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The death of Jesse James...

Item # 549151

April 4, 1882

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, dated April 4, 1882

* Outlaw Jesse James murdered (1st report)
* Ford brothers - Charles & Robert

Page two contains a significant report of the shooting of noted outlaw Jesse James by two former James Gang members, Charles and Robert Ford.

The report is headed:

* Jesse James Killed

and reads in part:

* ...from St. Joseph says: 'Charles and Robert Ford, who at one time belonged to the James gang...have been in St. Joseph for a week for the purpose of arresting Jesse James...they shot him down...and then surrendered to the authorities & were lodged in jail. There is tremendous excitement over the affair...

with more (see photos).

A first report, complete in four pages, and in very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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