“A new expedition: proposition to capture the Lowery Gang of Outlaws–singular enterprise of a fourth ward character.” New York Times 18 March 1872: P. 5 col. 3.
George Abbot says he is “in correspondence with some of the most prominent citizens of North Carolina” and is gathering a small force to capture the Lowry Gang. He is interested in the reward being offered. He was in Robeson County earlier under the name Jack Allen, as a travelling salesman. He “had shooting matches on several occasions with Lowery’s outlaws,” often talked to Lowery, and even loaned him $10.00. Abbot had run-ins with the Ku Klux Klan and wants to avenge the incidents.