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This newspaper clipping relays a letter the Memphis Argus newspaper received from Samuel J. Halle in which Halle describes an incident at Friar's Point, Mississippi in which the people of the community are "in arms against the Northern men who have been in the country but few months." The letter goes on to describe the hanging of three men and the aftermath of that incident and other similar incidents that happened in that area. The letter ends with the notice that the vigilance committee intends to hang any Northern man who comes to Friar's Point until March fourth. The rest of the clipping is an advertisement that is on the back of the aforementioned letter.
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Newspapers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Original Manuscript Collection, Series 5: Miscellaneous Materials, 1838-1931, Box 1, Folder 209
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Newspaper Clipping, "Excitement at Friar's Point, Miss.", 1860, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.