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Wednesday, June 6, 2012


About 1623, Richard Denham of Lancaster County challenged a member of the county court to a duel. The man received corporal punishment for the offense, was struck six blows on the shoulder with a whip. Source: Lancaster County Records, Vol. 1652-56, p. 64.