Drowned in the river.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
A CORONER’S INQUEST
Was held yesterday, by JOHN C. WOOD, Esq., Coroner, over the body of a free colored boy named THOMAS ALLEN, who was drowned on Thursday, whilst bathing in the river. The verdict of the jury was “accidental drowning.”
The Tri-Weekly Commercial (Wilmington), 5 August 1848.