This Grouping of documents contains six separate items, each detailed as per the following:
1). The Western District of Arkansas, United States versus Dud Luthrell, et al, Charge of Murder. 14" x 8 1/2" warrant dated Dec. 27th, 1889. Receipt of expenses incurred while arresting suspect. Signed by Heck Thomas, Deputy United States Marshal and Stephen Wheeler, Clerk. Very good copy. Very good copy.
2). 13 3/4" x 8 1/4" United States, Territory of Oklahoma receipt of payment to John Dunn of Pawnee for posse duty of 7 days at $3.00 a day under Heck Thomas, for the capture of Bill Doolin, Dynamite Dick, et al. Signed by Heck Thomas, P. J. Nagle and John Dunn. Two small holes at top edges for hanging and a bit of ink smearing, else a very good copy.
3). 13 3/4" x 8 1/4" Sept. 28, 1896 United States, Territory of Oklahoma receipt of payment to John Dunn for posse duty of 28 days at $3.00 a day under C. D. Dunn, for endeavoring to arrest among others, Walter McLain, W. H. Jones, Kid Phillips, and Chas. Clifton, alias Dynamite Dick. Signed by C. D. Dunn, D. H. Johnson, and P. S. Nagle. Very good copy.
4). 3" x 8" U. S. Marshal Expense Receipt, Territory of Oklahoma, February 1895, for providing subsistance for United States prisoner Bill Dunn. Signed by Neal Brown, Deputy United States Marshal. Two small holes on one side of document, probably for hanging purposes, else a very good copy.
5). 10 7/8" x 8 1/4" handwritten letter addressed to "The United States Marshals" regarding Dick West. Written on the stationery of Crozier & Nutter, Traders and General Merchants, Cushing, Okla., April 17th, 1898. "To The United States Marshal, Guthrie, Sir, Please deliver to Mr. Nate High our revolver which you found in the possession of the late Dick West and which we described in a former letter to you. Yours respectfully, Crozier & Nutter." Little Dick West was a member of the Doolin - Dalton gang. He was killed in Oklahoma by U. S. Marshals under Deputy Madsen on April 8, 1898. A few old fold creases else a very good copy.
6). 3 3/8" x 8 1/2" United States Court in the Territory of Oklahoma Receipt Signed by L. Shadley for acting as guard for one day over Jesse Jackson, et al, United States prisoners in the charge of C. Madsen, Geputy Marshal from Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory, April 16, 1893. Jesse Jackson ran with Ed Newcomb and Henry Starr. Deputy Marshal L. Shadley, who signed this document, was shot on September 1, 1893, by Bill Doolin during the gun battle between U, S, Marshals and the Doolin-Dalton gang in Ingalls, Oklahoma Territory. Shadley died on September 2, 1893, as a result of his wounds. Very good copy.
Six notable documents from Oklahoma's formative years. Provenance: The Robert J. McCubbin Collection.
Inventory Number: 46023