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These legal documents relate to the 1856 case of the United States vs. Edward Chapman for the murder of George Wilson. Chapman was accused of striking Wilson on the head with a club near Lawrence, Kansas Territory on July 24, 1856. Witnesses reported the pair had an argument about money prior to the attack. Chapman was indicted during the October 1856 term of the First District Court in Lecompton. On May 5, 1857, U. S. Marshal E. S. Dennis reported Chapman had left the country.

Date: 1856 - 1857

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Item Number: 444862
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 6, Folder 16
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444862

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