George Stevenson

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A Negro Lynched for Attempted Outrage
HATTIESBURG, Miss., June 2. --[Special] --
A negro man named Geo. Stevenson attempted an outrage on Widow Dearman a few miles north of this place Friday night. He was caught and his feet compared with tracks made with his shoes and found to be the same. Then he confessed.
Two men started to Augusta to put the fellow in jail, and about eight or nine miles from there, about dark, thirty or forty men overtook them and captured the negro by force and said they would attend to him. Of course he was lynched.

Source: Daily Picayune (New Orleans) June 3, 1890, page 3

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