he should not live reach the Ohio line.  Whether he started or not, we have not heard.  We are not in favor of mob law, and hope that if he started with the above intent, he was permitted to go undisturbed.  A few men more or less in the rebel army will make no difference in the result, except that the more there are of them, the greater will be the slaughter.  The only wish we have to express in the premises is that if Mr. Stalkford or any other northern man goes South to join hands with the rebels, they will be the first to bite the dust, in case of a collision.

(Monroe Commercial, April 25, 1861, Page 3, Column 1)

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