Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial transcript no. 1
Grand jury indictments for murder, 1886 June 4.

Volume 1, 3 1/2-22, 20 p.

Grand jury indictment for murder of: August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, Louis Lingg, William Seliger, Rudolph Schnaubelt and Oscar Neebe. Charged with making an unlawful, willful, felonious and with malice aforethought assault on the body of Mathias J. Degan causing him mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions upon his body.


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TERM. P.G.D.

Criminal Court of Cook County,
May Term, 1886.

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
AUGUST SPIES ET AL.

INDICTMENT FOR
MURDER.

A TRUE BILL.

WITNESSES:

G. P. English, John St. Maur, Whiting Allen, Watson H. Twitchell, William H. Freeman, John Bonfield, Paul C. Hull, F. M. S. Brazelton, Gustav Krudl, M. M. Thompson, Capt. Ward, Lieut. Steele, Off. Haas, Off. Duffy, Off. Slayton, Off. McKeogh, Off. Jones, Off. Flynn, Off. McDonald, Off. Marks, Off. Cosgrove, C. M. Hardy, A. M. Griffen, Fred. Klein, Wm. Lindner, August Goeke, Geo. Mann, Herman Pudiva, John Aschenbrenner, Frank Thorne, William Koch, Richard Reichel, Frank Karst, Theodore Fricke, Henry E. Heineman, Lieut. Kipley, Off. Bonfield, Ernest Legner, Franz Hein, Dr. Bluthardt, George Hanke, Off. Palmer, Lieut. Quinn, Lieut. Shea, Geo. Schuler, Wm. Burgess, W. J. Vogler, Capt. Schaack, Off. Schuttler, Off. Lowenstein, Off. M. Whalen, Off. C. Rehm, Off. J. Stift, Off. Michael Hoffmann, Off. O'Donnell, Off. Tyrell, Off. Shannon, Off. Krueger, Mrs. Kate Klein, Louis Brandt, G. Lizius, R. S. T. Paton, Dr. J. B. Murphy, Dr. Lee, Peter Heine.

Filed, 1886.


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State of Illinois, COOK COUNTY. ss.

Of the May Term of the Criminal Court of Cook County, in said County and State, is the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six.

The Grand Jurors chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths present that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that they the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that they the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol they the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, then and there in their several and respective right hands had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said people of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that they the said August Spies, the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that a certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument, then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode, and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds. bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said person a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that a certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias Degan. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragment aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say the said person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan, in the manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one certain person a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, then and there is his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did discharge and shoot off to, against towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, then and there, in his right hand, had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there, by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, discharged and shot off as aforesaid then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one certain person, a farther description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said people of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said certain person a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said certain person a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Mathias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations, and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations, and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon then oaths aforesaid, do say that the said certain person, a further description of whom is to the said jurors unknown, the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault and that he the said August Spies, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said August Spies, then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said August Spies, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said August Spies discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said August Spies, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch. of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said August Spies the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook. In the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the Suite of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Michael Schwab, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid. In and upon the body of one Mathias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault and that he the said Michael Schwab, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said Michael Schwab then and there in his right hand had and held him, the sakl Matthlas J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Michael Schwab, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Michael Schwab discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Michael Schwab, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, confusion and laceration he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Michael Schwab in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, felociously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Samuel Fielden, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois, then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Samuel Fielden, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Samuel Fielden, then and there, in his right hand had and held, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Samuel Fielden, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there, by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Samuel Fielden discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Samuel Fielden, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches, and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Samuel Fielden, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Albert R. Parsons, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Degan J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Albert R. Parsons, with a certain pistol commonly ralled revolver then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said Albert R. Parsons then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, felonlously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Albert R. Parsons with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Albert R. Parsons discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Albert R. Parsons in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and lacertaion he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Albert R. Parsons, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Adolph Fischer, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assult, and that he the said Adolph Fischer with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said Adolph Fischer then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J Degan, then and there unlawfully, willfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Adolph Fischer with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Adolph Fischer discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Adolph Fischer, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch. of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Mathias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Sellger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Adolph Fischer the perpetrator of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engle the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illicols, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one George Engel, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assualt, and that he, the said George Engel, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said George Engel, then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said George Engel, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said George Engel discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said George Engel, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Sples one Michael Schwab ane Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adulph Fischer one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said George Engel the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Louis Lingg, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Louis Lingg, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Louis Lingg, then and there in his right hand had and held him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Louis Lingg with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Louis Lingg discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Louis Lingg in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and lacerntion he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Eagel one William Sellger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abct and assist the said Louis Lingg the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michacl Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one William Seliger, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that he the said William Seliger, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said William Seliger then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said William Seliger, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said William Seliger discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said William Seliger, in and upon the left thigh of him the said Matthias J. Degan one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said William Seliger the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Rudolph Schnaubelt, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Rudolph Schnaubelt with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Mathias J. Degan, and that the said Rudolph Schnaubelt with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Rudolph Schnaubelt discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths, aforesaid, do further present that one Oscar W. Neebe, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Oscar Neebe, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Oscar W. Neebe, then and there in his right hand had and held him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Oscar W. Neebe, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Oscar W. Neebe discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Oscar W. Neebe, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one Inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Rudolph Schnaubelt, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Oscar W. Neebe, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault and that he the said August Spies, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said August Spies, then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said August Spies, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said August Spies discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said August Spies, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one Michael Sehwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said August Spies, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Michael Schwab, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Michael Schwab, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said Michael Schwab then and there in his right hand had and held him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Michael Schwab, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Michael Schwab discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Michael Schwab, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present alding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Michael Schwab in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Samuel Fielden, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois, then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Samuel Fielden, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Samuel Fielden, then and there, in his right hand had and held, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Samuel Fielden, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there, by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Samuel Fielden discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Samuel Fielden, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches, and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Samuel Fielden, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Albert R. Parsons, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Albert R. Parsons, with a certain pistol commonly called revolver then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said Albert R. Parsons then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Albert R. Parsons with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Albert R. Parsons discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Albert R. Parsons in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Albert R. Parsons, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Adolph Fischer, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Adolph Fischer with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said Adolph Fischer then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Adolph Fischer with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Adolph Fischer discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Adolph Fischer, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Adolph Fischer the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one George Engel, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said George Engel, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said George Engel, then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said George Engel, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said George Engel discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said George Engel, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the cunty of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said George Engel the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Sples the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Louis Lingg, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Louis Lingg, with a certain pistol, commonly called revoiver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Louis Lingg, then and there in his right hand had and held him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Louis Lingg with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Louis Lingg discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Louis Lingg in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present alding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Louis Lingg the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one William Seliger, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, felontously and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that he the said William Seliger, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he the said William Seliger then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said William Sellger, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said William Seliger discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said William Seliger, in and upon the left thigh of him the said Matthias J. Degan one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said William Seliger, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Rudolph Schnaubelt, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Rudolph Schnaubelt with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Rudolph Schnaubelt. then and there in his right hand had and held him the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Mathias J. Degan, and that the said Rudolph Schnaubelt with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Rudolph Schnaubelt discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with the leaden bullet aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W, Neebe, him the said Matthias J. Degan in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Oscar W. Neebe, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Oscar W. Neebe, with a certain pistol, commonly called revolver, then and there charged with gunpowder and divers leaden bullets, which said pistol he, the said Oscar W. Neebe, then and there in his right hand had and held him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did discharge and shoot off to, against, towards and upon the said Matthias J. Degan, and that the said Oscar W. Neebe, with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, out of the pistol aforesaid, then and there by force of the gunpowder aforesaid, by the said Oscar W. Neebe discharged and shot off as aforesaid, then and there unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, penetrate and wound him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there with one of the leaden bullets aforesaid, so as aforesaid discharged and shot out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Oscar W. Neebe, in and upon the left thigh of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, one mortal wound, contusion and laceration, of the depth of four inches and of the breadth of one inch, of which said mortal wound, contusion and laceration he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wound, contusion and laceration died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Rudolph Schnaubelt, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Oscar W. Neebe in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said August Spies with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said August Spies in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Michael Schwab, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Michael Schwab, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist, the said Michael Schwab in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel, the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Samuel Fielden, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois, then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Samuel Fielden, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Albert R Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Samuel Fielden in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Albert R. Parsons, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Albert R. Parsons, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Albert R. Parsons in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Adolph Fischer, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Adolph Fischer, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, willfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Adolph Fischer in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute and against the peace and dignity of the same people of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one George Engel, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said George Engel with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said George Engel in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Louis Lingg, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Louis Lingg, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Louis Lingg in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one William Seliger, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois, then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said William Seliger, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said William Seliger in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Rudolph Schnaubelt, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Rudolph Schnaubelt with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Rudolph Schnaubelt in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Oscar W. Neebe, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Oscar W. Neebe, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, willfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Rudolph Schnaubelt, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Oscar W. Neebe in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute and against the peace and dignity of the same people of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the said State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said August Spies with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said August Spies in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Michael Schwab, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Michael Schwab, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Michael Schwab in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Samuel Fielden, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois, then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Samuel Fielden, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Samuel Fielden in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Albert R. Parsons, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that he the said Albert R. Parsons, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, felonlously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, In the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Albert R. Parsons in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and digniy of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Adolph Fischer, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Adolph Fischer, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Adolph Fischer in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one George Engel, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said George Engel, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said George Engel in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Louis Lingg late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Louis Lingg, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Louis Lingg in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one William Seliger, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said William Seliger, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said William Seliger in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Rudolph Schnaubelt, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty. six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that he the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular descrlption of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons, one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Rudolph Schnaubelt in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Oscar W. Neebe, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Oscar W. Neebe, with a certain deadly and destructive instrument then and there charged with divers dangerous and explosive substances, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did ignite and cast upon the ground near to the said Matthias J. Degan then and there causing the said instrument to explode and fragments thereof to strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the fragments aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Rudolph Schnaubelt, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Oscar W. Neebe in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said August Spies, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said August Spies in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Michael Schwab, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Michael Schwab, with certain means, instrument and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Michael Schwab in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Samuel Fielden, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Deagan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Samuel Fielden, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Samuel Fielden in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Albert R, Parsons, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Albert R. Parsons, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Albert R. Parsons in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Adolph Fischer, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Adolph Fischer, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Adolph Fischer in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one George Engel, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said George Engel with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said George Engel in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Louis Lingg, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Louis Lingg, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Louis Lingg in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one William Seliger, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said William Seliger, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with certain means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said William Seliger in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Rudolph Schnaubelt, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J.Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that he the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, willfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons, one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Oscar W.Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Rudolph Schnaubelt in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W.Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Oscar W. Neebe, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Oscar W. Neebe, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J.Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R.Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Rudolph Schnaubelt, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, did stand by and aid, abet and assist the said Oscar W.Neebe in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W.Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one August Spies, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said August Spies, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said August Spies in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Michael Schwab, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Michael Schwab, with certain means, instrument and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Michael Schwab in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Samuel Fielden, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Deagan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Samuel Fielden, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Samuel Fielden in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said Wiliam Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe, him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Albert R. Parsons, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Albert R. Parsons, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Albert R. Parsons in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Adolph Fischer, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Adolph Fischer, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Adolph Fischer in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one George Engel, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said George Engel with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one Louis Lingg one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said George Engel in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Louis Lingg, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said Louis Lingg, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one William Seliger one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Louis Lingg in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one William Seliger, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he, the said William Seliger, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing, did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one Rudolph Schnaubelt and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said William Seliger in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Rudolph Schnaubelt, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook, in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that he the said Rudolph Schnaubelt, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him, the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he the said Matthias J. Degan of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Oscar W. Neebe, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Rudolph Schnaubelt in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.

The Grand Jurors aforesaid, chosen, selected and sworn, in and for the county of Cook, in the State of Illinois, in the name and by the authority of the People of the State of Illinois, upon their oaths aforesaid, do further present that one Oscar W. Neebe, late of the county of Cook, on the fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, in said county of Cook in the State of Illinois aforesaid, in and upon the body of one Matthias J. Degan, in the peace of the said People of the State of Illinois then and there being, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that he the said Oscar W. Neebe, with certain means, instruments and weapons, a more particular description of which is to the said jurors unknown, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of his malice aforethought did strike, lacerate, penetrate and wound the body and limbs of the said Matthias J. Degan, then and there giving to him the said Matthias J. Degan, with the means, instruments and weapons aforesaid, in and upon divers parts of the head, left thigh, limbs and body of him, the said Matthias J. Degan, divers mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions, of which said mortal wounds, bruises, lacerations and contusions he, the said Matthias J. Degan, from the said fourth day of May, in the year aforesaid, until afterwards, to wit, on the same fourth day of May, in the same year, languished and languishing did live, on which said fourth day of May, in the same year, in the county and state aforesaid, he, the said Matthias J. Degan, of the said mortal wounds, contusions and lacerations died, and that one August Spies one Michael Schwab one Samuel Fielden one Albert R. Parsons one Adolph Fischer one George Engel one Louis Lingg one William Seliger and one Rudolph Schnaubelt, each late of the county of Cook, then and there feloniously, unlawfully, wilfully and of their malice aforethought, not being present aiding, abetting and assisting, had advised, encouraged, aided and abetted the said Oscar W. Neebe in the perpetration of the crime aforesaid, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say that the said August Spies the said Michael Schwab the said Samuel Fielden the said Albert R. Parsons the said Adolph Fischer the said George Engel the said Louis Lingg the said William Seliger the said Rudolph Schnaubelt and the said Oscar W. Neebe him, the said Matthias J. Degan, in manner and form aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously and of their malice aforethought, did kill and murder, contrary to the statute, and against the peace and dignity of the same People of the State of Illinois.


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(Endorsements) Term No. 1195, P.G.D. No. 18803, Criminal Court of Cook County. May Term, 1886. The People of the State of Illinois vs. August Spies et al. Indictment for murder--A True Bill. John N. Hills Foreman of the Grand Jury, Witnesses: G.P. English, John St. Maur, Whiting Allen, Watson H. Twitchell, William H. Freeman, John Bonfield, Paul C. Hull, F. M. S. Brazleton, Gustav Krudl, M.M. Thompson, Capt. Ward, Lieut. Steele, Off. Haas, Off. Duffy, Off. Clayton, Off. McKeough, Off. Jones, Off. Flynn, Off. McDonald Off. Marks, Off. Cosgrove, C.M. Hardy, A.M. Griffen, Fred Klein, Wm. Lindner, August Goeke, Geo. Mann, Herman Pudiva, John Aschenbrenner, Frank Thorne, William Koch, Richard Reichel, Frank Karst, Theodore Fricke, Henry E. Heineman, Lieut. Kipley, Off. Bonfield, Ernest Legner, Franz Hein, Dr. Bluthardt, George Hanke, Off. Palmer Lieut. Quinn, Lieut. Shea, Geo. Schuler, Wm. Burgess, W.J. Vogler, Capt.Schaack, Off. Schuttler, Off. Lowenstein, Off. M. Whalen, Off. C. Rehm, Off. J. Stift, Off. Michael Hoffmann, Off. O'Donnell, Off. Tyrrell Off. Shannon, Off. Krueger, Mrs. Kate Klein, Louis Brandt, C. Lizins, R.S.T. Paton. Dr. J.B. Murphy, Dr. Lee, Peter Heine, Filed June 4th, 1886. John Stephens, Clerk.


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And afterwards to wit: On the fifth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Adolph Fischer.
George Engel, Louis Linng and
Oscar W. Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by Salomon and Zeisler, W.P. Black and W.A. Foster their Counsel also come, and they having been furnished with copies of the Indictment in this cause and lists of the names of the witnesses and Jurors, and they being now here severally duly arraigned and forthwith demanded of and concerning the crime alleged against them in said Indictment how they will acquit themselves thereof for a plea in that behalf severally say, that they are Not Guilty in manner and form as charged therein and of this they put themselves upon the Country and the said People do the like.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants, August


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Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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