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Jesse James warns those who pursue him... The bandit Vasquez...



Item # 611266

April 19, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1874 

* Jesse James Gang murder
* Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez


Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific report headed: "The Missouri Outlaws" which notes in part: "...particulars of the killing of another detective by the notorious James Brothers. The victim was found dead, covered with blood...A card crossed with blood was pinned to the coast and inscribed: 'This shall be the fate of all of Pinkerton's detectives who come to hunt the James brothers.' Signed by 'Jesse James', 'Frank James'..." (see).
Great to find a front page report with specifics of this strong warning by the James brothers.
Just above this article is: "Vasquez And His Gang" being the famed California outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez, noting in part: "...exploits of Vasquez in robbing men on the highway within 4 or 5 miles of Los Angeles, have caused much excitement there." (see)
Complete in 12 pages, browned at the edges, nice condition. Should be handled with care.

Category: The Old West

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