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others escaped, and fled to the woods. An examination was made before the Justice of the Peace; but they proved an alibi, and were discharged. The circumstances relative to the affair, are very discreditable to the community. There was not a person scarcely in the neighborhood, where this occurred, but was aware of it, and knew the parties that were guilty of the shooting: but there was not the first attempt, on the part of the Civil Authorities, to bring them to justice; although they remained there until the arrival of the soldiers in the neighborhood. I would respectfully recommend that two of the citizens there - Wm Hansell and James Planke - be arrested, as it is very evident that they, knowing of the intended murder, and were instrumental in aiding their escape. At present, life and property are very unsafe, and, until an example is made of someone, will continue, to the detriment of the whole community

Another case of supposed murder was reported, but upon examination,
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