The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 239
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Giddings and the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line 239
1891, and in January, 1892, was brought before the Department
of the Interior. The claim is numbered in the office of the Com-
missioner of Indian Affairs as No. 6703, but no action was taken
in either office.82
Giddings died in Mexico City in 1903, still clinging to the hope
that the United States government would recognize his claims.
His epitaph might well be the following characterization written
by Roscoe Conkling, the historian of the southwestern mail
He was one of the leading characters in the history of Southwest
transportation. His tall erect figure and abundant energy made him
appear a man not more than sixty (he was then eighty years old).
His experiences which he relates in a fascinating way, sometimes
droll or half humorous, were as thrilling and as exciting as any
in the lives of the Southwest pioneers."8
BBConkling and Conkling, The Butterfield Overland Mail, I, 98.
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