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Border Disputes and Warfare > Significant Incidents > John Ritchie kills Leonard Arms, (Apr. 20, 1860)
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Terrible Homicide
Author: State Record
Date: April 23, 1860

Account of the homicide of U.S. marshal Leonard Arms at the hands of John Ritchie. Extra of the newspaper.

Keywords: Arms, Leonard; Casualties; Ritchie, John kills Leonard Arms; Ritchie, John, 1817-1887; Violence

Public Meeting! Opposing John Ritchey in his recent act of killing of Leonard Arms
Author: Lawrence Citizens
Date: April 28, 1860

This broadside calls for Lawrence citizens to attend a public meeting to express opposition to John Ritchey's killing of U.S. Marshal Leonard Arms. The broadside included a list of 140 citizens of Lawrence and vicinity who condemned Ritchey's actions.

Keywords: Arms, Leonard; Casualties; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Ritchie, John kills Leonard Arms; Ritchie, John, 1817-1887; Violence

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