Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
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Written at Lexington, Virginia. Topics include the
murder of Virginia Military Cadet Thomas Blackburn by
Charles Christian, a local law student.
"You see how nice a sense of honor the southerners have. In law here if one man calls another a liar and he beats him almost to death for it the law does nothing with him for it is considered sufficient provocation."