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Brutal Murder in North Carolina.

--The citizens of Swift Creek, Craven county, N. C., were startled on Sunday last by the announcement that John Chapman, a highly respectable citizen of the county, had been murdered by a band of runaway negroes, headed by a black villain calling himself Ben Soon, the property of Mr. William Grimes, of Pitt county. Ben Soon is supposed to be the negro that shot and killed Mr. Chapman.--This band of runaway negroes, with Ben at their head, is the terror of that region of country.

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