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Progress of crime in Lynchburg.

The thieving and garroting in Lynchburg has become so open and flagrant that the citizens have determined to take the law into their own hands. Some watches, stolen from Mr. James Weight, were found Sunday night in a place known as the "Washington Restaurant," by Marylanders, two of whom, Brown and Pearce, were arrested — On Monday afternoon a large crowd of the citizens assembled for the purpose of taking Brown out of prison and hanging him. After much persuasion the people relinquished their purpose, and determined to hold a public meeting to devise measures for the suppression of the garroting and other robberies which of late have become so frequent there.

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