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The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], The "Assassination" of Col. Flisworth, (search)
nerous man had no such intention. With all the haste possible, Bates, after getting the team and sleigh to the door, managed to drag thee wounded youth could endure no other than the slowest motion. Bates, therefore, found it necessary for him to restrain his team to the half mile from the smoking village, when on ascending an eminence, Bates was started by a fierce war-whoop in the rear, and to his horror dion, were soon in hailing distance, and in broken English threatened Bates with the most cruel tortures if he did not stop, but he refused to y. Soon coming up with the sleigh, the savages, began to chase Bates round and round it, but from some oversight paid no attention to his helpless brother. At last Bates snatched the gun from the sleigh and ran off to one side of the road, to draw the Indians, if possible, awhe ruse partially succeeded; but as a fierce looking Indian pursued Bates more closely than was consistent with his safety, he turned suddenl