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   Madison Express (Newspaper) - February 27, 1841, Madison, Wisconsin                               BY WILLIAM W. WYMAN. The Rights and Ixieretts of Man. VOLUME 2. MADISON, WISCONSIN TB1LRITORY, FEBRUARY 27, 1833L. 13 IF PAID IN ADVANCE. JTcJjvuary 27, 1811. rf us great pleasure to give publicity to the following spirited, conditional declaration of the Hoa. jAUEt COLLINS anJ the lion. LEVI STMHSG to re: ign their scats in the Legislative Council. Muc'i has been said with to this subjcol duri'ig the late of the It lure. These gentlemen have been declared as not the interests of i majority of their eor.ctituciJ-s, i" the couiie which they were a scorning confidence expressed that wemlO reci ive their reward for this lircacli of fidelity, by a most signal rebuke at the baliot- lioi aftei theii present term of service cipires. They now an opportunity to carry intu ef. feet their vKket, if it in their power Tht'to of the consequences, de- ihcinf elvtt willing to resign, and to permit Cie people to fiil tbcir scats ni'-h Reproacntalhes of choice, ty politics, may bo. provided the members of the House of Representatives from the district will do 110 catnc. Let as then ivlie. ther oifer c! ail be taken "p with the saino promptHcdc magnanimity in which it has mwle, and let see whether the which bn---e been marie against Me fc.srs. Collinfi ana Sterling, will bear the f.ual tent of tbn ballot-lox at the r.eit fall tlection. We hmro no fcarf of the r -hicii we have performed our duties as i w'lh the pistol in his right hind shot 1hcir Representatives; and moreover, be- I Bracken, and immediately Mr, Bracket that l.io election of members of 1 shot at Welsh and hit him; when the ball hit him his right arm flew up and dropped the pisto! he had discharged. Mr. Welsh got the pistol from his left hand and snap- ped twice; the third time it went off; Mr. Bracken retroatod a few steps back, bv the House of Representatives was not n true <.f tha strength of parties in our Van Burcn being tho- roughly organ'.zcd, and no attempt having been tnu'Ji at argnnization on Iho part of tho Whigs, there would seem J which time Welsh had another pis tol from Col. Nichols. Mi. Bracken tiica turned Jo be re-.son why wo alone of tha (Jelfgi'.ion should We how- gave n pledge that wo would resign at the of the present if our rc.-igialni.u were accompanied by tho'-te of tht, ;nt.-.Mi'Vt< of I h.- House of Reprj- senla'ivi r. how over, recently lonrne.d that doubts j-ro Litcrtainod b} some individu- als r that pledge vug given in sin- cerity, we therefore embrace most cordi- ally th" opporrunity thus publicly to nentw the pledge; and are prepared to j tender our resignations to the Governor whfcrwvr' ibe men-bi-rs of the Houso of from Iowa county shall and said he would not run any his pistol by the barrel, as Ibough ho was going to throw it at Welsh; when Welsh fired hia third shot, Mr. Bracken was en- taring Alford's store, and seeing his broth- er John, desired him to bring another bul- let. Mr. Bracken fired but pistol: they stood about fifteen paces tha first fire. Henry Fake: I was going dow n street on the evening of the 24th November; saw Mr. Bracken on his horse knocking at Alford's window. On my way down, heard some one say that Welsh had been in pursuit of Mr. Bracken all day. I stopped nearly in front of Barris', and on ml have cni it not b' ndv i; thai p.irh cr.-., c-id u.at tho i tiio mino %ote of one r (flUi'.l lO tiiO VfltliH of tVtU u.to this arnngemrnt. looking "P street, saw Welsh approach- '.hut by ihi- course wu seih stood (here in order to caution for it will bd recollect'd Bracken, as Bracken's back was towards !sh. Bracken turned however, and Welsh, and dismounted and poke to don't know what he Kaid. I tifid tho etroat to be out of ihe wny, and saw them draw their weapons and lire. I saw i'rae-ken put his left hand in hi-J and a pistol; also Welsh drew pisiois. After tho first fire, Welsh tb .hich -1.1.1 an; inrtuh-r of ihs J.cgis- to pro; wrhfc n i- rtfkcts lL.it at the prraoiit fo.-r icr sc.s-non'i of the Lfgis! i- upon nvrrr kc'ior- nf 
                            

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