As he was leaving Jefferson City he was thinking thoughts of goodbye.

‘Farewell!! Rugged hills, over which I have so often carried my heavy chain; up and down which I have dragged my weary limbs along, and whose blooming herbage and refreshing groves have so long mocked by seclusion; farewell.

He was George Thompson, free after almost five years in the jail of Palmyra and the penitentiary of Jefferson City.