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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 ...