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The News and Observer, Saturday, November 19, 1892; Issue 122; col. D

Charlotte, Nov. 18-Last Tuesday Deputy Sheriff Livingston, of Richmond County, attempted to arrest a Negro named Duncan McPhatter 
for disturbing the peace on Election day. As Livingston was reading the warrant McPhatter shot him dead and fled. Last night 
McPhatter was captured. He was put on the Carolina Central train for Rockingham, where it was intended to jail him. At Laurel 
Hill Station a mob invaded the train, carried the murderer out and hanged him. McPhatter admitted the crime, but said he was 
incited to it by the Third party leaders.

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