he might not shrink from his desperate
purpose. Jacob hesitated; turning to her
he anxiously inquired, " If it was neces¬
sary to proceed to business?" She replied.
" It is time that the old savage was out of
the world." Thus stimulated and urged
forward, he crossed the fields into an ad¬
joining grove, whil*cne of the white men
went forward in the road. Having over¬
taken Mr. Jennings, he detained hirn in
conversation till Jacob came from the
woods and joined them. The old man
asked him if he had been cutting wood
from his lot? Jacob replied that he had.
He then inquired if his gun was loaded?
Jacob said, No. His accomplice stepped
aside, when Jacob raised his gun, and,
taking aim at Mr. Jennings, fired at the
distance of ten feet. The shot struck upon
one side of the face, near the eye, and
glancing, cut off part of the ear. Either
from the effect of the wound, or from
agitation, the old man fell back to the
ground. In the opinion ol the surgeon,.
however, who examined the body, the