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William Lee (d. 1906)
MSA SC 3520-13955
Lynched on July 26, 1906 in Crisfield, Maryland

Sources:

Documents:

SECRETARY OF STATE (Requisition Record) MSA S1115-4, June 14, 1906, Accession No. 5289.

SOMERSET COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Minutes) MSA T768-5, Special Term 1906, liber 5,  pp. 115-118.

SOMERSET COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Docket) MSA T776-26, April 1906, Special Term 1906, pp. 88-89.

SOMERSET COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Court Papers) MSA T779, Special Term 1906, No. 1 & No. 2 Indictments, Box 13.

BALTIMORE CITY CRIMINAL COURT (Criminal Docket) MSA C1849-115, 1906, p. 185, No. 1105 & 1106.

BALTIMORE CITY CRIMINAL COURT (Criminal Papers) MSA T495-112,  1906, No. 1105 & 1106, Box 112, Indictments  # 955 - 1569, Accession No. 75W37.

SECRETARY OF STATE (Pardon Docket) MSA S1110, William Lee, p 245, No. 3850, Dates: 1903-1907, Description: i, Accession No.: 7949, MSA No.: S 1110-7

SECRETARY OF STATE (Pardon Record) MSA S1108, George Scott, alias William Lee p 365, Dates: 1899-1907, Description: i, Accession No.: 7937, MSA No.: S 1108-8

BOARD OF HEALTH (Death Record, Counties) Somerset County, MSA S1178-2257, George Scott, alias William Lee, 26 July 1906.

Newspapers:

"Victims of a Negro."  The Sun, 12 June 1906.

"Guarded by Troops."  The Sun, 13 June 1906.

"Lee Taken to Norfolk."  The Sun, 14 June 1906.

"Lee Case a Problem."  The Sun, 15 June 1906.

"A Horrible Crime."  Ledger-Enterprise, 16 June 1906.

"Two Victims of a Negro."  Democratic Messenger, 16 June 1906.

"Victims of Negro Brute."   Worcester Democrat, 16 June 1906.

"Lee to be Tried Here."  The Sun, 20 June 1906.

"Sheriff Brown to Start Today." The Sun, 20 June 1906.

"Watson Taken to Salisbury." The Sun, 20 June 1906.

"Mob is Cheated."  The Sun, 21 June 1906.

"William Lee is Indicted."  Worcester Democrat, 23 June 1906.

"Death Penalty for Lee."  Ledger-Enterprise, 7 July 1906.

"Lee Goes to be Hanged."  The Sun, 26 July 1906.

"Baptized in Jail Tub." The Sun, 26 July 1906.

"Lee Gets Justice."  The Sun, 27 July 1906.

"Governor is Pleased." The Sun, 27 July 1906.

"The Execution of the Negro Lee." The Sun, 27 July 1906.

"William Lee Hanged."  Ledger-Enterprise, 28 July 1906.

"Lee Escapes the Lynchers." Democratic Messenger, 28 July 1906.

"Will Hang Negro on Steamer." Democratic Messenger, 28 July 1906.

"William Lee Hanged."  Ledger-Enterprise, 28 July 1906.

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