Hesekiah Willibor, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, has been tried at Newport for an attempt to commit murder, found guilty, and sentenced to pay $50, and be imprisoned 3 months. Willibor had paid his addresses to a young woman, but having been discarded, he had been heard to utter threats of revenge, and soon after this a gun was discharged into the chamber in which she slept, and the ball struck within two feet of her head. The evidence against him was altogether circumstantial.
Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser
April 30, 1829