September 21, 1864 issue of the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
   Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges January 31, 2003

We learn that a terrible railroad collison occurred on the North Carolina Railroad, near Morrisville,
about twelve miles west of this city on Wednesday morning last. The mail train for this city was nearly
an hour behind time, and was dashing in to Morrisville, when it came in contact with a freight train
going out. One of the locomotives was nearly entirely destroyed, and the other much injured. No one was 
seriously hurt except David Bethune, Esq., one of the members elect from Robeson County. Both legs, it 
is said, were broken, and he was otherwise injured, it is feared fatally.--Mr. Bethune was removed to the
Wayside Hospital in this city [Raleigh]

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