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Early Settlers in Walla Walla

"Sheriff Sale"

by Shaun Reeser

Source: Washington Statesman, Vol. I, No. 3, December 13, 1861, page 3

Subject: Announcement of property sale to settle debt

Synopsis: A notice of an upcoming Sheriff’s sale to raise the money that James Craiggei (or Craig in the Frontier Justice Records) owes to Samuel Baldwin.


Sheriff Sale
County of Walla Walla }

By virtue of an execution issued out of the honorable District Court, and to me directed, in favor of Samuel M. Baldwin and against James Craiggei, I have levied upon the following property, to wit: one American mare, one American colt, one heifer calf, and one milch [sic] cow and calf , which property I will proceed to sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash, on the 16th day of December, 1861, in the town of Walla Walla, between the hours of ten and twelve.

Per Geo. H. Porter, Dept.

(Above notice is linked to Frontier Justice Record WAL 335, in which the defendant was named James Craig.)

Transcribed by Shaun Reeser