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Alexander 'Little Alec' Stephens stabbed in Atlanta
September 3, 1848 Judge Francis Cone called Alexander Stephens a traitor. Following an arguement, Cone stabbed Stephens six times.
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  Alexander 'Little Alec' Stephens stabbed in Atlanta


Future vice president off the Confederacy Alexander Stephens was campaigning for re-election to the U. S. House of Representatives when he met Judge Francis Cone outside the Thompson Hotel in downtown Atlanta. A previous feud over the Clayton Compromise, which Stephens supported, had Cone calling Stephens a traitor. Following a heated discussion, which may have included Stephens trying to hit Cone with his walking stick, Cone assaulted Stephens, stabbing him six times, including once in his chest.




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