In the Southeastern part of Lincoln county, on the 2d ultimo, a free mulatto named Thos. Taylor, committed suicide by shooting himself in the throat with a pistol. It took place at the house of Mr. Wm. Hunt. T. was a distiller by trade, and had the fever and ague some three or four weeks, for the cure of which he used spirits, without regard to the time of the fever, This, it is thought, deranged him, and during one of those deranged spells, he committed the act in Mr. Hunt’s yard, and in presence of one of Mr. Hunt’s sons. — Charlotte Democrat.
Iredell Express, Statesville, 3 February 1860.