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w777.jpg (189784 bytes)1869 TEXAS AFFIDAVIT REGARDING STRAY HORSE. Hays County, Texas Nov 20, 1869 , 12" x 7 3/8"  W. O. Hutchinson signs document as appointee to describe and assign value; Hutchinson moved to Texas in 1859, moved to San Marcos and practiced law. He was a Lt. Col in the 32nd Texas and fought at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. Some minor age toning of paper, overall VG+. (W.777); $285.

w778.jpg (244225 bytes)1890 JOHNSON COUNTY, TERRITORY OF WYOMING BOND. 14" x 8 1/2", Jan. 6th 1890,  bond for William Madden charged with " inflicting grievous bodily harm on the person of Belle Harris". Signed by Madden and E. C. Bartlett who guarantees the bond.  Deserving of more research, as  Johnson County during this period was the scene of violent conflict over land use . Historian Richard Maxwell Brown refers to the events in Wyoming as part of a wider "Western Civil War of Incorporation." Fine condition.  (W.778); $225.  

w770.jpg (179365 bytes)GEORGE & JAMES PEARCE. HANGED BY JUDGE PARKER. Imprinted document signed, (Fort Smith, Ark.) 14" x 8 1/2, Jan 19, 1895. Expense voucher signed by U.S. Deputy Marshall C. J. Lamb for capturing the Pearce Boys. "The Murder was committed near Wagoneer...Pursued and Captures at Tahlequah". The Pearce were tried in Hanging Judge Parker's court and hung April 30, 1896 being among the last of Parker's hangings. Original fold lines, Fine cond. (W.770); $295.pending



w774.jpg (48977 bytes)1885 FORT SMITH U. S. MARSHAL RECEIPT. 3" x 8 1/2", Office of U.S. Marshal, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith. Receipt from John Currell, U.S. Marshal for expenses for "feeding US prisoner. Small spindle holes t/ l and t/r corners, small amount of  chipping along left edge, overall very good. (W.774); $100.   

w773.jpg (50152 bytes)1894 FORT SMITH U. S. MARSHAL VOUCHER. 3 1/2" x 8",  Feb 2, 1895, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith. Voucher for one day guard over two prisoners under the charge of R.J. Bumpers Deputy Marshal. Small spindle hole top center, overall fine. (W. 773); $85

w768.jpg (58535 bytes)1894 FORT SMITH U. S. MARSHAL VOUCHER. 3 1/2" x 8",  Aug 21, 1895, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith. Voucher for one day guard over prisoner William Jonah(?) under the charge of W. C. Smith  Deputy Marshal. Small spindle hole top center, bottom edge has minor tears, light diagonal crease,  overall fine. (W. 768); $85

w771.jpg (63342 bytes)1894 FORT SMITH U. S. MARSHAL VOUCHER. 3 1/2" x 8",  July 26, 1894, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith. Voucher for four days guard over prisoner Jacob Cook under the charge of B.F. Gipson  Deputy Marshal. Small spindle hole top center, overall fine. (W. 771); $85

w772.jpg (56500 bytes)1891 FORT SMITH U. S. MARSHAL VOUCHER. 4" x 8 1/4", March 5, 1891, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith. Voucher for seventeen days guard over prisoners under the charge of W.C. Phinme(?)  Deputy Marshal. Small spindle hole top center, overall fine. (W. 772); $85



w786.jpg (76615 bytes)REWARD POSTCARD. 1896 ANGELS CAMP CAL. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" postcard $10. Reward Stolen Horse. Had been pasted in book, and back exhibits glue streaking and some loss of paper, face overall Gd.  (W.786); $50.

w784.jpg (61704 bytes)REWARD POSTCARD. 1889 PITTSBURG KANSAS. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" postcard .  STRAYED! Horses. Addressed to City Marshal Galena Kansas. Exhibits soiling and wear ,overall Fr- Gd.  (W.784); $50.

w787.jpg (68671 bytes)REWARD POSTCARD. 1889 Granby, Mo. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" postcard  STRAYED OR STOLEN horse. Addressed to City Marshal Galena Kansas. Exhibits soiling and wear ,overall Fr- Gd. (W.787); $50.

e011.jpg (40483 bytes)REWARD POSTER - PAROLE VIOLATION SAN QUENTIN Small postcard size (3 1/4" x 5 1/2") mug shot and reward notification for parole violation. Both text and portrait is one photograph ( akin to a real photo postcard). Probably affixed into a police rogues gallery, shows minor remnants of glue and some light skinning on back, o/w exhibits light use, and is overall in VG condition. (E.11); $45. 

e022.jpg (161841 bytes)REWARD POSTER. UKIAH, CAL. GRAND LARCENY. Reward Poster. 7" x 6" W.S. Wellcok, Ex Convict San Quentin Wanted For Grand Larceny.. Mug Shots of Wellock, Printed for R.R. Byrnes, Sheriff, Ukiah. Two spindle holes top, overall VG-F. E22 75 

e014.jpg (137088 bytes)REWARD POSTCARD- MURDER FRESNO. Reward Poster Postcard.1911. 3 x 5 . Postally used. Addressed to the Chief of Police in Santa Rosa California. Jose Sanchez WANTED FOR MURDER. Card exhibits light soiling and avg wear. (E.14)$ 35. 

e015.jpg (119888 bytes)REWARD POSTCARD- STOLEN OR STRAYED HORSE. Reward Poster Postcard.1910. 3 x 5 . Postally unused. Office of J.K. Smith, Sheriff, Sonoma County. . Card exhibits light soiling and avg wear. (E.15) $25. 



law008.jpg (137270 bytes)RECEIPT FOR CONVEYING PRISONERS TO STATE PENITENTARY.  Part imprinted receipt, Portland (Oregon), May 1897, 3 x 8 1/8. Receipt from William Frazier, Sheriff for expense for conveying prisoners to Stae Penitentiary.  Small   repaired tear rt side, overall VG- Fine cond. (law.08):$30.    

William Frazier arrived in Portland in 1865, where he lived for the rest of his life. At first he followed any occupation that presented itself, including working as a logger and a farm hand. He strove to attend to his neglected schooling and for one winter attended Portland Academy. In the spring of 1869 he bought an interest in a butcher shop in Portland, but after a year or more began to take contracts for the piles on the lower docks of the Willamette. In 1875 he formed a partnership with James Powell and with a portion of his earnings from the docks, he invested in a livery stable which he conducted for three years and then sold. His next enterprise was with Lewis A. Goddard, under the firm name of Goddard & Frazier, the two conducting a large stable on Morrison and Second streets. In 1883 a three-story barn was built, 100x100, on Fifth and Taylor streets, there they conducted business until Mr. Goddard retired in 1897. He then found a new partner in Ellis McClean. In addition to the renting of horses and vehicles, he did a large business in buying and selling stock.It was estimated that "Bill" Frazier bought more than 200,000 horses. During the Spanish-American War, Frazier was commissioned by the U.S. government as horse buyer, and he bought all the horses that were shipped for service in the Philippines, and many of those used in the Cuban campaign. Besides those, Frazier bought mules by the ship-load for the batteries. During the Boer War (1899-1902), Frazier was commissioned by the British government to buy and select horseflesh. In supplying animals for the two wars, Frazier made a large amount of money. During 1896, Frazier was nominated on the Republican ticket for Sheriff of Multnomah County, and served three terms from July 1896 to July 1902 . He died in 1913,in a street car accident.




w405.jpg (37212 bytes)JOHN WESLEY HARDIN.The Life John Wesley Hardin, from the Original Manuscript as Written By Himself .Hardin, John Wesley, Illustrated by Onderdonk, R. J. Seguin, Texas: Smith & Moore, 1896 Original Wraps.  Good/No Jacket.  Wraps somewhat lightly printed, some foxing, small (1/8") hole back cover, internally G, complete no torn pages, age toning. This true first edition, first issue in original stiff wrap covers measures 7 1/4 x 5 inches, 144 pages with the frontis photo entitled John Wesley Hardin. Autobiography of one of the most famous Texas outlaws and killers. Son of a preacher-lawyer who became one of the most notorious outlaws of his day. The manuscript of Hardin's biography was found in a trunk and a lawsuit over the ownership of the trunk ensued. Hardin's son won control and the book was published in 1896. Hardin's daughters objected and the book was withdrawn from circulation a few days after publication and stored in a San Antonio, Texas warehouse. The warehouse burned and destroyed the entire edition except for 400 copies sold surreptitiously to a local bookseller. These were later sold off a few at a time. The edition has now become rare as cited in John H. Jenkins' Basic Texas Books. Illustrations throughout, back cover is an illustration entitled " The Arrest At Pensacola". Hardin was eventually arrested, went to prison, became somewhat of a model prisoner and eventually was paroled and became a lawyer. This is listed item in Basic Texas Books by John H. Jenkins item #84, listed Adams SixGuns 919, Adams 150, item 166, Agatha, page 84, Graff item 1780, Howes H-188, Rader item 1773. Considered quite scarce. (W. 405); $350.



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