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Jail Break at Spring Place, 1876

From The Cherokee Herald
North Carolina
January 5, 1876

Murray County, Ga.,—Quite a sensation was produced in our little valley a few days ago by the appearance of four men who had broken out of Spring Place Jail. There was one African in the number who had been detained for trial for killing a brother African. One of the white men had been put in jail for stealing a shirt, while the other two were in for stealing horses. They were closely pursued to the valley where they were overtaken. But not feeling any desire to return to prison they fled to the mountains. Several shots were fired after them, but without effect.

One of the horse thieves has since been captured, and we have been informed that the negro, also was captured at Sweetwater, Tenn.

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