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Alexandria, June 15 -- Shocking Murder
A man by the name of Gollyhorn was murdered in Dumtries , Va. On Tuesday last, by a person named Burgess. The circumstances as far as can be collected were as follows: The parties were engaged in pitching quoits, when a quarrel ensued, during which, Gollyhorn kicked Burgess in the face; after which Burgess procured a butcher’s knife, and returned to the place where he had left Gollyhorn, and found him asleep on the step of a house, and upon his waking plunged the knife into his body. The deceased walked about twenty steps and dropped dead. Pursuit was immediately made after Burgess, who was apprehended and conducted to Brent’s Ville to await his trial in November.
Republican Compiler ( Gettysburg , Pa ) June 23 1824
Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Piper



Alexandria, May 29 -- The trial of Hope (Hove?) for the murder of Simpson took place at Fairfax Courthouse in Virginia during the past week. On Friday the Jury retired and after being in the room about thirty minutes returned with a verdict of guilty. On the following day Judge Dade pronounced the awful sentence of the law on the criminal and appointed the 30th of June for his execution. – Gazette.
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pa) June 7, 1826
Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Piper

Alexandria, July 1. -- William F. Hove (Hope?), the murderer of Simpson was hanged about half past 2 o’clock yesterday at Fairfax Court House in the State of Virginia. We learn that he made no address to the concourse assembled on the occasion.
Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pa) July 12, 1826
Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Piper

Alexandria, May 8.
On Saturday last, the awful sentence of death was pronounced by chief justice Cranch, upon Jonathan Devaughn, the murderer of Tobias Martin.  The execution is ordered to take place in the county of Alexandria on Wednesday the 27th day of next month.
(Source: Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania May 16, 1827. Submitted by Nancy Piper)



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