from a citizen of Washington county, Mississippi:
On the 18th July, Mr. Preston Pickett, an influential planter of Egg Point, while riding along the levee near pon used was a double-barreled shot gun. Fifteen shot entered the clothes of Mr. Pickett, but four taking effect in his body.
The murderer, supposing Mr. Pickett kiMr. Pickett killed, stepped from his ambush, but seeing him standing with pistol in hand, made his escape through a cornfield.
Mr. P. returned to the hotel, which was about three loss of blood consequent upon his injuries.
A physician was called in, Mr. Pickett's wounds were skillfully dressed, and he was rapidly convalescing, when, on in, finding he was not mortally wounded, entered the room in the hotel where Mr. Pickett was lying, attended by his body servant, chased the boy out, and placing the muzzle of a double barreled shot gun so close to Mr. Pickett as to burn the bed clothes on its discharge, fired both barrels into the body of the wounded and prostr