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Negro killed. --On Monday evening last, a negro fellow named James Page, was so dreadfully beaten by Randall Bennett, George Duke and William Melton, white men, that he died of his injuries soon after. Page was a free negro, and lived in Henrico county, a few miles east of the city. The affair will undergo legal investigation.
Yesterday. --The crowd upon our columns this morning — the Governor's Message, Legislative Report, and other matters of great public interest — warns us to be as brief as the circumstances will allow, in chronicling the strictly local events of yesterday. We have some matters on hand, which we designed publishing, among them a notice of the Rev. Mr. Bennett's excellent discourse delivered on Friday last; but they will lose hope of their interest by postponement for a day. The weather yesterday was as dreary as the prospects of the country. A cold shower commenced filling at mid-day, just as the representatives of the State congregated at the Capitol; and the streets, which an hour or two previous were literally swarming with humanity, became almost deserted, save by collectors and colored individuals. The latter class hang about the agency offices in such crowds that no little skill is required to pilot one's way through without danger of an upset in the gutte
The Daily Dispatch: January 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], Extraordinary Fortitude, Resulting in death. (search)
County Court. --The County Court of Henrico met yesterday. A good deal of civil business was transacted, and some of a warlike character, as will be seen from the proceedings in another place. The case of Randall Bennett and Wm. Melton, charged with the murder of James Page, a free negro, was continued until Wednesday. John F. Huffman qualified as Deputy Sheriff.
County Court --Randall Bennett and Wm Melton were examined before this Court yesterday, for the murder of James Page a free negro, and remanded for final trial before the Circuit Court. Bail was applied for and refused. The prisoners were defended by M. Johnson and A. R. Courtney Esqs. Patrick H. Huffman qualified yesterday as Deputy Sheriff of the county.