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The Affray in Princess Anne County, Va., in which Wm. Grimstead killed James W. Land, has been mentioned. The quarrel commenced about politics. The Norfolk Herald says:

‘ The assault was made by Land, with a knife, on Grimstead, whom he severely cut, which was met by the latter with a bayonet, which he thrust into the body of Land, after which they were separated, and it was not known by any of the parties present that either was hurt until they were carried off from the place where the affair happened.--Land, after walking a short distance, said to one of his friends, ‘"I am a dead man,"’ and immediately fell. As soon as possible, medical aid was called, but it proved of little avail, for he died in a very short time. The cut on Grimstead was but slight. We learn that an investigation of the affair was held shortly after, and, out of fifty or more witnesses, not one could testify clearly as to how the wounds on either party were inflicted.--Both of the gentlemen engaged in the unfortunate affair are highly respected, and very much beloved in the county, and the sad result is a source of much pain to the relatives and friends of the parties.

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