One morning in July, 1854, a planter named Williamson, living six miles from Selma, Alabama, was sitting with his wife and a child on the veranda of his dwelling.
Williamson some horses, which were to have been sent for that day, but for some reason not now remembered it would be inconvenient to deliver them until the morrow.
Wren's strange account of the matter, given under oath in the course of legal proceedings relating to the Williamson estate, here follows:
Williamson, with her child in her arms and followed by several servants, came running down the walk in great excitement, crying:
Williamson had lost her reason and the servants were, of course, not competent to testify.
Williamson is a white-bearded man, and he lives alone with a small staff of servants at the Hall.
Williamson, the ex-clergyman, bowed to us with mock politeness, and the bully, Woodley, advanced with a shout of brutal and exultant laughter.
Williamson and Carruthers found themselves carrying the wounded Woodley into the house, and I gave my arm to the frightened girl.
In the first place, three of you came from South Africa on this game--you Williamson, you Carruthers, and Woodley.
It strikes me, Williamson, there isn't very much that we can tell this gentleman," cried Carruthers, with a bitter laugh.
But perhaps if I put Sarah Williamson
, Methodist preacher, Leeds, o' th' outside, it might get to her; for most like she'd be wi' Sarah Williamson
No, but I really was--at least so mamma said--and Brown and Williamson