Norfolk Virginian, December 16, 1888

The Eastern Shore.

Moral -- Other violent crimeInfrastructure -- Public : Churches

Richmond Dispatch's Onancock Correspondent, 18.

Several nights ago as Mr. William C. Hall, a merchant at Accomac Courthouse, was closing his store at a late hour, he observed a strange negro hanging around and watching his movements. As Mr. Hall started off the negro attacked him and in the struggle that ensued Mr Hall got the negro down, but he broke free and ran away. On his way home Mr. Hall discovered that his assailant had hit him in several places about the face and neck, inflicting painful but not dangerous injuries. Mr. Hall had a considerable quantity of money on his person, and it is believed that the negro's object was to rob and kill him. The negro's name is unknown to the public, but it is thought that an officer is on his track.

The revival at the Baptist church here continues. Rev. Miles Read, of Southampton county, is assisting Rev. Mr. Hundley, the pastor.

Norfolk Virginian
December 16, 1888