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went to the woods where his brother was at work and both started for home again armed with guns. In the mean time Wm Evans and his brother Richard both having their guns returned to the cabin apparently to execute their threats and finding no one there but the married daughter of Billingsly went on down the road 'till they met the black boys Patrick and Henry coming home when a loud dispute with much cursing lasting a half hour at the end of which time Wm Evans put a fresh cake, which he procured from his brother Richd, on his gun and deliberately drew to his shoulder and shot the boy Patrick through the head - dead. Movements seem to have been made so rapidly at this stage of the proceedings that the witnesses disagree as to who moved next 'twas all in a moment tho' that Richard Evans struck at the remaining black boy - Henry - and he, Henry, aimed his gun which was cocked, at the murderer of his brother, but did not discharge it. He then dropped the gun on the ground and ran away as fast as his legs would carry him; leaving William Evans Richard Evans and his dead brother on the ground. My report of complaints for the month of November tells how Williams Evans was indicted by the Grand
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