Pownal, VT Horse And Buggy Accident, Feb 1835
A shocking catastrophe occurred lately on the banks of the Hoosic River, in the town of Pownal, Vermont. A party of six persons, consisting of a gentleman and his wife and two children, a young lady about 18, sister of the married lady, and a young gentleman, a lawyer, from Enfield, Conn., while travelling in a two horse pleasure wagon, were precipitated from a precipice 50 feet high into the torrent below, and 3 of the number killed !!
The two ladies and child were killed instantly, and the little girl is not expected to recover. The gentlemen were seriously but not dangerously injured. The young lady was on her return from a boarding school in Connecticut, to her parents in Vermont.
Adams Sentinel Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1835-02-23