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Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

Description: Photograph of Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. A Mexican bandit (Maximo Castillo) is being kept inside a fenced area with tents. The inscription on the back reads "Castillo, the Mexican Bandit, who is supposed to have blown up tunnels, killing several people and wrecking trains. I was not allowed to take this picture: U.S. officers made me put away my Kodak; so I put is on the ground at my feet and stepped on the bulb and got this snapshot. --F.C."
Date: April 5, 1914
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Postcard with an Image of a Police Patrol Car]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of an old police patrol car, with the inscription "Police Patrol" on the side, in Marshalltown, Iowa. One of the policemen is driving the car while the other one is standing on the back end of the car; there are also two people inside the caged section of the car.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

["Law West of the Pecos"]

Description: Photograph of Judge Roy Bean's House, the "Law West of the Pecos." Several men sit on the porch and more men are on horseback outside the house. Caption reads "This old relic is located in the little town of Langtry, Texas, which was the abode of Judge Roy Bean--a "Saloon" and also a "Hall of Justice" he being the only peace officer west of the Pecos River, at the time the photo was made, about 1900, and shows Judge Bean holding court, trying a horse-thief. Left of the picture is the stolen horse. On horses, guarded by officers, are two other horse thieves, supposed partners of the one on trial."
Date: 1900~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Notice from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Notice from Manuel de Iturbe saying that Joaquín de Quintana, a merchant, is wanted by the court. The document has a list of towns to which it was sent including Laredo, Camargo, San Fernando, Revilla, etc.
Date: 1804-11~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Announcement from Manuel de Iturbe]

Description: Notice from Manuel de Iturbe saying that Antolín Orbaneya is wanted for killing Ramos de Tributos. The document is heavily stained, and signed by local officials acknowledging their having received and passed on the notice from de Iturbe.
Date: 1808-02~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Announcement from Viceroy Venegas]

Description: Printed announcement from the new viceroy Francisco Javier Venegas saying that there is a 10,000 pesos reward for information leading to the arrest or capture of Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama. The document itself is has pieces of tape keeping parts of the paper together, including the top and bottom half.
Date: September 27, 1810
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Copy of an Order from the Viceroy]

Description: Copy of an order from Viceroy Venegas saying that criminal causes should be expedited as much as possible. The document refers to multiple dates ranging from August 1811 to October 1812, mentioning Ferdinand VII, and other royal orders.
Date: 1812-10~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Message from Francisco Menéndez Valdez]

Description: Message from Francisco Menéndez Valdez to all justicias saying that Miguel Marquez is wanted for the murder of María de la Luz Hernandez. Menéndez goes into detail about the man's description and the document is signed by local Spanish authorities acknowledging their having received the message.
Date: 1796-06~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Notice from Roque Sánchez de Andrade]

Description: Notice from Roque Sánchez de Andrade advising all officials in the northern provinces that three men have escaped from prison. The document has signatures from Spanish officials in the local towns and villages acknowledging their having received the notice.
Date: 1797-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[List of Escaped Prisoners]

Description: List of prisoners who have escaped from jail on the respective dates listed, from Francisco de Paula Franco and José Bellojin y Fresneda. The signatures on the document are from local Spanish officials of the nearby towns and villages acknowledging their having received the list.
Date: 1797-07~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Description of a Criminal by Manuel de Flor]

Description: Message from Manuel de Flor describing the José Prat, who is wanted on criminal charges. The signatures on the document represent the various Spanish authorities acknowledging their having received the announcement. The document itself is stained in multiple locations and has slight tears on the edges of the paper.
Date: 1796-05~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Criminal Case against Bentura Gonsales]

Description: Letter from Josef Arango to officials in Santa Maria with a criminal case against Bentura Gonsales for the killing of Ysidro Garcia. According to the case Gonsales escaped prison on February 15, 1797, and his apprehension is ordered. The document itself is badly stained and has frayed edges.
Date: 1801-09~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library