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Title: Letter To Tom Chenoweth
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The following letter is an answer to one written by Tom Chenoweth of this place, inquiring into the facts in regard to the death of Tom Adams, formerly of this county.-Reports have been started that he had been sentenced and hung, which are utterly false: CHILLICOTHE, Mo., April 23, 1870. T.D. Chenoweth:- Dear Sir, Your letter was received in due time and contents noted, and in reply to the same, I have to say that Thos Adams died at my house o Saturday, the 9th day of April, of Typhoid Pneumonia, which disease was particularly the result of having had the the measles last February, Adams had been in my custody for about eight months, charged with murder, and had one trial, was found guilty by the jury, the Court then granted a new trial which would have come off in July if Adams had lived. Adams' father took his remains back to Indiana for burial. There were three other persons died on Chillicothe, the same day that Adams died. And now please allow me to ask why you ask these questions? I am perfectly at a loss to know. Please explain. And now as I have answered your questions, I will close by saying, let me hear from you soon. Very Respetfully, &c., J.W. TOPASS, Sherrif of Livingstone Co., Missouri.

Date: 5/5/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00003057
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 3/20/2011
Collection: Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: WCHS

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