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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1860., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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A White man murdered by his slave. The Jackson (West Tennessee) Whig states that Mr. J. Harrison Trice, who resided near Mafflin, Henderson county, was murdered on Saturday last by his own negro man. Mr. Trice was about to chastise the boy, when he was overcome by him, and thrown to the ground, and his throat cut from ear to ear. A jury of twelve slaveholders was impaneled on Monday, and after a patient hearing of the evidence, and upon his own admission of the crime, condemned the negro fflin, Henderson county, was murdered on Saturday last by his own negro man. Mr. Trice was about to chastise the boy, when he was overcome by him, and thrown to the ground, and his throat cut from ear to ear. A jury of twelve slaveholders was impaneled on Monday, and after a patient hearing of the evidence, and upon his own admission of the crime, condemned the negro to be hung at 2 o'clock P. M., upon the ground where the murder was committed. The sentence of the jury was promptly executed.