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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tuesday, April 24th, 1860

Still in Sumpter. In my case the witnesses all testified and arguments closed about 9 o'clock P.M. when the court proceeded to charge the jury and who retired to consider their verdict about 10 o'clock P.M. To day Madison Hall Bracken, a young man whom I had raised and educated, departed this life, in the 19 year of his age. at home still at work in the cotton. weather clear but cool.