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The end of John D. Lee... Mountain Meadows Massacre recounted...
Item # 656782
March 24, 1877
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, March 24, 1877
* John D. Lee execution
* Mountain Meadows Massacre
Over a full column on page 2 is headed: "The Execution At Mountain Meadow" with fine coverage of the execution of John D. Lee--perpetrator of the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Much reporting on Lee's comments before his execution including: "...My conscience is clear before God and man, and I am ready to meet my Redeemer...I have no fear of death...I am a true believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ I do not believe in everything that is now practiced and taught by Brigham Young..." with more. Then: "...Immediately after a handkerchief was placed over Lee's eyes. He raised his hands & placed them on the top of his head...gave the word fire, an...the bullets penetrating his body in the region of his heart. Lee fell square back upon the coffin, dead. Death was instantaneous...".
Eight pages, very nice condition.
Category: The Old West