Duel To The Death

August 26, 1870

The newspaper feigned passing interest in a duel, a "personal meeting" as it was described, that led to the death of Edward L. Hamlin.

Causes which led to this melancholy affair is not our province to speak. They were of a strictly private and personal nature and are known only to a circle of intimate friends of both parties …

We learn that Mr. Hamlin spoke after being shot, to the friends around him. To one he said, “Tell my father that I die as I have lived — a gentleman.” He expressed himself also ignorant of having committed an offense which should be expirated with his life.