Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Nott Was Shot And Shott Was Not

A duel was fought in Texas lately, by Alexander Shott and John S. Nott. Nott was shot and Shott was not. In this case it was better to be Shott than Nott. There was a rumor that Nott was not shot, but Shott swears he shot Nott, which proves either that the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or that Nott is shot notwithstanding.

-- Rootsweb Review, January 2001, submitted by Horst Reschke, who writes "I found [this] item in the April 1867 issue of 'Printers' Circular'"

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