- Public Ledger, 29 Jun 1854: On the 26th inst., DAVID HOLLAND, in the 55th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, Kingsessing, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, without further notice.
- Monongahela Valley Republican, 21 Jul 1854: Last week, Mayor Conrad of Philadelphia had before him the first case, under the new act of the Assembly, punishing the vendors of intoxicating drinks, for selling to an intoxicated man. A short time since, the Coroner held an inquest upon the body of a man named David Holland, residing in Kinsington township, who died, according to the verdict of the jury, from the effects of a wound in his ankle, received while getting into his carriage. One of the witnesses testified that he saw Holland drink at Simkins' Sumit House, on the Darby Road, four times, after which he went home with him in his carriage. It required two or three to place him in the vehicle. After proceeding a short distance, a man named Dickinson got into the back part of the carriage, and entered into conversation with Holland, but in a few minutes the deceased fell asleep, and remained in that condition until the arrival of the carriage at Holland's house. Here it was discovered, having been too dark to see in the carriage, that Holland was dead. His shoe was full of blood, and the marks of it could be seen next morning all the way from the tavern to his home. Mr. Simpkins, of the Summit House, was held in $2,000 bail to answer at Court the charge of selling liquor to a man intoxicated--the penalty for which is fine and imprisonment.