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    Santa Clara, California, Autograph Legal Document Signed, "William Wallace", 1851. Three pages with docketing on the verso, 8" x 12", December 20, 1851, Santa Clara, California. The document requests payment for expenses relating to the incarceration of Anastasio Chaballo charged with the murder of Edward Pyle. A contemporary newspaper reports that Chaballo lassoed Pyle and dragged him 100 yards before slitting his throat and burying him. Among the expenses were employing extra guards after "a number of persons ... had sworn to take the life of the prisoner". The document is signed by Wallace, counsel for Chaballo; as well as, "Henry B. Janes", United States Commissioner; and, "Ogden Hoffman", Judge of the United States District Court.

    Condition: Light soiling and weakness at the folds, minor chipping at edges, else very good.


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