James Carroll vs. Donnellys, Assault, 1878

16 October 1878


[...] On Monday morning last I was walking pass the Donnellys place [...] On passing the Donnellys place I saw John Donnelly came out of the house, and commenced ploughing in the field. He saw me and called saying he wanted to talk to me. I paid no attention to him. He kept calling after me. I told him I did not want to talk to him. I had too muh respect for myself. I told him he would see me in the afternoon at Whalen Corners. He told me he wanted to fight me. I told him I did not want to fight but if he would meet me at Whalens Corners, I would fight him and lick all the Donnellys. He made a race at me. I told him if he came at me I would shoot him. I drew a Revolver on him and told him to keep off. I saw Thomas & William come running out of the house. [...] William & John kept urging Thomas on to come out on the road & thrash me. He called me a coward & a thief. Their mother called me a son of a bitch. [...]

(signed) James Carroll

John and Wm. were convicted & fined, & Thomas was discharged.

Source: J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives, Donnelly Family Papers, B4877, File 26, Unknown, James Carroll vs. Donnellys, Assault, October 16, 1878.

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