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The LESCHI Murder Trial as Transcribed from the Official Court Ledger, 2nd Judicial District, Wash. Terr., 1856 - 1858
On November 13, 1856, Leschi, a Puget Sound Indian, surrendered himself to W.T. authorities for the alleged murder of A. Benton Moses, a white settler whom Leschi and others considered a casualty of the on-going Indian wars of the time. The authorities thought differently, however, and indicted and tried Leschi for murder ...
Stevens trial, May 12 - July 10, 1856, from Official Court records, 2nd District Court, Wash. Terr.
In late March, 1856, Charles WREN, John M'LEOD, L.A. SMITH, Henry SMITH and John M'FIELD, Pierce County residents, were arrested by order of Gov. Isaac STEVENS for alleged ''giving aid and comfort to the enemy" (Indians). Within two days of their arrest, Lawyers Frank CLARK and W.H. WALLACE on behalf of the defendants prepared ...