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Colonial Cases


CATAWBA JOURNAL (Charlotte, N.C.), 11 April 1826

From the Woodville Republican.

Horrible Murder. - On the morning of the second instant, about three miles from Woodville, was committed a most atrocious murder by one of the negro men of William Cason of this county, in most barbarously taking the life of his mistress.  [Long account]


Rome Courier, 6 February 1855  

FATAL AFFRAY. -  Two respectable citizens of the village of Benela, Calhoun county, Miss., had an affray on the 0th December, in which one was instantly killed.  Their names were W. B. Woodward and J., B. Simington, the former of which, was stabbed to the heart.  The latter was bound over in the sum of $1,500.


WINONA DAILY REPUBLICAN, MN., Saturday 19 June 1869 (1)

The Murder of Colonel Crane.

We gather the following particulars of the murder of Col. Joseph G. Crane, Military Mayor of Jackson, Miss., from the papers of that city. [Includes inquest.]

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School