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 allaged 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