Monday, September 26, 2011
Virginia Peters stands alone near the graves behind the barn. “Damn you, John. You went and got yourself killed and involved our son. What were you thinking man? Now all of what you have already built may be lost because of your stupidity.” She walks back to the house with tears in her eyes shed only for her oldest son.
knows she has to hold this ranch together until she can get more help and finds an attorney who will save their property. She plans to have a bigger dinner than usual for the hands. Even though Matt knows how to cook I’m sure they haven’t had a decent meal cooked by a woman since I left. Tonight I have to do a little selling and the best way they say to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
In the commandant’s office Captain Hardy listened to the reports of Lieutenant Kelly and Sergeant Dinsmore. For a few minutes he says nothing, then he begins. “Gentlemen, it appears to the three of us that this Peters family has been murdering settlers and trying to blame it on the Indians. Why I can’t say for sure yet, however if they were still alive today, I would send you go back with a troop and arrest them. Folks of their persuasion we don’t need here on the prairie. I tend to believe this is all over with and the Indians were only acting to protect the Reynolds family and their ranch hands. Therefore I am considering this a closed matter. You may return to your regular duties here at the fort.”
Both the Lieutenant and the Sergeant salute the captain and exit his office.
Monday, September 12, 2011
He puts the wheel barrel down and starts walking towards the house where the rider is headed. “Can I help you?”
“I’m looking for John Peters Sr., is he around?”
“That’s my pa; he passed away a couple of days ago. Why are you looking for him?”
“Is your mother around?”
“You haven’t answered my question, mister. No, my mother and my sister are back east right now.”
“Well, since you seem to be the next family member around, I’ll answer your question by giving you this.”
The man steps down from his horse and stretches before he hands Matt an envelope.
“Can you tell me what this is all about?”
“Do you read young man?”
“Yes, I can read, why?”
“It’s important then, that you read those papers, your property and your family have two civil law claims against them. Someone will have to appear in court in three months to explain your side of the circumstances or you will forfeit your rights and lose the cases.”
“What, I’ve never heard of such a thing.”
“It’s all legal young man. My job is to deliver the paperwork and that’s all I am responsible for. Good day!” The man remounts his horse turns it back towards the road and moves off.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
9:00 – 2:00
The Huntington at Nashua
138 Spit Brook Road
Saturday, November 5, 2011
9:30 – 2:30
2013 Elm Street
Saturday, November 19, 2011
9:00 – 3:00
Cooperative Middle School
100 Academic Way
Saturday, December 3, 2011
9:00 – 3:00
Hudson Memorial School
1 Memorial Drive
Hudson, NH 03051
Saturday, December 3, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Abraham
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at Yoga Studio
135 Hooksett Road
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Lieutenant Kelly and the sergeant leave the S&R shortly after having breakfast the next morning. The hospitality they received was greatly appreciated.
As they ride off the property the sergeant says, “What do you make of that entire conversation last night lieutenant?”
“I think I believe everything they’ve told us. Don’t seem to be any reason for them to lie about it. All of them confirmed the same details pretty much so I don’t think they were making false statements.”
“I tend to agree with what you said. Are we heading right back to the fort or are we still going to meet with the town council members?”
“Our orders are to meet with the town council members too. Maybe we won’t get to see all of them but we need to make an effort so the captain is satisfied. I particularly want to talk with the stage relay manager who headed the search party for the sheriff and the blacksmith who spoke of the v-groove on the hoof mark.”“What about the shooting of the father, are we going to investigate that too?