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    [Frank James]. John Newman Edwards Autograph Letter Signed "J. N. Edwards." One page, 8" x 10", Jefferson City [Missouri], February 24, 1885, to Frank James, who was facing a third trial for his connection with the 1876 Otterville train robbery, saying, in part: "There is no requisition yet, nor can I hear of any." He adds that he is urging people all over the country to appeal to Gov. Marmaduke (himself a former Confederate general) on James' behalf. Further, he asks for a letter from Frank stating his financial status and saying that he "...surrendered in perfect good faith, meaning to meet every charge in Missouri and to settle down, after your trials were over, into a peaceful and law-abiding citizen." Two days before the trial, the charges were dropped and James was finally a free man. Folds with scattered spots of foxing.

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