Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dangerous Way to Celebrate

Submitted by Richard Palmer

Cayuga Republican, Auburn, N.Y., Wed., Nov. 2, 1825


At Weedsport, on the morning of the 29th ult. Mr. David
Remington, and Mr. Henry Whitman. They were killed by the accidental
discharge of a 24-pounder while they were acting as gunners at the
canal celebration, at that place. Remington was literally blown to
atoms. Whitman survived about 4 hours. They were in the prime of life
and have both left young families to deplore their untimely exit.

"In the midst of life we are in death."

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