Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Murder of Silas Merchant ---Acquitted

Cincinnati Enquirer
May 1, 1866
Covington News
Acquitted - Ephraim Weaver, who shot and liked Silas Merchant, formerly a member of the 55th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, at Burlington, Boone County, KY on the 2nd day of April last, the particulars of which were published at the time, underwent his trail in the Circuit Court at Burlington, on Monday last, resulting in an acquittal. John L. Scott, Commonwealth Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District and Colonel J.J. Landrum of Gallatin County, conducted the prosecution. John W. Stevenson, (Pryor and Chambers of Covington) and M. Hamilton of Burlington, conducted the Defense.



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