Old West Gunman Bill Longley Whines and Threatens
In his own unique spelling and grammar, Bill Longley wrote:
"I was at my home and my own Dear Father told me never to put my foot in his house again and Brother Jim quit me and siad I was too bad for him and my kinsfolk is all so G_ _ D _ _ _ cowwardly they don't want me to come about them so I stil tread the living land destitute of Friends, but G _ _ D _ _ _ the world and every son of a bitch that don't like me for I am a wolf and it is my night to howl. I expect to get killed some time but you may bet your sweet life that I will keep the flys off the son of a bitch that does it while he is at it."
----- Bill Longley, murderer of perhaps thirty-two men, in a letter to Lee County Sheriff Jim Brown, 1877, written from "DevilsPass, Hells half acre," and dated "Septober the 41st, 7777."
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