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Description: Desperate Affray - Meadows and CrawfordDate: February 15 1844
Newspaper published in: New York, NY
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 5
DESPERATE AFFRAY--A private letter received yesterday by a gentleman in this city, from Springfield, Green county, Ala., and hearing date January 28th, gives the particulars of a desperate and fatal affray, which occurred in that town a few days previous. A quarrel arose at a horse race between two persons, named Meadows, und Thomas Crawford, concerning the race, during which the latter called the former a “liar," when Crawford drew a pistol, and shot his opponent through the lungs, killing him instantly. Meadows' brother hearing the report of the pistol, and learning who was the victim, rushed into the crowd, with a drawn bowie knife, hewing his way to the spot, and in his progress mortally wounding several of those in his way, and advancing upon Crawford, plunged it into his breast. Crawford fell dead on the spot, and the murderer escaped. At the last accounts he was still at large, [Mobile Herald, 2d inst.