Grills, Charles T.: Petition, Pulaski County
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5 towards him, and he could not have been seen by the parties, until he came very close to them, that the woman was struggling with her hands and feet & screaming, that he passed around the point of the brush near the parties, when the negro discovered him and sprang up and ran through the woods, that he observed the womans face was bleeding as he passed her but did not notice her very particularly as he immediately pursued the negro, some two hundred yards until he discovered he could not catch him, when he returned to the spot where the occurrence had happened, that he then detailed the circumstances to some other persons who had come up; It was further further proved by William P. Bishop that he happened at the place in a few minutes after the occurrence, and that the earth in the side of the main road gave strong evidence of a violent struggle from the tracks in mud. It was proved by another witness James Whit the father of Elizabeth Whit that on that evening she reached home in a state of great exhaustion with her clothes torn and her face bruised and that she was unable to do anything for several days afterwards in consequence of the soreness of her limbs. It was proved by James C. Currin that he passed the place where the occurrence happened whilst the woman was still there that he had seen her for some distance before him in the road as he approached apparently in a state of great distress so much so, that he remarked to one of the company she must be a crazy woman, that when he came up to her he