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THE MURDER OF LEON BALDWIN.


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New-York Times / October 7, 1887

LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 7 -- A letter has just been received by Gen. John Baldwin, of this city, from parties near Durango, Mexico, where his brother, Leon Baldwin, was murdered by Mexican bandits a few weeks ago, concerning which outrage the State Department has instructed the United States Consul at Durango to make a full investigation. The letter gives new facts concerning the affair, and states that the bandits, after robbing and killing Baldwin, went to Ventanes and robbed the store of an old man there, also taking his son and holding him for ransom. Villagers pursued the bandits and surprised and killed five of them. Among these was one of the murderers of Baldwin. The people were greatly pleased that some of the worst characters in the community were thus put to death.

 

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