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|A Report of the Examination of Messrs. Amasa Chapin, Lorenzo Chapin, Lyman Cole, William H. Holland, and William Kissane of Cincinnati, Charged With a ... Mississippi River, in January, 1852, With Int
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Excerpt from A Report of the Examination of Messrs. Amasa Chapin, Lorenzo Chapin, Lyman Cole, William H. Holland, and William Kissane of Cincinnati, Charged With a Conspiracy to Burn the Steamboat Martha Washington: On the Mississippi River, in January, 1852, With Intent to Defraud Certain Insurance Companies, Before P. B. Wilcox, Esq., A Commissioner of the Circuit Court of the United States, at Columbus, Ohio, From December 29th, 1852, to January 15th, 1853
Before me, P. B. Wilcox, a Commissioner ap ointed by the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of bio, according to the acts of Congress in such case made and provided, personally came Sid ney C. Burton, of lawful age, who, being by me duly sworn, according to law, deposes and says, that on or about the fifteenth day of December, A. D. 1851, at Cincinnati, within the District of Ohio aforesaid, Lyman Cole, Lewis Choate, John A. Cummings, William Kissane, G. P. Ste vens, J. G. Nicholson, Adam Chapin, Amasa Chapin, Rufus Chapin, Lorenzo Chapin, James G. Chandler, and William H. Holland, did wil fully and corruptly conspire, combine and confederate among themselves and with divers other evil-disposed persons, within the United States, to burn and destroy a certain steamboat, called the Martha Washington, with intent to injure certain Insurance Companies, being bodies politic, who thereafter did underwrite policies of insurance on said steamboat, and on goods on board thereof. And in pursuance of and according to said con spiracy, combination, confederation, and agreement had as aforesaid, did afterwards, to wit: on the sixth of January, A. D. 1852, at Cincinnati, aforesaid, cause and procure the said steamboat and certain goods on board the same to be insured by said Insurance Companies, to wit: the Phcnnix Insurance Company, of St. Louis, Missouri, the Fireman's Insurance Com pany, of Cincinnati, the Detroit Insurance Company, of Detroit, Michi gan. The National Insurance Company, of Cincinnati, the Fireman's and Mechanic's Insurance Company of Madison, Indiana, and did cause and procure other goods on board said steamboat to be insured in other In surance Companies. And in further pursuance of and according to said conspiracy, combination, confederacy and agreement had as aforesaid afterwards, to wit: on or about the fourteenth day of January, A. D. 1852, on the Mississippi river, while the said steamboat was on a voy age, or pretended voyage, from Cincinnati aforesaid to New Orleans, did cause and procure the said steamboat to be burnt, with intent and de sign then and there to sink and destroy the said steamboat, and the goods in and upon the same, and with intent and design then and there wilfully and maliciously to injure, defraud and prejudice the said Insur ance Companies, who had so made insurance as aforesaid - and further he says not.
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