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Three Page Autographed Letter From James B. Gillett To Hy J. Bowles Of Uvalde, Texas, Dated October 27, 1900 by James B. Gillett

Three Page Autographed Letter From James B. Gillett To Hy J. Bowles Of Uvalde, Texas, Dated October 27, 1900

by James B. Gillett

Publication: Written By James B Gillett, 1900, Alpine, Texas

First edition. Three-page letter written from Alpine, Texas on October 27th, 1900 and addressed to Hy J. Bowles in Uvalde, Texas. Here the famed Texas Ranger writes to a friend, offering his condolences over the loss of Bowles' daughter, and mentions the death of friend Jim Davenport. In part: “I see from the papers that Jim Davenport was killed at Cotulla on the 25th Inst. This is another of my old GH boys gone. I can’t afford to even drop a tear for him. While I always thought the killing of old man Hereford was wrong yet nobody knows that a man sometimes suffers in silence. Maybe Jim thought he was right. Thought that was the starting of making him a bad and dangerous man, peace be to his ashes. He can do no one any harm. Well I must close this rather poorly expressed letter. Again assuring you of my heartfelt sympathy. I am truly yours, J.B. Gillett.” He also comments that Bowles is buying cattle again and he advises "It is a safe business if a man can pay as he goes; but it is rather a gamble if he buys on credit at present prices for a drop of $2.00 or $3.00 on the head would upset everything." Gillett letters seldom appears on the rare book market. Fold creases and a tiny hole to top of each letter, else very good condition.

Inventory Number: 47037

$2,500.00