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1817 Missouri Lawyer Murder....

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November 07, 1817

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., Nov. 7, 1817.
* Thomas Hart Benton
* Missouri Lawyers
* Murder
* 1817 Original News

On pg. 2 under Missouri is a report from St. Louis, stating in part: Charles Lucas, Esq. a lawyer, was honoroubly murdered in that place, by Col. Benton, another lawyer. The quarrel originated in an electioneering canvas..., plus a few other details. Probably the famous politician, Thomas Hart Benton. Other news of the day includes: "Bonaparte" "Dreadful Volcano" "Prosperity of the Western States" and more. Small hole in the first leaf, otherwise in good condition. 4 pages.

Category: Pre-Civil War