The character of J. M. Pinckney, the justice of the peace who held inquest over the remains of the Lynch family in Waller county, is vindicated from alleged published slanders by a communication to the News signed by the six jurors and indorsed by twenty-three other citizens.  The paper asserts that justice Pinckney is above reproach and his official conduct has always given satisfaction.  The slanderous reports complained of were not published in the News.

"Character of J. M. Pinckney.", The Galveston Daily News, Wednesday, October 16, 1878, p. 1, col. 1.