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Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus Charles Fugit

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Date: 1857

Level of Description: File unit

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Kansas Territory, U. S. District Court, Criminal Case Files, Oversize

Unit ID: 307582

Summary: Testimony given at the trial of Charles Fugit in the muder of William Hoppe on August 19, 1856 in Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory. Witnesses testified that Fugit shot and scalped his victim and exhibited the scalp in a pro-slavery camp. Fugit was acquitted on June 23, 1857 by Samuel D. Lecompte, appointed chief justice of the territorial supreme court.

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Title (Main title): Kansas Territory, U.S. District Court versus Charles Fugit

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