clock the number of Virginians thus held was over sixty persons.
The first firing after daybreak was by a person named Turner, who fired at the guards as they were ordering two citizens to halt.
Mr. Boerley, a grocer, fired the second shot.
A bug on, Captain Avis and his company took possession of the houses around the Armory buildings.
As they were doing so, Captain Turner, who had opened the fire in the morning, was shot dead while in the act of raising his rifle.
He was killed by a senn, who had lived on Washington's estate, was shot for the same virtue at the same hour.
Shortly after the death of Captain Turner, a stray shot killed Mr. Beckman, the Mayor of the town, who foolishly came within range of the rifles, as the Libera them.
Curses were freely uttered against them, and kicks and blows inflicted upon them.
The huge mulatto that shot Mr. Turner was lying in the gutter in front of the Arsenal, with a terrible wound in his neck, and though dead and gory, vengeance
said Commonwealth, to wit: Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, Fontaine Beckham, together with Luke Quid respectively of the said Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, Fontaine Beckham, Luke Quinn, and Haywaroerly in and upon the left side; the said George W. Turner in and upon the left shoulder; the said Fortal wounds they the said Thomas Beerly, George W. Turner, Fontaine Beckham, Luke Quinn, and Haywarn and there, them the said Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, Fontaine Beckham, Luke Quinn, and Haywarupon the bodies of certain Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, and Fontaine Beckham, in the peace of thnst the bodies of the said Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, and Fontaine Beckham, and that the said oerly in and upon the left side; the said George W. Turner in and upon the left shoulder and breast,breast, giving to the said Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, and Fontaine Beckham, then and there, win and there them, the said Thomas Boerly, George W. Turner, and Fontaine Beckham, in the manner afor[5 more...]
spears in their hands, but showed no disposition to use them; that he saw Phil making port-holes by the Captain's order, but that the other negroes did nothing, and had dropped their weapons some of them being asleep nearly all the time; that John Brown's rifle was always cocked, and that he believed, although he would not swear, that it was the old man himself who shot the marine.
Alexander Kelly described the manner of Thomas Boerley's death.
He was armed with a gun when killed.
George W. Turner, also, was killed as he was levelling his rifle.
Albert Grist described his arrest, by a man armed with a spear, on Sunday night, and his detention in the Armory until he was dismissed by Captain Brown, after delivering a message to the conductor of the train.
Brown, he said, declared that his object was to free the slaves.
I told him there were not many there.
He replied: The good Book says we are all free and equal.
At the afternoon session of Friday, three additional witnes