Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Lynch Law in Maryland," July 6, 1858

    Source citation
    "Lynch Law in Maryland," Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, July 6, 1858, p. 2: 4.
    Newspaper: Publication
    Lowell Daily Citizen & News
    Newspaper: Headline
    Lynch Law in Maryland
    Newspaper: Page(s)
    Newspaper: Column
    Date Certainty
    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
    Transcription date
    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    Lynch Law in Maryland. – The Charleston (Maryland) News of the 26th inst., gives an account of the seizure of a man named James L. Bowers, by a number of persons, who carried him to the woods, half a mile from his house, where they stripped him, covered his body with tar and feathers, and before allowing him to depart, required from him a promise to leave the State in twenty-four hours. They also took a mulatto woman named Tillison, from the house of a free negro named Butler, and after severely whipping Butler for denying that she was with him, took her some distance from the house and subjected the upper portion of her person to a similar application of tar and feathers.

    The offences charged against these persons were aiding in the escape of sundry slaves, or rather enticing them to escape.

    How to Cite This Page: "Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Lynch Law in Maryland," July 6, 1858," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/18890.