The North Carolina outlaws—Lowrey and his gang—the authorities defied—pursuit by the soldiers.

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“The North Carolina outlaws—Lowrey and his gang—the authorities defied—pursuit by the soldiers.” New York Times October 11, 1871, page 11.

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This article is reprinted from the Washington Chronicle. It contains misspellings of several names. It gives a brief overview of main events of the Lowry Band era up to this date. Allen Lowrey is “said to be a full-blooded Indian, residing in the little village of Scuffletown” and “Lowrey’s wife was a bright mulatto woman, by whom he had eight sons.” The writer also states that “Lowrey, it is said, wears a belt with several knives and pistols, carries a double-barrel gun on each side, and a carbine that shoots sixteen balls, in his hand.” The article describes Lowry’s reaction when authorities arrested and imprisioned Lowry’s wife and children: “Failing to effect the release of his family, Lowry sent a message to Lumberton, stating that he would give the Sheriff till ten o’clock the following day to release them, and if this was not done he would drench the county in blood. The order was obeyed by the authorities, and the women and children returned to Scuffletown.” The writer adds, “Lowrey says all he asks is to be let alone—he knows he will be shot or hung if caught—and he will harm no one that does not harm him or his associates.”

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