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William Swett

State of Indiana, Porter County:

On the Inquisition taken for the people of the State of Indiana, at John Berrier's, in said community and state, on the 18th day of May, A. D. 1853, before L. N. Skinner, Coroner, in said county, upon view of the body of William Swett, then and there being dead, upon the oaths of twelve good and lawful men of said county, who being duly sworn to inquire upon the part of the people of said state into the circumstances attending the death of said William Swett, and by whom the same was produced, and in what manner and when the said William Swett came to his death:

We the jury do find and say the same within named person came to his death by being stabbed by Charles Chase. We find Charles Chase guilty of murder in the second degree, and hold him as the cause of the death of the within named person, whose body has been laid before us.

(Signed) - Samuel Griffith, Truman Stoddard, Edward Hall, William Morrison, Merriman Price, H. W. Riley, Joseph Anderson, George Biggart, Samuel Biggart, Robert Anderson, William Dean, Henry M. Rose.

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: May 23, 1853
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 22
Page: 2
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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