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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1856, Sunday, October 30, 1831.

Attempt to Murder.

Wm. Parrott, a bailiff's follower, who was charged a few days since at Guildhall, with attempting to murder his wife, was fully committed for trial. The prisoner's wife had been living apart from him for five weeks, when on the 5th of October he obtained an interview with her. He asked her to come back with him, and on her refusing drew a razor from his pocket and cut his wife dreadfully in the throat. He would have, perhaps, repeated his blows, had not assistance been rendered, the prisoner now deeply regrets his rashness.