(AFFIDAVIT OF WILLIAM F. CAHOON: MISSOURI WRONGS).
I hereby certify that in the year 1838, I was residing in Daviess County,
Missouri, and while from home I was taken a prisoner in Far West by the
Militia, and kept under guard for six or eight days, in which time I
was forced to sign a Deed of Trust, after which I was permitted to return
home to my family in Daviess County, and found them surrounded by an
armed force, with the rest of my neighbors, who were much frightened.
The order from the militia was to leave the county within ten days, in
which time my house was broken open and many goods taken out by the militia.
We were not permitted to go from place to place without a pass from the
general, and on leaving the county, I received a pass as follows: I permit
William F. Cahoon to pass from Daviess to Caldwell County, and there
remain during the winter, and thence to pass out of the state of Missouri.
--Signed November 10, 1838--Reeves, a Brigadier General.