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The Trial of Robert Swan, Charged with the Murder of William O. Sprigg, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, July Term, 1853 (Classic Reprint)
     

The Trial of Robert Swan, Charged with the Murder of William O. Sprigg, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, July Term, 1853 (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Swan
 

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Excerpt from The Trial of Robert Swan, Charged With the Murder of William O. Sprigg, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, July Term, 1853

It is proper here to say, that when Swan entered that door, it was with the expectation of having a contest with an armed man, without the slightest reason to consider his own chances of escape better than Sprigg's. Behind

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Excerpt from The Trial of Robert Swan, Charged With the Murder of William O. Sprigg, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, July Term, 1853

It is proper here to say, that when Swan entered that door, it was with the expectation of having a contest with an armed man, without the slightest reason to consider his own chances of escape better than Sprigg's. Behind that stove, which Sprigg might have reached in a single step from the chair he occupied, with a revolver in his hand, Sprigg could have fired shot after shot with fatal precision. All it required was nerve and cool ness; while his own person would have been securely protected by the interposition of an iron bulwark nearly as high as his head. Again, by throwing up his chair as a protection to his head and vital parts, and then running into the other, he could have realized the desire so often expressed by him of cutting Swan's heart out. Providence designed it to be otherwise, and Sprigg by taking to flight threw away all chance of escape.

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ISBN-13:
9781334296215
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Publication date:
11/28/2016
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

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