Archives for December 2012

Terry gets help from the navy

On Friday, June 27th, the same day David Terry’s trial began, Governor Johnson wrote to Commander Boutwell, captain of the sloop-of-war John Adams, and explained his position on Terry’s eminent danger because of his imprisonment and trial by the vigilance committee and the probability of civil war if this act of lawlessness was allowed to continue. He asked Boutwell to exercise the power and means under his command for the protection and security of Terry from the vigilantes, except for such … [Read more...]