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Account of the assassination of Parley P. Pratt, undated
Higginson, a missionary serving in the Creek Nation, reports his association with Parley P. Pratt in present-day Oklahoma, as well as in Arkansas, 31 March-13 May 1857, while Pratt and his wife Eleanor were seeking to avoid contact with Eleanor's former husband, Hector H. McLean. Account describes Pratt's association with missionaries and Indians, his arrest near Fort Gibson (Indian Territory) by U.S. troops, his expectation that he would be killed and his request that Higginson report his death to Brigham Young and to the Pratt family, his trial and acquittal at Van Buren, Arkansas, eyewitness's account of Pratt's murder by McLean, and Pratt's burial. Verso bears undated Historian's Office clerical notation.