previous next

Attempt to Assassinate.

--On Thursday evening last, as Mr. Wm. Rhett was returning in a buggy from his farm, not far from Charleston, he was fired upon by a person concealed on the opposite side of the road, near theSix mile House. A portion of the charge, which was large-sized duck shot, entered his back, left arm and left leg, wounding him in a serious and painful manner. Although he heard the discharge of the piece and felt a shock, he was not immediately conscious of being shot. A man of large size and dark complexion was observed to run off by a person riding a little distance behind. Circumstances point strongly to a laborer employed on a neighboring farm, who had recently been brought before a magistrate for trespasses by Mr. Rhett, as the perpetrator of the crime, and he has been arrested and lodged in jail.--Charleston Mercury.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
William Rhett (2)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: