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Outrageous attempt to Murder.

--On last Friday night, whilst Mr. Charles Brice, who resides about three miles from the city on the line of the Fredericksburg railroad, was making a customary visit among his our buildings, he was struck in the forehead by parties who had concealed themselves behind a pig-pen, and knocked senseless. The cowardly ruffians then fired two loads of buckshot from a double-barreled shot-gun into his right side, making, from their close proximity, a frightful wound. The scoundrels fled in the direction of Camp Lee upon the approach of members of the family, who were attracted by the firing. Dr. Sinton was immediately called in, and extracted a few of the shot.

Mr. Brice was a relative, and resided with the family of Mr. Thomas Johnson, formerly a well-known bookseller of this city. He is upwards of seventy years old, and a most estimable citizen. We are glad to learn that his wounds, though painful, are not considered dangerous. The shock to his system is very great.

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