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The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Mayor's Court. --Robert Brannan and Daniel W. Lee, charged with breaking into Robert England's house, assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth England, and stabbing John Burn
rraigned for examination yesterday.
Hon. John S. Caskie appeared as counsel for Lee. The testimony went to show that the accused were on a spree, and went to Englan was attacked by Brannan, and while they were struggling together on the ground, Lee was seen to make a sweep at Burns, who afterwards ascertained that he had receiv n the back, under the right shoulder.
Officer Perrin afterwards met Brannan and Lee, both of whom were intoxicated, and heard Lee say that he had stabbed three men;Lee say that he had stabbed three men; that he had stabbed Bob England to the heart, and would have done more if he had not lost his knife.
A knife was ubsequently found on England's premises, lying in a pool of blood.
Several respectable persons gave Lee an excellent character; they had never known him to be engaged in any difficulty previous to this occurrence.
The Daily Dispatch: February 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], From
Called Court. --A Court of Magistrates will be held at the Hustings Court-room to-day, for the examination of Robert Brannon and Daniel W. Lee, charged with assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth England, and stabbing John Burns.