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On the 2nd inst., John Hendley was executed at Lawrence, Kansas, for the murder of John Sutton, in June last. He died perfectly resigned, but protested to the last that the act was done in self-defense, and only after Sutton had shot him in the arm. Hendley was a refugee from Mississippi, where he and his wife were hounded almost to death because they refused to join the rebels. Finally he escaped to Kansas. Whiskey and bad company, he said, were his ruin.   The Benton Tribune, Oxford, Indiana. January 16, 1866. Page 2. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.