JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood  retract spurious accusations of James being a horse thief, specifically "go to my Mother & explain why you sed what you did," 3 pp, June 5, 1875

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JAMES, JESSE.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations of James being a horse thief, specifically "go to my Mother & explain why you sed what you did," 3 pp, June 5, 1875

US$ 200,000 - 300,000
£ 160,000 - 240,000
JAMES, JESSE.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations of James being a horse thief, specifically "go to my Mother & explain why you sed what you did," 3 pp, June 5, 1875 , in pencil, with additional autograph note from James to Dr. Yates (whose horse was stolen) asking him to deliver the letter to Mr. Flood.

"...Do you suppose if we were thieves we would Steal a horse from one that has been so kind to Mother as Dr Yates has no far from it...and they are no men in Mo. who scurn horse thieves more than we do & if we were free men we would do all in our power to put it down Clint Allen of Liberty made Similar remarks about us to Sam Wardin a few days ago but he will probily regret it...if you value your life you had better retrace your Slander. Jesse W. James."

Published: Hamilton, Charles. The Signature of America, pp 88-89.

Extremely rare, documented letter of outlaw Jesse James, one of only two to be sold at auction in the last 40 years, and one of only three known to exist outside the family.
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JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood  retract spurious accusations of James being a horse thief, specifically "go to my Mother & explain why you sed what you did," 3 pp, June 5, 1875
JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood  retract spurious accusations of James being a horse thief, specifically "go to my Mother & explain why you sed what you did," 3 pp, June 5, 1875
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