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    FAMOUS TEXAS RANGER JAMES B. GILLETT 1899 - Gillett, James Buchanan (1856-1937) Texas Ranger, frontiersman. Gillett began cowboying around 1873 in Coleman County. He worked for several outfits, had a brush or with two Indians, saw a colleague murdered, and joined Company "D" Texas Rangers, under Captain Dan W. Roberts June 1, 1875. In late August he had his first pursuit and skirmish with hostiles (Apaches) in 1876, he joined Company "A," Frontier Battalion. In 1878 he went with a Ranger detachment to Round Rock where the notorious Sam Bass was mortally wounded. Gillett resigned as a ranger in the fall of 1881. He served as City Marshal of El Paso for several years, resigning in 1885. Autographed letter signed. Two pages, Quarto, Alpine and Marathon Texas June 22, 1899. In his hand: "Dear Hy, What has become of you and the little Ithaca/ have not had a line from you only a short letter announcing the arrival of the guns...By the way we are to have a little pigeon shoot here on July 4th can't you come up and take first money. Alpine has not get much money for the 4th only $25.00 appropriated for the Show and it will take all of that to get the live pigeons...Etc." 8.5"x 11". Great content.

    Condition: Fine condition, has discoloration.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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