About dusk, Thursday evening, as uncle Overton, a well known colored peddler, over seventy years old, was leaving town by one of the back streets, he was attacked and robbed by a negro boy named Isaac TROTTER.  The old man was thrown down violently  and choked until he gave up his money – some twenty dollars.  Officer McALEXANDER arrested TROTTER a few hours afterwards, who having procured a marriage license with part of the stolen money, was to have been married to a dusky damsel in one hour from the time of his arrest.  He will be turned over to Judge BLACK.

Whig and tribune. (Jackson, Tenn.), 02 Sept. 1871. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033435/1871-09-02/ed-1/seq-3/>