Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Bob Tanner, cause no. 1824 [and Cause no. 1289], 1886

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Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Bob Tanner, accused of murder of W. J. Healy, filed February 4, 1886. Documents include requests for witness attachments submitted by the prosecution and defense, a letter concerning witnesses from James K. Schmick (Sheriff and Tax Collector, Eastland County), Special Venire forms of jurors, a write of Habeas Corpus signed by judge F. A. Williams, witness subpoenas and attachments, a petition for a writ of Habeas Corpus signed by R. L. Tanner, a precept to serve a copy of the Venire and indictment to Bob Tanner, an arrest warrant ...

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31 documents ; various sizes, folded, in an envelope 24 x 11 cm. Documents are handwritten in ink and pencil on paper and printed forms.

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Collins, John, Jr. & Deen, J. T. 1878/1886.

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Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Bob Tanner, accused of murder of W. J. Healy, filed February 4, 1886. Documents include requests for witness attachments submitted by the prosecution and defense, a letter concerning witnesses from James K. Schmick (Sheriff and Tax Collector, Eastland County), Special Venire forms of jurors, a write of Habeas Corpus signed by judge F. A. Williams, witness subpoenas and attachments, a petition for a writ of Habeas Corpus signed by R. L. Tanner, a precept to serve a copy of the Venire and indictment to Bob Tanner, an arrest warrant for Bob Tanner, and a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman B. W. Wofford. The jury's verdict (not guilty) is written on the back of the indictment.

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31 documents ; various sizes, folded, in an envelope 24 x 11 cm. Documents are handwritten in ink and pencil on paper and printed forms.

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Cause no. 1289 is listed on some of the documents. Included with these documents is an arrest warrant for Will Carter, accused of burglary, cause no. 1840.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: cause no. 1824
  • Accession or Local Control No: cause no. 1289
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth90604

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Henderson County District Court cases

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  • 1878/1886

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  • October 20, 1878 - September 25, 1886

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Collins, John, Jr. & Deen, J. T. Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Bob Tanner, cause no. 1824 [and Cause no. 1289], 1886, legal document, 1878/1886; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90604/: accessed September 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Henderson County District Clerk's Office.