Crawford County News

June 1858

The Georgia Telegraph
Tuesday Morning, June 29 1858
Jail Burnt and Prisoner Suffocated  We Learn from a letter to the Columbus Times, that on the night of the 23d instant, the jail of Crawford county was discovered to be on fire, and before relief could be given, the only occupant, a negro was suffocated. It is supposed that the prisoner fired the building in hopes of escaping in the noise and confusion. He had but recently been arrested and several passes were on his person, one which authorises the conductor on the Central Rail Road to pass him to Savannah: another is dated June 22 1858, and signed, "J. C. Wilburn." (From the Journal & Messenger of last Wednesday.)

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