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Coroner Green, of Woodbury, assisted by Prosecutor of the Pleas of Gloucester county, Belmont Perry, yesterday held at Paulsboro the inquest on the death of Henry Day, who was drowned off the sloop Ella on the 19th instant. Several witnesses were examined, who testified that the crew of the sloop, while in Chester, had been drinking freely. Samuel Cox and Joseph Featherstone, fishermen, were in the vicinity of the sloop when Day was drowned and testified to seeing a fight on board. A man in a white hat (William Campbell), was scuttling with Day. They saw him strike Day, who fell overboard. The captain lowered a boat, which capsized and before the witnesses could render assistance he sank out of sight. The jury retired and, after a short deliberation, rendered the following verdict, "That Henry F. Day was drowned off the sloop Ella, lying in the Delaware river in the Jersey channel, near "Elijah's" dock, opposite the shore of and in Logan township, Gloucester County, May 19, caused by being knocked overboard by a short man wearing a
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The Day Inquest

Coroner Green, of Woodbury, assisted by Prosecutor of the Pleas of Gloucester county, Belmont Perry, yesterday held at Paulsboro the inquest on the death of Henry Day, who was drowned off the sloop Ella on the 19th instant.