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Death of John Murrell, the famous "land pirate"... Complaints of election fraud...
Item # 684787
November 29, 1844
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., Nov. 29, 1844
* John Murrell death - "land pirate"
* Mississippi River outlaw
A front page report about the "Death Of Murrell" says: "The Chattanooga Gazette of the 16th announces the death, at Pikeville, Tennessee, of the notorious John A. Morrell, whose name as 'land pirate' figured so frequently in the press...and who was recently discharged from the penitentiary. He died of consumption, and denied to the last moment...that he was guilty of the...charges against him."
The front page has a small article from Louisiana claiming fraud had occurred in the Presidential election.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War