Arthur Sinclair Murder and Court House Arson
The following newspaper articles are from the 1877 Sunland Tribune, a Tampa based newspaper. The articles detail the unrest in Brooksville and Hernando County Florida that began with Rev. Sinclair marrying a black man and a white woman. The unrest lead to Rev. Sinclair's murder and the burning of the Hernando County Court house. I have attempted to arrange the articles in chronological order and in the order they appeared in the newspaper.
Page 1 Chaos that followed announcement of the marriage of James and Day.
Page 2 Hernando County Resolution, part 1 of the Murder of Arthur St. Clair
Page 3 Part 2 of the Newspaper Accounts of the Murder of Arthur St. Clair
Page 4 Part 3 of the Newspaper Accounts of the Murder of Arthur St. Clarir
Page 5 Interview with Miss Tanner, witness of the Murder
Page 6 Court House fire