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The Daily Dispatch: April 26, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Knocked on the head. --An officer of police yesterday discovered an individual named Francis Franklin lying in an open boat below the hip Lock, in the Dock, with an extensive excavation in his forehead, above the left eye. He was insensible, and covered with gore. It was not known by what means accumulated the injury. A permit was obtained, and the unfortunate man was carried to the Poor-House in a wagon,
Inquest. --The Coroner, attended by High Constable Freeman, held an inquest at 5 o'clock on Saturday evening at the city Poor House, over the remains of Francis Franklin, who was found a few days ago lying in a boat below the ship locks, with an awful gash in his head. It has not been ascertained who gave him the lick which produced death. The verdict of the jury was in accordance with the facts.