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GEORGE SCARBOROUGH - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/09/1888 - HFSID 285964

GEORGE SCARBOROUGH George Scarborough signs an autograph document as Sheriff of Jones County. Autograph Document Signed: "G.S. Scarborough" as Sheriff of Jones County on filing portion of partly printed document to him, 1p, 8½x7, Albany, 1888 May 4.

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Condition: lightly creased
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GEORGE SCARBOROUGH
George Scarborough signs an autograph document as Sheriff of Jones County.
Autograph Document Signed: "G.S. Scarborough" as Sheriff of Jones County on filing portion of partly printed document to him, 1p, 8½x7, Albany, 1888 May 4. Document to him was filled out and signed by a deputy clerk: "To the Sheriff or any Constable of Jones County, Greeting: You are hereby commanded to take the body of Joseph Essery alleged to reside in Stonewall County if to be found in your County, and him safely keep, that you have him personally before the Honorable District Court of Shackelford County, to be held at the Court House in Albany Instanter, then and there to testify as a witness in behalf of the defendant in a certain suit No. 340, now pending in said Court, wherein the State of Texas is Plaintiff, and James Howard Defendant and there remain, from day to day and term, until discharged by due course of law." Provision for bail has been left blank. Scarborough has penned, in full: "Not executed the with in Named witness Not found in Jones or Stonewall County." In 1894, George Scarborough, Sheriff of Jones County, accepted appointment as a Deputy U.S. Marshal for El Paso, Texas. Lawman John Selman, who had killed gunslinger John Wesley Hardin on August 19, 1895, accused Scarborough of robbing the body of a cattle rustler. At dawn on Easter Sunday, April 2, 1896, Scarborough confronted a drunken Selman at El Paso's Wigwam Saloon. A quarrel ensued, continued into an alley outside, resulting in Scarborough drawing his weapon and killing Selman. Four years later, near San Simon, New Mexico, on April 6, 1900, Scarborough was killed during a gunfight with cattle rustlers. Lightly soiled. Folds, vertical fold at the "G". Lightly creased. Overall, fine condition.

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