Dr O B Finney duel more info
LOCAL MATTBR& Duti -Mwh excitement prevailed h, oar etmm etmm unity on Satnrdar morning, f D consequence of •report that • duel had been fought near the city between Dr. 0 B. Finney, State Senator Trow the Aecoxaae District, and Roger A Pryor, Esq one of the editors of the Richmond Enquirer Ts« report turned out to be correct. Early Baturd*v morning, the parties, with their friends, repaired to a place in Henrico county, a mile or two west of Richmond, where Aey fought witli pistols at 10 paces. Dr. Finney was wounded at the first fire the ball entering his right side, above the hip, and' passing around to the back, whence it was subsequently subsequently extracted. Being thus disable!, he was in no condition to fire again, and the affair terminated. h r I, w ** conveyed bis lodgings at the Ballard House. He has suffered g-eat paia from his wonr>d. though it is hoped ft will not result fa"Hy fa"Hy It i» dne to both gwnti»»mea to say that they exhibited on the field much firmness and presence of mind. Me cannot epeak authoritatively of the causes which led to this unfortunate affair. Doubtless the fnetdsof both parties will in time enlighten the public mind with regard to its origin. The chal lenge, it said, proceeded from Dr. Finney, and the whole matter was planned and carried into execu cation within the short period of twelve or four teeu hours.