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1889 Federal execution by hanging...

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May 18, 1889

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, May 18, 1889 

* Negro hanging for murder 

The front page has one column headliones: "HANGED BY THE NECK", "Nelson Colbert Executed for Killing Phillip Wentzell", "At The National Capital" and more. 1st report coverage on the federal execution of Negro, Nelson Colbert, at Washington D.C. for murder.

Other news and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 4 pages, large size measuring 25 x 22 inches, a little wear along last column, otherwise good.

Category: Post-Civil War