To the Public.
The object of this placard is to inform the Public that Gen.
Leigh Read has declined giving to me an apology for the in-
sult offered me at St. Marks, on the 5th inst. That he has also
refused to me that satisfaction, which as an honorable man, (re-
fusing to apologize,) he was bound to give. I therefore pro-
nounce him a Coward and a Scoundrel.
Tallahassee, Oct. 26, 1839.
State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, BR0213
Notice to the public published by William Tradwell that General Leigh Read had declined to give him satisfaction after insulting him, either by apologizing or dueling. Accordingly, Tradewell pronounced Read a scoundrel and a coward.