Tucson: n.p., 1898. Manuscript. Very good. Item #23608 .
Single page on Tucson City Hall stationery listing city officials including Charles Connell as the City Recorder. The handwritten document is signed Thomas Driscoll agreeing to pay the City of Tucson $11.00, $5.50 in favor of B. R. Sweetland Co. and another $5.50 for the issuance of a duplicate. Signed by Driscoll and witnessed by Connell as City Recorder with seal embossed. Also a small document on the B. R. Sweetland Company letterhead, dealers in furniture, wall paper, brockery, glass, and tinware. The handwritten document signed from "Mrs. S." is addressed to Connell and recounts the loss of the original warrant because "I lost my purse and the City Warrant in it..." The document is signed on the reverse by B. H. Sweetland and with the stamped signature of Charles T. Connell. Enclosed with these documents is a $25.00 bond coupon due April 1, 1899, and with Connell's printed signature.
Captain Charles T. Connell was an Indian Agent noted for negotiating with Geronimo in the 1880's, and later a Secret Service Agent on the Mexico border during the war with Spain. He relocated to Southern California in 1910 and was the author of several magazine stories recounting his adventures with the Apaches. Two of the, were made into films: "Riders of the Cactus" (1931) and "Gun Sights," apparently now lost. A 1942 remake of the former featured Charles Starrett as an Apache scout named Tom Connell, who helps the US Army track down Geronimo.
Both documents are folded in thirds and stapled together. The contract has two short closed separations at the folds (no loss) else these are in very good condition.