ChrisV
Believe
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:35pm
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first definition of believe - 1.accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.

So I dont see what your problem is. Lets also not forget the witness from the hospital said he was from Montclair PA.
Wheres Sundance family from? Oh yeah....Montclair PA

  • Correction "summer 1901"Daniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 12:00pm
    Correction: "it's believed was in hospital last summer 1901 in Buffalo, NY." The operative clause is, "it's believed."
    • Believe — ChrisV, Wed Jun 12 1:35pm
      • dictionaries, beliefs, & eyewitnessesDaniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 2:31pm
        Chris, We've been down the dictionary road before. Believe has several meanings, and normally the first is the oldest, not the most common, nor even the one apt to the sentence at hand. We have to... more
        • SemanticsChrisV, Wed Jun 12 2:50pm
          Think what you want to think if it makes you feel better. It still doesn't change the fact the witness said Sundance was from Montclair PA. Saying "so what the agent heard or recalled he heard, was... more
          • fandangoingDaniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 3:32pm
            You are mixing up who said what, and you describe the Pinkerton agent as an "eyewitness." which he was not. What the agent scribbled is not a model in clarity, but here it is: "It's believed was in... more
            • A Rock and HardplaceChrisV, Wed Jun 12 3:46pm
              I get it dan. But your grasping at straws The sentence is pretty clear. ""It's believed was in hospital last summer 1901 Buffalo, NY pistol shot wound leg he said he got in the extreme west, and said ... more
              • Re: A Rock and HardplaceDaniel Buck, Wed Jun 12 4:31pm
                If the Pinkerton agent was talking with a Buffalo hospital staffer, which is possible, because we do not know who he was speaking with, why the "it's believed" qualifier? Was the staffer not certain... more
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