[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Sheriff W.B. Knox, and “Wanted” poster]

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A letter from Sheriff W.B. Knox of Bexar County notifying Governor E.M. Pease that some prisoners had escaped from the county jail and asking Pease to post a reward for their capture, and an accompanying “Wanted” poster. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.

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Knox, W.B. May 26, 1855.

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A letter from Sheriff W.B. Knox of Bexar County notifying Governor E.M. Pease that some prisoners had escaped from the county jail and asking Pease to post a reward for their capture, and an accompanying “Wanted” poster. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.

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Niles-Graham-Pease Papers

The materials in this collection relate to multiple generations of three notable American families, all connected to former Texas Governor Elisha Pease and his wife, Lucadia (née Niles).

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  • May 26, 1855

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  • March 24, 2016, 9:23 p.m.

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Knox, W.B. [Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Sheriff W.B. Knox, and “Wanted” poster], letter, May 26, 1855; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth712885/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.