From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/17/1861, p. 2, c. 4
– Yesterday afternoon a negro
named George, slave of J. H. Greanor, got into a difficulty with a woman named
Phebe, the property of Dr. Wellford, in the bottom near the Central depot, and
made a violent assault upon her with an axe. He was at once seized and placed in
custody of the police. The woman’s injuries are severe, but probably not fatal.
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