Edenton Gazette Sept. 1, 1808 September 1, 1808 Newbern, Aug. 25 -- We have had the satisfaction to learn, that exertions of Greene County to discover the murderers of the Post-Boy WILLIAM WISK, have been successful. Two negroes who had excaped from the jail of this town some months since, one called BILL SMITH, apprehended as a runaway, whose owner was not known, the other called SAME JARMAN, lately owned by MR. JOHN COLBY, were known to be lurking in Greene County and were strongly suspected -- their place of retreat was discovered and a party placed near it; late in the evening of the 17th inst., they came forth, both armed. They were fired on, BILL fell, SAM ran a short distance and was brought down after snapping his musket at one of the party. BILL appeared to be so mortally wounded that the party left him to secure SAM. We regret to say that while engaged in this, BILL moved undiscovered to Contentinea Creek, which was within a few yards distance and disappeared. From every circumstant, it is believed he drowned in the Creek, as no discovery could be made of him after the most diligent search. SAM was secured; part of the money of which the mail was robbed was found on him, and in their hut, the fragments of the Postbills taken from the mail. The exertions of the citizens of Greene in searching for and apprehending the daring Villians are entitled to the thanks of the Community.
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