Indicting a man for selling store goods on Sunday, in an autograph document, signed 1 November 1865, as prosecutor for the Circuit Court of Nodaway County, Missouri.
Folio. One page, approximately 125 words; docketed on verso. Parker, a native of Ohio, opened a law office in St. Joseph, Missouri, on the eve of the Civil War, served as city attorney there during the war and as a judge for the first time there, 1868-1870. After a brief career in congress, 1871-1875, President Grant appointed him judge of the western district of Arkansas where he served until his death, bringing law and order to the Indian territory while passing 162 death sentences for various crimes, earning his reputation as "The Hanging Judge" (see DAB). Parker autographs are scarce in trade. Very good. (747). Item #54639
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