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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