Lot 274: New Mexico lawman (1850–1908) who killed his former gambling partner, the fabled outlaw Billy the Kid, in 1881. TLS signed "P. F. Garrett, Sheriff," one page, 8.5 x 6.25, August 16, 1900. In full: "For value received, I hereby transfer…to Mr. S. Spitz of Santa Fe New Mexico, my account against the Territory of New Mexico for Fifty Dollars…for Requisition issued by the Governor of the Territory of New Mexico." Also bears a pencil notation or signature in another hand. Intersecting folds, overall wrinkling and creasing, and a stain to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a mailing envelope addressed to Garrett. An excellent and less common variation of Garrett's signature with the "Sheriff" addition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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