Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Attempt to Poison.Date: February 28 1860
Newspaper published in: Montgomery, AL.
An attempt was made last Saturday morning by some of the servants of Mr. Frank NEVITT, who resides near this place, to poison his family. It seems that the poison was put in the coffee at breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. NEVITT and Mr. NORWOOD, the overseer, were the only members of the family who drank coffee, and soon after breakfast they were all afflicted with a peculiar blindness, dizziness and weakness of limbs, which convince them of the effort that had been made to take their lives. A physician was soon called in,and they were relieved from the effects of the poisonous drug. We understand that they have been unable to learn which servant did the fiendish act. it is to be hoped that it will be found out and the proper punishment visited upon the perpetrator of such a deed.