Tuesday, September 1, 2015

December, 1895: Andrew Brown

Today we learn about a Mississippi lynching through the pages of The Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) dated January 1, 1896:

A CATTLE THIEF LYNCHED

Andrew Brown, an Ex-Convict, Hanged Where He Stole Three Fat Cattle.

JACKSON, Miss., December 31.—News has reached here of the lynching of Andrew Brown, a negro ex-convict and notorious cattle thief in Simpson county.

Brown attempted to sell three fat cattle at Westville and was arrested. A constable started with him to a Justice of the Peace near where the theft was committed. On the way he was taken from the officers by a mob, swung to a tree and riddled with bullets.


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

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