John Hill

 
The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
February 12, 1857, Page 2
 
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HOMICIDE.

Mr. John Hill, overseer of the track on the second section of the Rome Rail Road, was killed last week by a negro, Joe, belonging to John Smith, of this place.

The circumstances, we are informed, were as follows: On Friday morning, a difficulty having arisen about some work, as Mr. Hill attempted to whip him, Joe struck Mr. Hill upon the head with a club, from the effects of which he died on Saturday night.  A post mortem examination showed that his skull was broken, and the verdict of the jury of Inquest was willful murder.  The negro is lodged in jail, and will probably be tried the present session of the court.

Rome Advertiser, 5th inst.

 

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