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Here I will include quotes from newspaper articles regarding the Patoni Family.  Most of these articles pertain to the assassination of General Jose Maria Patoni and the trial of General Benigno Canto.  For the researcher, I will give the name of the newspaper and the date the new story was originally printed.  Note:  The mispellings of names and places in the articles quoted below are as they appear in the original newpaper stories.

January 8, 1859, New York Times, page 1:
"Three Days From California"
"Col. Titus, of Kansas and Nicaragua memory, had gone from Tucson to Patoni's Silver Mine."

April 16, 1864- Janesville Daily Gazette, Volume 8, Number 41, Janesvill, Wisconsin, Page 1:
"From Washington."
"Washington, April 15. - Tribune Special. - Some official news has been received from Satillet, the present seat of the national Government of the Mexican Republic, dated March 22d.
Vidaurris' treason is confirmed.  Vidaurris had 2,500 men in Monterey.  General Deblado is marching with his forces from Satillet to give him battle, and General Patoni is on his way from Durango, at the head of a brigade with the same object.
The inhabitants of Duvo, Sion and Conhulia had acknowledged President Juarez' authority, and were raising large forces to subdue Vidaurris' rebellion.  When that is accomplished the Mexican government will have about 10,000 men ready to march upon San Lois Patosi and capture the city.  Gen. Sago had 8,000 men perfectly organized, under his command, and the French thought the force of such importance that General Basine was going to attack him in person.  The French have been driven from the states of Chiapas and Luco, as well as from the Isthmus of Teuhauntepec."

September 17, 1868, New York Times, page 8:
"The Murder of Patoni"
"The following account is given as the most correct regarding the infamous and inhuman assassination of General Patoni, who was only lately released from his prison in Monterey, where he had been the fellow-sufferer of Ortega.
Mr. Patoni had arrived the night previous at 9 o'clock, and had stopped at the meson or inn of Santa Ana, at a short distance from the centre of the city.  At about 1 o'clock A.M., the Secretary of Gen. Benigno Canto, Chief of the First Brigade of the Fourth Division, asked the Political Chief of the District, in the name of said General, where Patoni had stopped, and how many outlets the house had. At about 3 o'clock, two officers of the said brigade, accompanied by some soldiers, went to the inn, and finding Mr. Patoni sleeping in a cot in his carriage, they awoke him up and took him between a file of soldiers to the other side of the town, where he was shot, receiving four or five balls in the head and breast, where he immediately expired.
At 6 o'clock A.M. the criminal judge was informed of the event, and he commenced an examination of the affair, and at 8 o'clock the Political Chief made a verbal statement of the facts to the Governor, who ordered the judge to institute a thorough investigation.
There are reasons to believe that the authors of this crime are the officers of the First Brigade, and the opinion is pretty general in Durango that they acted by order of Gen. Canto.  The Governor, therefore addressed a communication to him, asking him what he knew about the event, and the answer of the  General was that he had no antecedents whatever of the event, offering at the same time to assist and expedite the action of the Court.
The impression produced by this event has been very great in Durango, on account of the very sad thought that an armed force would have violated , in such an atrocious  manner, the social guarantee of a fellow-citizen, who set at liberty by the Government, was tranquily sleeping in the belief that he was protected by the laws and the authorities.
The foregoing is an abstract from the communication which the Governor of Durango transmitted to the Government.   This functionary energetically condemns the crime, and requests the Supreme Government  of the Republic  to send all aid of its power to the State authorities in the investigation  of the crime and chatisement of the perpetraitors, be they who they may.
The Government has answered the Governor of Durango, approving  the measures dictated in consequence of the above-mentioned crime, charging him to stimulate the Judge to proceed with greatest activity in the examination of the case, in order that the guilty be speedily punished, and odering him to inform the Government by every mail of the state of the case.  At the same time it has ordered the that Gen. Canto deliver the command of his brigade to Gen. Antonio Neri, he, Canto, remaining under arrest in his habitation until the facts of the case are brought to light; and as Gen. Neri is at present in Guadalajara, the Government has ordered that if Neri be not in Durango when the order arrives, Gen. Canto shall deliver the brigade to the next ranking officer.  Finally, the Government has odered the arrest of the secretary of Gen. Canto until the responsibility he may have had in the above mentioned crime, is investigated.
This event has profoundly affected the whole population, and has caused a most poignant grief in the President and all the members of the cabinet.

November 7, 1868 - New York Times - Page 1:
"The United States steamer Penobscott has arrived at Key West.  The following news has been recieved from Mexico.  Gen Canto has arrived at City of Mexico.  A Grand Jury has found a true bill against him as particeps criminis in the assassination of Gen. Patoni."

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