From the Washington County Post, November 7, 1850:
“Brutal Murder at Buskirk’s Bridge
Most of our readers will have heard of the bloody affair at Buskirk’s Bridge before our paper of today reaches them. We have given up a large portion of our columns to the examination of Edward Baldwin, who is now in our Salem Jail awaiting further examination on Saturday. The general impression seems to charge him with the guilty deed, and some of the circumstances seem to look that way, but he will soon have an opportunity of explaining away all these in court and till then the public mind should give him a fair hearing. Patrick McCarthy was represented by all who knew him as a harmless, inoffensive man of industrious habits”.
More to come.