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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1865., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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A Shooting case. --Powhatan Drew, a negro man, who shot Joseph Dickson last Wednesday night at a negro ball, was tried yesterday in the Provost Court, before Colonel McEntee. Drew acknowledged that he shot Dickson, but did not intend to kill hDickson, but did not intend to kill him. Dickson testified as follows: On Wednesday night last I was at a ball at the house of Delia Wilson, a negro woman, on Sixteenth street. I attended, the door, and admitted Drew on his paying the fee of fifty cents: During the evening, severDickson testified as follows: On Wednesday night last I was at a ball at the house of Delia Wilson, a negro woman, on Sixteenth street. I attended, the door, and admitted Drew on his paying the fee of fifty cents: During the evening, several girls came to me and warned me to take care of myself, as Powhatan Drew intended to shoot me. I accordingly went down to the police office and obtained a guard, who returned with me. Soon after returning, I was standing in conversation with Deliaore "pop" at me. I never gave him any provocation to shoot me. Other witnesses testified directly to the fact that Dickson was shot by Drew. The affair seems to have originated in jealousy, a girl named Ella Brown being the cause. Colone