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    [James-Younger Gang]. Fair Copy of a Flourney Yancey Expense Receipt. One page, 8.5" x 10.75", on Missouri Executive Department letterhead, Jefferson City [Missouri], September 3, 1874. Flourney Yancey, a detective with the St. Louis Police Department, was hired as an agent with the Missouri secret service by acting governor Charles P. Johnson to track down leading members of the James-Younger Gang. For his service, he received"...One Hundred Dollars...to be used as expenses of Special Agent, appointed under an act of the General Assembly entitled 'An act to suppress outlawry and robbery in Missouri...'" With original envelope signed and inscribed by Governor Charles P. Johnson reading: "Receipt of Flourney Yancey for $100. Paid for secret service duty. Johnson." Folds; light toning. Staple holes at upper left corner. Light ink smudging.

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    June, 2013
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