Visalia, CA: 1896.
First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 7 x 10 in., 123 pp, original printed wrappers. Spine covering gone, but binding sound and text clean. Transcribed testimony from both accusers and accused offers a detailed and interesting account of a case of horse theft in Tulare County, California in 1895. According to one of his alleged accomplices, Armstrong stole the horse to flee because "they had a warrant out for him for holding up a Portuguese... He had been in hiding for some time. [There was] a fight in which some guns were discharged, but he was not arrested...and he said he was going to leave the country that night." The deputy who finally apprehended him well north of Sacramento testified that Armstrong said "that if he had got to his gun he would never have been taken alive."