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Horse Thief Hung-1861


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 1/24/2009 at 15:07:33

Dubuque Weekly Times, November 28, 1861.


A horse thief was hung in Audubon county a short time since. The Bugle gives the facts as follows:

The thief tied his horse to a tree in the grove, and went to a neighboring field to procure corn for the animal, when two men, who were in search of the stolen property, tracked him into the woods, and found the horse. After making the discovery, they concealed themselves near by, and soon afterwards, the thief made his appearance with the corn. Feeding the animal, he seated himself on the ground, when the two men sprang on him; he drew a revolver, but they knocked that from his hands, and secured the individual, by putting a rope around his neck, and took him to a tree close at hand, and hung him until dead, when they took him down and buried him. The horse was stolen from Dallas county.


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