The Walla Walla Statesman reports the lynching of a black man named Green, after Green's wounding of a white man named Wells. Wells had sold Green a farm near Walla Walla, in Umatilla County, Oregon, on condition of Green splitting rails in payment. The rails were not split, and the men were in dispute; during an argument, Green is said to had severely wounded Wells, whose arm was amputated and whose life was uncertain. A group of armed men pursued Green and hung him. Green had come west the previous summer with his family.
The Walla Walla Statesman reports the lynching of a black man, nearby, in Umatilla County..
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 32, p. 2, col. C
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