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The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors. Cole Younger#Ancestors 69
Cole Younger#Ancestors 69
They had scarcely established themselves, however, before another company of Jackson county citizens, chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off. Cole Younger#Another 58
Cole Younger#Another 58
I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful. Cole Younger#Capture 43
Cole Younger#Capture 43
I occupy much of my time in theological studies for which I have a natural inclination. Cole Younger#Inclination 36
Cole Younger#Inclination 36
Jim and I are still receiving surgical attention, and will be the remainder of our lives. Cole Younger#Attention 35
Cole Younger#Attention 35
I have been wounded altogether twenty times; eleven of these wounds were received at Northfield. Cole Younger#Altogether 34
Cole Younger#Altogether 34
The world may believe as it pleases. Cole Younger#Believe 29
Cole Younger#Believe 29
Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence, but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county collected to drive them off, after several stubborn fights. Cole Younger#Brigham 26
Cole Younger#Brigham 26
I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true-hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause. Cole Younger#Cause 26
Cole Younger#Cause 26
I am aware that my name has been connected with all the bank robberies in the country; but positively I had nothing to do with any one of them. I look upon my life since the war as a blank, and will never say anything to make it appear otherwise. Cole Younger#Anything 12
Cole Younger#Anything 12
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