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The Western Register and Terre-Haute Advertiser, Vol 1, No 35, (Vigo County, Indiana) 14 Apr 1824
REGISTER OFFICE, TERRE-HAUTE, APRIL 14, 1824
On Thursday of last week in the Knox Circuit Court in this place, came on the trial of William Cox, a black man for a rape, committed on a young woman of respectable connections in this county by the name of Smith. The evidence was strong and conclusive and fixed the guilt of the prisoner beyond the possibility of a doubt. The jury were absent but a few moments, when they returned with their verdict. The prisoner is sentenced o be hung on Friday, the 9th of April. Counsel for the State John Law Eqr. Pres. atty. Counsel for the prisoner, Charles Dewey and Saml. Judah Esquires. W Sun
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