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 - Be Ended as It Begany a Marriage Nearly Two...
Be Ended as It Begany a Marriage Nearly Two Hundred tires Lost in tne Long Fight A Conciliatory Letter THE Dispatch to the Cxaosicuk Nkw Yoex March 2L The Ttmei Wheeling W Va correspondent sends the following r Ihe famous Hatfield - Mo Coy feud which has made of Wayne county this State and Pike county Ky bloody ground tor thirty yeari has tome to a happy and romantic end In the course of the vendetta - Is said that 200 lives have been sacrificed but the feud only became an open war within four or five years when cold - blooded murder followed assassination so closely as tq horrify the country This new activity dated from thamur der of McCoy whohad married his cousin by a Hatfield who had been betrothed to ner as it cegan so win u eno in wedding It has been arranged that Aaron ITatneld a nephew of Dovil Anse the long head of the gang shall marry the fait daughter of the house of McCoy in May when a big barbecue will be held in a grove in Wagner Jo In Wayne county near the Big Sandy and both factions promise to have on hand all their relatives who can possibly be gathered This Weeks Hayru County Newt printed near the scene of tbe war contains the following And It is only necessary to say that Cap Hatfield who took Devil Anse a place when he was - sent to prison speaks to his following with all the authority ot a feudal despot 1 ask space In your Valuable paper for these few lines A general amnesty has been declared in the famous Hatfield McCoy feud and I wish to say something of the old and new I do not wish to keep the old feud alive and I suppose that everybody like myself is tired of the names Hatfield and McCoy and the words border warfare in time of peace The war spirit In me has abated and I sincerely rejoice at the prospects of peace L have devoted my life to arms and - we have undergone ft fearful loss of noble lives and valuable property In the - struggle How I propose to rest in tne spirit of peace Yours respectfully Cxr - HiTTrr Locus COUSTT WVa February 241891 HE

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 22 Mar 1891, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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