Ant occurrence transpired at Athens on Monday. Captain James Byrnes was
stabbed four times, twice in the arm, and twice in the side by A.R.
Livingston. The wounds are said to be very severe, and fears are
entertained of their proving mortal. The affair underwent an examination
before Sylvester Nichols, Esq., by whom Livingston was let to bail." The
"West Tennessean," Aug. 4, 1837, says-- "A duel was fought at Calhoun,
Tenn., between G.W. Carter and J.C. Sherley. They used yaugers at the
distance of 20 yards. The former was slightly wounded, and the latter
quite dangerously." June 23d, 1838, Benjamin Shipley, of Hamilton co.,
Tennessee, shot Archibald McCallie. (_Nashville Banner_, July 16, 1838.)
June 23d, 1838, Levi Stunston, of Weakly co., Tennessee, killed William
Price, of said county, in an affray. (_Nashville Banner, July 6, 1838_.)
October 8, 1838, in an affray at Wolf's Ferry, Tennessee, Martin Farley,
Senior, was killed by John and Solomon Step. (_Georgia Telegraph, Nov 6,
1838._.) Feb. 14, 1838, John Manie was killed by William Doss at
Decatur, Tennessee. (_Memphis Gazette, May 15, 1838_.) "From the
Nashville Whig." "_Fatal Affray in Columbia, Tenn_.--A fatal street
encounter occurred at that place, on the 3d inst., between Richard H.
Hays, attorney at law, and Wm. Polk, brother to the Hon. Jas. K. Polk.
The parties met, armed with pistols, and exchanged shots simultaneously.
A buck-shot pierced the brain of Hays, and he died early the next
morning. The quarrel grew out of a sportive remark of Hays', at dinner,