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The Daily Dispatch: September 23, 1862., [Electronic resource] 22 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 14 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 8 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 5 1 Browse Search
The picturesque pocket companion, and visitor's guide, through Mount Auburn 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1860., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for John Murray or search for John Murray in all documents.

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The accident in Newark. --The singular accident in Newark, N. J., on Saturday night, by which two persons lost their lives, has been noticed. One of the victims, John Murray, a young married man, while cleaning a gun from which he had taken the stock, put the muzzle in his mouth, and holding the barrel so that the nipple was near a burning candle, tried to see if he could agitate the flame by blowing through it, thus testing whether it contained a load. By the unsteadiness of his hands, it is supposed, the nipple came in contact with the flame and the barrel was discharged, blowing the poor fellow's head into a hundred fragments, and rebounding with tremendous force. struck his mother-in-law, who sat directly opposite him, and penetrated her right breast, just below the collar-bone, to the depth of six inches. The light was extinguished by the explosion, and the young wife, in hurrying across the room to her wounded mother, fell over the dead body of her husband, which was th