- Thu, Feb 19, 2009
Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Hawley - A couple of days ago a couple of young men, claiming to be grandsons of Dr. James King, came along here and passed the night with one of our families. Unfortunately they had fallen among thieves at Greenfield and were robbed of their valises and their money. They had a check which they sought to get cashed, but failing in this, endeavored to borrow money to pay their expenses to Montreal.
But they found nobody who had any to lend for such an object. They rode off in the stage with Cleveland to Shelburne Falls, where they slipped away, leaving their fare unpaid. It is thought that the King blood in them is greatly diluted, and not a little vitiated at that.
Subjects: Crime, Criminals, Economics, Family, Greenfield (MA), Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Transportation, Hawley (MA), Canada