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Texas Pacific Train Robbery Note, c. 1878

This note informs Governor Richard Hubbard (served December 1876-January 1879) of the robbery of a Texas & Pacific train. This is almost certainly the robbery that was perpetrated on April 4, 1878 by the famous outlaw Sam Bass and his gang.

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Texas Pacific robbery, c. 1878

Dallas 4/5

Gov. Hubbard:

            Texas & Pacific
train was Robbed at Eagle ford
6 six miles west of Dallas
By four (4) masked men
Last night. Express & mail
cars were Robbed. Passengers
not molested.

Geo [?] Noble


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Texas Pacific Train Robbery Note, c. 1878. Records relating to railroads, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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