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word that he had a vacancy in the company and for me to come over.

The Ranger headquarters were then over two miles west of the Lefors Ranch, on west Cantonment creek. I had been previously recommended and solicited by me to Capt. John Hoffer.

Each Ranger was required to have a horse that would stand the required inspection of a Texas Ranger horse. In other words, you had to have a real good Horse – Winchester 45 Colt revolver, bridle, saddle and bedding. So I proceeded to rig myself up and on the first day of January 1883, I joined up with the Texas Rangers. A Ranger Company then consisted of a Captain, a Lieutenant, a Sergeant, and a Corporal to every five men.

Five men to a Mess.

We would have to do our own

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word that he had a vackency in the company and for me to come over.

The Ranger head quarters was then over 2 Miles west of the Lefors Ranch, on West Cantonement creek, I had bin previously recommended an solicited by me to Capt. Jno. Hoffer.

Each Ranger was required to have a horse that would stand the requiriment Inspection of a Texas Ranger horse. In other words had to have a real good Horse – Wincester 45 Colt Revolver Bridel & Sadle & Bedding. So I proceeded to rig my self up and on the first day of Jan. 1883 Joined up with the Texas Rangers. A Ranger Co. then consisted of A Captain – Lieutenant – Sargent – and a corpral to every 5 men.

Five men to a Mes.

We would have to do our own

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