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The Daily Dispatch: August 8, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Murder. --Mary Susan Hill, a free negress, appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of feloniously killing James Hudson, a free negro, on the 28th of July.--The only evidence against the accused was that given by Ann Peppercorn, who swore that she heard the prisoner say, on Monday before the murder, that Jim Hudson liked her sister Harris better than he did her, and that he should not live till Sunday. B. H. Allen, one of the Coroner's jurors, stated that an examination of the body of the deceased revested a large gash or crush near the right temple, a deep puncture in the mole of the head, and a violent bruise at the bridge of the nose, which caused the protrusion of the eyes. The deceased was lying on a mattress, on the floor near his bed, when he was found, and had an old bed-tick wrapted around his head. He was seen sitting at his window the afternoon before. On his person was found a pocket book, containing $56 which the Coroner took charge of; and t