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Outlaw Sam Perris escapes from the local jail...

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April 08, 1872

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 8, 1872 

* Samuel 'Worcester Sam' Perris
* burglar, safe cracker and bank robber

Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Local Matters" "THE ESCAPE OF SAM. PERRIS" "The Condition of the Jail-Other Escapes". This is the notorious bank robbery 'Worcester' Sam Perris, who was called one of the most notorious criminals in America. It is said Perris participated in nearly every major bank robbery in the United States during a 20-year period. Being a "local" criminal, breaking out of the Worcester jail, terrific to have this report in a Worcester newspaper.
Four pages, large folio size, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War