H Lawrence Nelson

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H Lawrence Nelson - "Here lies Lawrence Nelson, robbed and murdered...
"Here lies Lawrence Nelson, robbed and murdered by Hamp Kendall, in 1906" That inscription is on Nelson's tombstone at Lenoire", N. C, Hamp Kendall w.ints something clone about, it. Kendall did nine years in prison for the murder'if waif-finally proved he, did not commit. Fifteen years after j Kendall was paroled another man, admitted the murder and the North Carolina legisVUiure exonerated 'Kendall anci voted him S500 for each year he spent in the penitentiary." But Nelson's kin have refused' to remove the' stone bearing the felse inscription. Said Kendall in a let'ter of complaint to Govec- nor Cherry of North Carolina: "No man can st.irid' under the slanderous scandal of th'is'iomb'sione right in We town where he is trying to make an honest living,"

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  1. The Daily Independent,
  2. 11 Dec 1948, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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