Charge of Abusive Language

CHARGE OF ABUSIVE LANGUAGE - An old lady named Donnelly was charged before Squire Peters yesterday with using abusive and insulting language towards [illegible] Carroll, in the township of Biddulph. The complainant, Carroll, swore that Mrs. Donnelly called him a blackguard, thief and rogue, while the defendant's two sons swore positively that the term blackguard was only used. They also swore that Carroll pointed a revolver at Mrs. Donnelly, saying at the same time that he would just as soon shoot her as he would one of her sons. Judgement was reserved until to-day.

Source: Unknown, "Charge of Abusive Language," London Advertiser, October 22, 1878. Notes: Copy of article in J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario Archives, Reaney Papers, Box 28, (B1314), File 6.

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