Wednesday, July 1, 2015

November, 1882: David Lee

Today we learn about a lynching in Louisiana through the pages of The Somerset Herald (Somerset, Pennsylvania) dated December 6, 1882:

Lynched for Stealing Hogs.

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 30.—A letter from Start's Landing, Catahoula parish, says David Lee, a white man, was lynched there some days ago in front of his house, for hog stealing. About twenty white persons have been arrested on account of the lynching affair, and two brothers, Charles and James Smith, arrested on suspicion of having had a hand in it, are threatened, and may be lynched by the citizens.

Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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