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Tragedy in Louisiana,

--A correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune, writing from the Parish of Piaquemines, La., January 6, says:

‘ A little after surprise yesterday morning two men, supposed to be British subjects, were shot by a fisherman named Clement, on the public road, in front of the Fanny plantation, twenty- seven miles below the city, left bank of the river. It would appear that the two Englishmen, who owned a small craft with which they, in the night time, carried on an illicit trade with the slaves on the coast, went very early on Sunday morning to Clement's house, lying on the bank of the Mississippi, below Jesuit's Band. They assaulted him on his premises, and after having beaten him in a most shocking manner, threw him into the water, and then ransacked his house from top to bottom, and left, carrying with them all the money they had found. Soon after the departure of his assailants Clement returned to his home, took his gun and went to their pursuit. Meeting them at the place as above stated, he shot one in the head, who fell dead on the spot, and the other in some part of the body, fatally, it is believed. Clement has given himself up to the authorities at Points-a-la-Hache.

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