This is one of those times I wish my Grandpa was still around because he'd really enjoy this story. But he's probably up there swapping a few of these with his uncles and cousins.
I'm pleased as an attorney and a family member that the jury refused to convict. Congratulations, Mr. W. Lewis, Esq. And Uncle Samuel, he obviously had friends in the community.
The Vaughans weren't all bad.
I found the original article of the fight and death in the wonderfully named Monmouthshire Merlin of November 9, 1833: