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Brothers Henry and John Fleming were stabbed to death in the Baldwin House in 1856. The hotel stood at the corner of Broadway and North Second Street, on a site currently occupied by Security Savings Bank.

Double homicide stunned citizens of early Monmouth

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Matthew Jamison, one of the first to arrive at the Baldwin House following the stabbings, wrote a memoir of the incident decades later.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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