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On the death of Jesse James...



Item # 597615

April 5, 1882

THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 5, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

Page 4 has a great editorial concerning the recent (killed 2 days prior) death of Jesse James which includes: "It is somewhat of a shock to the moral sense...to ear the frank statement of the Governor of Missouri that the deliberate murder of the outlaw James was the result of an understanding between the murderer and himself...The revelations of eternity alone will show the magnitude of the criminal career of the dead bandit & the direful effects of his accursed example...He would kill a man or a dozen men with as little ado as he would a reptile...He could not be taken alive...The account of the shooting is one of the most thrilling incidents in the history of crime...the killing of Jesse James is only an incident in the warfare so determinedly begun on the outlaws of the Southwest. Confederates of the slain chief of the James gang will, no doubt seek to avenge his death..." and more (see photos).
Eight pages, minor tears at margins, some archival mends at margins, some margin chipping to the back leaf, generally nice but somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully.

Category: The Old West

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