Sunday, December 22, 2013

Attempted Suicide

E. P. Christy, for many years the head of a negro minstrel troupe in New York, and a man of considerable wealth, attempted to commit suicide in that city, on the 9th inst., by jumping from the second story window of his residence.  He has suffered from depression of spirits, induced by the belief that the rebels were coming to New York, and that his property would be worthless.  He was badly hurt but still survives.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, May 19, 1862, p. 2

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