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ere the head of Mr. Williams was; (the hoe was obtained in the spot mentioned) It was Mr. Dotson's gun that I shot him with Mr. Williams was shot about six o'clock in the morning about thirty steps from the bridge.--After I left Mr. Williams I went to a camp of Messrs. Bradly and Giles' negroes, eight in number, near Mr. Shaw's plantation, but soon left them and went to McAlpin's, where I stayed until the 16th of this month, when I was arrested by Constable Jones and others, and was shot by Mr. Mitchell. "I have committed various robberies in the county. I robbed Mr. Schneider, on the Augusta road; Mr. J. W. Wilson, on the canal; Mr. Dotson, on Cherokee Hill, of gunpowder and shot; John H. Crawford's smoke-house, and from many others who I do not know." The above confession was read to Toney, and he read it himself, and signed it under oath He was a very sensible negro, and could both read and write, and has been, in his own words, the most desperate boy in Chatham county.
e circumstances attending the shooting in question: "The examination of the soldier G. W. Bowman was not postponed in 'consequence of the absence of a material witness,' nor 'was he sent to jail to await the result of the wound inflicted on Wilson,' which statements plainly contradict themselves, as either was sufficient without the other to remand him.--Neither were both parties drunk at the time the affair happened — Wilson alone being intoxicated. "The Mayor, after hearing the evidWilson alone being intoxicated. "The Mayor, after hearing the evidence, concluded he had not jurisdiction in the case, which opinion was confirmed by a consultation with the Secretary of War. He therefore turned Bowman over to his Captain to be kept under guard until a court martial could be convened to examine into the matter. "Bowman was one of a guard detailed by the Captain to arrest and bring to the camp W. D. Wilson, (the man who was shot,) and several others who had absented themselves without permission. When first seen, Wilson was endeavoring t