I wish to state for the benefit of the public that I belong to no ring, and that I will
let anybody have the jail that wishes to run it that has more moeny than I have. I cannot
afford to board prisoners when the county refuses to pay for them. I will also state that
I am no county bank, and furthermore would like Supervisor O'Dea of anybody else to show
me where I have defrauded the county one farthing, or ever tried to.
Daily Argus (Albany, New York), February 7, 1876.