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Collection of Carrington Simpson Mass Murder Trial Papers

Identifier: MSS-026
Description A collection of Samuel A. Spencer's legal documents from the 1840-1841 murder trial of Carrington Simpson, including Simpson's confession; Spencer's attorney notes; lists of jurors; an autobiographical account of Simpson's life, recorded by Spencer; as well as records from Spencer's earlier career.It reveals the brutal details of the 1838 murder of five members of the White Family of Greensburg, Kentucky by Carrington Simpson, his friend, Jason Bell and Bell's step-son, Pleasant...
Dates: 1826 - 1841; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1841
Found in: Manuscripts

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  • Subject: Mass murder -- Kentucky -- Greensburg X