"Wild Man" account, 1851

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"Wild Man" account, 1851 - fjr' 'J "fc.-The &imnhi.' Ea- coverrd ,n...
fjr' 'J "fc.-The &imnhi.' Ea- coverrd ,n Arkansas! It appear, hat durin--March last Mr. flamijton.of Greene clun y, Ark,-wh.lehuni.nw.th an acquaintance J observed t Z T.tle 8ta'e arP"ent 4rm, evident I f pursued by sbme dreaded enemyTjllllung for Wffi'fc discovered., the an.Lals tied by them, that they were followed by an aBi- Ty Hi l"J Unmr keMe ,ikCT4 ? h'manl-ly. He was f gigantic stature, thefbody bein covered wttb ha.r, and on th. head wU long ork, that foa-ly en veloped iis neck and shower. Th" "wild man,": after looking ,t themf deliberately for a short ume turned and ran awai with great speed, leaping from twelve to fourteen feet ; " time. Hisfbotprinas measured thirteen ipches This singular creature, the Enqu4r tayg, has long been known, tfadkional!y, in St. , Francis, Greene,! and Poinsett counties, Ark, sportsmen and hunters having described him seventeen years since. A iilanter indauf i but withheld hi. information lest I : - aw uiiii vyry rrcenuyk but withheld hi. information lest he should not be M'- Ila.ailton and his friend placed the existence of the animal bt yond cavil. . . . ; j ,.y - . j . ; .. , 5 t . A. S1. deaI of inre i felt in thie matter, bj the inhabitants of that region, anil various conjee, lures have been ventured in renrd m him. Th. de appear, io be that he was a su.rvfyorofitheeartho,ik.rt1M,.rwhi Tbw heTpi. fhTh. vWerDe" JT hat disaster, h is probable . So well autbeniiaZi C , T" -".

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  1. Weekly Arkansas Gazette,
  2. 30 May 1851, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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