New York Herald, “Disturbance at a Breckinridge Barbecue in Kentucky,” October 14, 1860

Source citation
“Disturbance at a Breckinridge Barbecue in Kentucky,” New York Herald, October 14, 1860, p. 4: 5.
Newspaper: Publication
New York Herald
Newspaper: Headline
Disturbance at a Breckinridge Barbecue in Kentucky
Newspaper: Page(s)
4
Newspaper: Column
5
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Newspaper
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Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

Disturbance at a Breckinridge Barbecue in Kentucky.

A YOUNG WOMAN SHOT – ATTEMPT TO LYNCH THE SHOOTER.

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 1860.

At the Breckinridge barbecue, near Winchester, Clark county, Ky., yesterday, a young man, son of Dr. West, of Bath county, being prevented by a gentleman named Scott from rushing to the dinner table reserved for ladies, drew a pistol and fired at the latter. West missed his aim, but, unfortunately, the shot took effect in the face of Miss Emma Hickman, inflicting a serious wound. The conduct of West so enraged the crowd present that they seized him and made three attempts to hang him to a tree, when the sheriff of the county prevailed upon the mob to deliver the would-be murderer over to the law. West was subsequently taken to Winchester county and lodged in jail to await his trial.

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