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c.1882. Original document authorizing prospector and “special officer and detective” William R. Rexford to arrest a murderer in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Signed and dated one year and ten days after Garrett gained fame for shooting Billy the Kid. The warrant reads, in part, “I hereby certify that I served within writ by sending the same to the within named Ed L. House in the town of Socorro, Territory of New Mexico on the 24th day of July, A.D. 1882. Pat F. Garrett / Sheriff / of Lincoln County”. Verso is the signed warrant for House by the Lincoln County Justice of the Peace, Frank H. Sea, dated July 22, A.D. 1882.
Condition: folded, some minor staining, but overall fine. Scarce in holograph.