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    Gunfighter Henry A. "Heck" Thomas Document Signed Three Times "Heck Thomas" as deputy U.S. marshal. Rare affidavit for payment document, partly-printed, one page, 8" x 14", July 11, 1896, Oklahoma Territory. The Affidavit states that "Rufus Cannon" spent seven days riding as a member of a posse led by Heck Thomas in attempt to capture "Bill Doolin, Dynamite Dick and others." It further states that they rode into "Creek Nation" endeavoring to arrest Bill Doolin, Dynamite Dick, and others. Document states he will be paid $3 per day as posse member and is signed by Rufus Cannon & George Buckner. Most of the document is in Thomas's hand; it is also signed by P. S. Nagle as U. S. Marshal. A very historic document as it relates to the famous jailbreak by the "Doolin Gang" which lead to the capture or killing of most the members.

    Condition: Very fine, small tears in folds.

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