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The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Murder and Lynch law. --Col. Walt S Hert, of Alabama, and Mr. Boon, of Cherokee co, Texas, were murdered in Montgomery county, Texas, a few weeks since, by C. C. Hall, a young man aged 23 years. Hall had some negroes of Boon's in his possession, which he could acquire by killing him. The Houston Telegraph says: Under the pretext that a valuable negro boy of Boon's was very ill at his (Hall's) house, a fact afterwards ascertained to be false, Hall induced Boon to visit his house, some sixteen miles from Huntsville, in the direction of Montgomery. Although still quite unwell, Boon started, accompanied by Col. Hart, in his (B.'s) buggy. On their way down Hall shot Boon from behind, instantly killing him, and afterwards, at two shots, killing Col. Hart. He then removed the bodies for some distance to a ravine, where he buried them next day, both in one grave, where they were found and identified. The non-return of B. and H to Cherokee, and their apparent silence, first attr