Letter to Gov. Newton Booth.
From VARNUM WESTCOTT.
Jan. 12, 1874.
As your Excellency should feel an interest in the whereabouts of this vilen [sp],
as I noticed Your Excellency offered one thousand
estry [sp?] for the privilege of signing his death warrant,
and also two thousand to the man that would be fool enough to give Vasquez
the first shot, I send these publications, your men no doubt will ketch him
if it can be done by following him with covered buggies and sulkies
and letting all know their business, when every Meseieans [sp][Mexicans]
will protect and shelter him, Vasquez is a good sholar [sp], and the Meseieans [sp]
say a brave gentleman
The man Vasquez is no worse than the professional legal plundeofs (plunderers?)
that now infest the public offices.
Transcribed by Jo Ellen Rismanchi, Historian-Researcher