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Source:  Daily National Intelligencer (Washington (DC), District of Columbus)  Vol: XXXIV  Issue: 10535  Page: 3
Dated: Nov. 28, 1846

DEATH OF AN OLD MINISTER - Rev. Thornton Fleming, one of the first Methodist Ministers who preached the Gospal west of the Alleghany Mountains, died at the residence of  his son-in-law, Rev. David Sharp, in Elizabeth, Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, on Saturday last.  There was only one older Methodist preacher in the United States, Rev. Ezekiel Cooper, of the Philadelphia Conference.  Mr. Fleming was a man greatly esteemed, and died full of years, and with the honor that cometh from God - the joyful hope of a blissful immortality - Pittsburg Gazette

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FATAL ACCIDENT - On Tuesday evening last, as the mail car for Washington was passing up Pratt street, near Sharp, Baltimore, the attention of the driver was arrested by a scream from a lady on the pavement, and on looking for the cause found that the cars had passed over a man upon the track.  The evening being very dark, the driver had not seen any person on the track, and it is supposed that he was crossing the road when he must have been struck by the horses and thus brought under the wheels of the car.  The unfortunate an was of a very advanced age, probably not less than 80 years; his name was KNIGHT.  He resided with his son in Hill street.

ANOTHER - An Accident of a fatal nature also occurred on the same day on the Baltimore and Susquehanna railroad, whereby Mr. BARNEY HAUGHREY, a conductor on the way freight train, lost his life.  The precise cause of the accident is not known.  when the train left the Washington factory, Mr. Haughrey gave the engineer directions to stop at Woodbury.  The engineer accordingly stopped, but the conductor was then nowhere to be found.  Supposing that he had fallen off, the train was immediately reversed and he was found in the road about two miles back opposite Kelso's lane; the cars having passed over the back part of his neck and head, almost completely scalping him, and drawing the tendons of his left arm into a complete bunch.  He was taken up and placed on the cars, which came into the city immediately; but he died jst as he reached the Bolton depot.  He made several attempts to speak, but the only words which his attendants could understand were, "God have mercy on my soul."  It is supposed that he was passing round the train and missed his footing and thus fell under the wheels.

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COLD BLOODED AND ATROCIOUS MURDER - We learn from the Clarksville (Tenn) Jeffersonian that Mr. J. M. Jackson, a Methodist preacher, and a tanner by trade, was murdered in cold blood last Friday week in Clarksville, by a fiend in human shape, by the name of Moon, a citizen of Missouri.  It seems that Jackson owed Moon money, which he expected to pay in a short time.  Moon, unobserved and without exhibiting any passion, drew a pistol, presented it to Jackson's left breast, and shot im, a ball and two buckshot passing through his lungs.  He died immediately.  Moon was arrested, and the only reason he assigned for the foul deed was that  he was disappointed in getting his money!



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