Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thriller Thursday: Claibourn Sims

Alexandria Gazette
September 7, 1836

During the month of April last, a white man named Claibourn Sims disappeared from Prince William County in Va., and three negroes belonging to captain Henry Fairfax were arrested on suspicion of having murdered him.  They were accordingly tried about three weeks ago, and unanimously acquitted by the court, the suspicion having been ascertained to be entirely groundless.  Sims, we are informed, is believed to have left the country with the intention that his departure should not be known.

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA)
September 7, 1836

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