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Murder in North Carolina.

--The Raleigh Register learns by a private letter from Wilkesboro', that on the 1st instant a number of men in Wilkes county attempted to press a free negro by the name of Fletcher into the army as a servant. The negro fled, was pursued a caught. He then drew a pistol and shot his capturer, a Mr. Carrender, through, killing him instantly. He was then carried to Wilkesboro' and lodged in jail. On the following Thursday, the 3rd, an excited crowd gathered at the jail and took the negro out and hung him until he was dead.

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