Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Late Domestic Tragedy in Washington,” March 2, 1859

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    “The Late Domestic Tragedy in Washington,” Newark (OH) Advocate, March 2, 1859, p. 3: 2.
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    Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    From the Cincinnati Enquirer.

    The Late Domestic Tragedy in Washington.

    Philip Barton Key, the victim of the late terrible domestic tragedy in Washington, was the brother of the wife of the Hon. George H. Pendleton, of this city, and the son of the immortal author of the Star-spangled Banner. He was, we believe, a married man. His age was about thirty-eight. Mrs. Sickles, whose alleged unfortunate frailty has been the cause of this distressing affair, is possessed of great personal beauty. She is youthful – not being over twenty-one or twenty-two years old – and has been married about two years. She has been a reigning belle in Washington for the last winter.

    Mr. Sickles, the member of Congress who killed Mr. Key, represents New York City. He has been re-elected to the next Congress. He was formerly Secretary of Legation in London when President Buchanan was Minister to England, and had been a member of the State Senate in New York. He is a man of much more than ordinary abilities.

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