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The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Daring attempt to Poison. (search)
Daring attempt to Poison. --A negro lad, slave of Sanford Taylor, has been committed to jail at Fairfax Court- House, Va., charged with attempting to kill the family of James Robey, by mixing pounded glass with their food, of which Mr. Robey, being an old gentleman, without teeth, eat largely before discovering the glass. His condition is dangerous.
The Daily Dispatch: March 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Affairs at the
Sentence commuted. --Tapley, the slave of Sanford Taylor, of Fairfax county, Va., convicted for attempting to kill Mr. Jas. Roby and family, by mixing ground glass in their food, and sentenced to be sold and transported beyond the limits of the United States, was, on Tuesday last, removed to Richmond by a special messenger dispatched for him by the Governor. His sentence has been commuted to labor on the public works of the State for life.