HE WAS HANGED TO A LIMB: He Had Transgressed the Great Unwritten Law of the Land.

Source Type: article
Publisher: Atlanta Constitution
Place of publication: Atlanta
Date of publication: 1898-07-13
Transcript:

Birmingham, AL., July 13. An unknown negro assaulted Mrs. Hodges, a widow, aged about thirty years, Tuesday afternoon at Coaling, Al, about forty miles south of Birmingham. She was gagged and threatened with death, and after a struggle the brute accomplished his purpose. Mrs. Hodges was seriously injured. The brute escaped.

A posse was formed, but the next heard of the negro was that he had arrived at Farmer Cobb’s place, where he attempted to commit an assault upon one of his daughters, but failed. This frenzied the mob more than ever, and it was but a few hours before the negro was captured and after being identified by his victim was swung to a limb. The negro’s name cannot be thus far learned.

Citation:

(1898, July). HE WAS HANGED TO A LIMB : He Had Transgressed the Great Unwritten Law of the Land. Atlanta Constitution.