DESCRIBING HOW A POSSE KILLED THE MAN IT PURSUED AND THE SUBSEQUENT DISTRIBUTION OF SLAVES LEFT IN THE VICTIM'S ESTATE,; in an autograph letter to M. F. Bolton, signed by Gould at Centerville, Leon Co., Texas, 14 May 1857. Colonel of the 6th Texas Cavalry member of the Texas Secession Convention, member of the Texas Supreme Court, first professor of law at the University of Texas.

DESCRIBING HOW A POSSE KILLED THE MAN IT PURSUED AND THE SUBSEQUENT DISTRIBUTION OF SLAVES LEFT IN THE VICTIM'S ESTATE,; in an autograph letter to M. F. Bolton, signed by Gould at Centerville, Leon Co., Texas, 14 May 1857.

4to. 4 pages, approximately 650 words. Folded for mailing, with some wear at the folds. Item #41642

In part: "...some account of the death of Dempsey Hays, who was shot some ten days since ... Hays was arrested by a constable with a posse of 7 men including Hardin [the defendant in a suit Hays had initiated] & some of his well known followers. He was arrested at a neighbor's house & went off with the company to show them where the principals in the alleged theft were concealed. Shortly afterwards two or three guns were heard & after a while the company returned & reported that Hays had jerked a gun from one of the crowd and fired at them & upon that they had shot him."

Price: $375.00