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    A wonderful slice of western "outlaw" history.

    Sheriff's Warrant Issued by El Paso County, Texas, Dated July 1, 1895, for the Arrest of Notorious Gunfighter and Outlaw John Wesley Hardin. 6¾" x 7 7/8" The charge- "Betting at a table and game played with dice." The warrant is signed by Sheriff F. B. Simmons and Deputy W. J. Ten Eyck, stating that the warrant was "executed same day by arresting the within named J. W. Hardin and bringing him before the Hon. County Court." Ironically just forty-nine days after the issuance and service of this warrant, on August 19, 1895, Hardin was playing dice in the Acme Saloon in El Paso when he was shot dead from behind, ending one of the most violent careers in western history, Hardin being credited with killing at least forty-four men in gunfights and shoot outs. Perfect condition.

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