A Wise County mob lynches Leonard Woods, but Harry F. Byrd claims “Virginia has no legal jurisdiction.”

A Wise County mob, estimated at 300 to 400 people, lynches Leonard Woods on a platform straddling the Virginia-Kentucky border, after which Louis I. Jaffé publicly condemns the inaction of the state. Though Governor Harry F. Byrd Sr. condemns the act, he states that “Virginia has no legal jurisdiction” in the case.

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