Monday, July 6, 2015
January, 1883: O. F. Ferral and Evan Griffith
The New York Tribune (New York, N. Y.) January 25, 1883 edition brings us the following lynching:
LYNCHED BY MEN THEY SWINDLED.
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 24.—Information was received here to-day to the effect that a few nights ago a body of disguised men forcibly took from the jail of Russell County, this State, O. F. Ferral and Evan Griffith, who were locked up on a charge of having obtained under false pretences cattle worth $18,000. It is generally believed that they were lynched by persons who had been swindled.
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