Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Uriah WIRT Killed by Robber.Date: May 10 1762
Newspaper published in: New York, NY
Annapolis (in Maryland) April 22.
On Tuesday last week just after sunset, as Uriah WIRT, an elderly man of 65 years of age, and his son, were travelling from Virginia to Frederick-Town in Frederick County, about 6 miles from the town, they were attack'd by a man on horse-back, who demanded their money, and almost at the same instant, fired his pistol at the old man; the bullet went in at his shoulder, and into his breast, of which he died in about two hours; the murderer went6 by the name of CROSBY, made off, but is since taken, and confined in Frederick County Goal.