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The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], Particulars of the fight at Petersburg, Saturday. (search)
twelve years old, whose family reside in Bordentown, New Jersey, was recently put out to service on a farm not far from that city with a gentleman by the name of Woodward. On two occasions the boy had gone home to his mother without permission, and Mr. Woodward had taken him back. On last Friday, he asked to go home again, and cMr. Woodward had taken him back. On last Friday, he asked to go home again, and consent being refused, he told his employer that "if he didn't let him go home he would hang himself." No attention was paid to his threat, but soon after, on going to the barn, Mr. Woodward found the boy hanging to one of the beams by the neck, and dead. odward had taken him back. On last Friday, he asked to go home again, and consent being refused, he told his employer that "if he didn't let him go home he would hang himself." No attention was paid to his threat, but soon after, on going to the barn, Mr. Woodward found the boy hanging to one of the beams by the neck, and dead.