All Over Mortgaged Cow

Source Type: article
Publisher: The Washington Post
Place of publication: United States, Washington D.C.
Date of publication: 1894-02-28
Transcript:

Sherman, Ala. Feb. 27- Yesterday Deputy Sheriff John Cowlett attempted to levy upon a mortgaged cow held by Melinda Douglass,  an old negress. The woman told her thirteen-year-old son, Tom, to shoot the officer if he attempted to take the cow. As the officer placed a rope on the animal the boy shot him dead. A later report says the boy resisted arrest when an officer came for him, attempting to use the gun again, when the second officer shot him, injuring him fatally.

Citation:

(1894, February 28th). All Over A Mortgaged Cow. The Washington Post.