Monday, March 26, 2018

William W. Holden
$500 Reward: 1870

A Proclamation, By His Excellency, the Governor of North Carolina

Executive Department,
Raleigh, June 6th, 1870

I, William W. Holden, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do issue this my proclamation, offering a reward of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the arrest of each of the:

Murderers of the wife and children of Daniel Blue;

Murderers of Wyatt Outlaw;

Murders of John W. Stephens;

Murderers of Robin Jacobs;

Persons who committed rape on the bodies of the colored women;

Persons who murdered Puryear; and

Persons who murdered Neill McLeod and Daniel McLeod, and robbed the family of the said Neill McLeod,

Together with evidence as will lead to the conviction of the persons thus arrested; those who planned, advised or counselled the commission of the act; those who participated in the acts or acts; or those who conspired to conceal the bodies of the murdered, or aided in the concealment and escape of the felons.

Done at our city of Raleigh, this 6th day of June, A.D., 1870, and in the 94th year of our Independence.

W. W. Holden, Governor

By the Governor:
W. R. Richardson, Private Secretary

The Daily Standard (Raleigh, North Carolina), 24 June 1870, Friday, Page 3.

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