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    [Frank James]. Zerelda James Samuel Autograph Letter Signed "Ma." Two pages, 5" x 8", n.p. [Missouri]. Though the letter is undated, we presume by her language that Zerelda's son, the outlaw Frank James, was in jail awaiting trial either in Missouri (murder charges) or Alabama (federal robbery charges), dating this letter sometime around 1882-83. Writing to her son, she asks how he is and expresses the family's "...anxiety we feel about you, yet we feel assured you will come out all right."

    Dick Liddil, a former member of the James-Younger Gang was the chief witness for the prosecution during both trials of Frank James. She adds: "As to Dick Liddle we never saw him in our lives he never was here and why should he make such a statement yet that has as much truth in it as the ballence [sic] & guess none of [us] ever saw him..." Frank was acquitted on all charges. Folds.


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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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