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Wm H Butler 1854
IIorriNe IMurder.'Ga Wednesday evening last, ar-out ar-out ar-out 8 o'clock, Mr. Wm. If. Butler, residing two miles from Uursville, in this county, was called out of bed by David Thomas, a free negro; some ccn ersation took place at the door between them, after which they proceeded together to the road gate, a short distance from the bouse, and having 'passed through the gate into the public road, Thomas Thomas dealt Mr. Butler a blow on the head with a . ...... ... ... v. ; .. v. ci i ...i v. : .. . ; v. t ... ais-a, ais-a, ais-a, y ,t,o.v., s iuvu sv-.si, sv-.si, sv-.si, Mi... iimujiuro im L.tu around, and which produced death in about three hours. Mrs. Butler, w ho was standing in the door, heard the blow and the struggles of her husband, and immediately ran for some of the neighbors Thomas in the meantime making oft Two ghastly wounds were inflicted by the blow, (supposed to have been done with the lock ofc the gun,) one just below the left eye, near the nose, which extended extended through into the nostril, the other ahout one and a half inches above the left eye, where the skull was horribly crushed, and the membrane of the brain slightly lacerated. Thomas was arrested arrested the next day at tha house of Mr. William Breeding, and confesses to the striking Mr. Butler, but sxys lie eiid not mean to strike so' hard. He is in iil. The deceased leaves a wife and live children. children.