Monday, June 25, 2012

U.S. Marshal, Western District of Arkansas

In March 1876, James F. Fagan, the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Arkansas, seized a large amount of property - handkerchiefs, buttons, castor oil, oysters, peaches, candy, coffee, horses, etc.  A notice was published in the Fort Smith Weekly New Era newspaper listing the confiscated property and related legal information.

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Arkansas Small Manuscripts Materials, File #293

*The Arkansas Small Manuscripts Materials (SMM) is a large collection containing miscellaneous documents pertaining to Arkansas. This collection is constantly expanding as new materials arrive at the Butler Center. This blog is featuring items from the collection throughout the month of June.


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