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    Arizona Territory, Autograph Letter Signed, "L. E. Troxel", Regarding the Outlaw Charles Montgomery, 1897. Four pages, 5.5" x 9", January 22, 1897, Bisbee, Arizona Territory, in pencil. Addressed to United States Marshal Pat Nagel in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the letter inquires whether Charles Montgomery was one of a group of prisoners that escaped from the jail in Guthrie. "I was the man that reconised [sic] Montgomery & was the cause of his chapter [in jail] & Montgomery swore he would kill me if he ever got loose agin [sic]." Troxel also complains about not receiving an adequate reward for turning in Montgomery. Later in the letter Troxel mentions that he is willing, for a price, to spy on outlaws along the Mexican border, "as thay [sic] would not suspect me." A very interesting letter!

    Condition: Filing pinhole in the upper left corner, else fine.

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