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Boston News-Letter
Boston News-Letter
Contributed by Gigimo

Description: George Jacob POE Killed By His Dutch Servant Man.

Date: September 2 1762

Newspaper published in: Boston, MA

On the 20th of last month, about eight miles from Frederick-Town, in Frederick County, Mr. George Jacob POE, was shot at his own house, by a Dutch Servant man of his with 2 bullets and 5 swan shot, thro' the body just below his navel, of which he instantly died, and has left a widow and several children to lament him. The villain who shot him, is confin'd in irons in Frederick County goal, where his wife likewise confin'd, as she has confess'd she had often heard him say he intended to kill his Master, but never mentioned it to prevent the melancholly catastrophe. Just before he committed the murder, he took the gun and run after his wife, as if going to shoot her, but on Mr. POE's speaking to him, he turn'd about and shot him as above. He appears to be a harden'd most abandon'd wretch, and only says that he was drunk at the time.

Submitted: 10/29/09

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