Important Lincoln County War Document

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Lot of Photograph and Document Relating to Sheriff George W. Peppin and John Kinney.

a) 5 3/8" x 4", mounted to 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". CUBAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, SANTIAGO DE CUBA photographer's imprint on front. (Kinney is on the far left)

b) Hand written and signed note from Sheriff and Deputy U.S. Marshal, George Peppin. Dated June 28th, 1878 from Fort Stanton N.M. 3 3/4" x 7 3/4". It reads, “This is to Certify that I have summoned John Kinney, as one of my Posse to assist in quelling the Riots in Lincoln Co.”

Robert McCubbin: “The ‘Riots’ was the showdown in Lincoln between Peppin and the Dolan crowd against McSween and his. It went on for five days and ended when the corrupt Sheriff Peppin set fire to the McSween house.”

Lot 182, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $10,000-15,000.

Rare Photograph of George Peppin

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4 3/4" x 6 7/8", mounted to 5 1/8" x 7 1/8". Unidentified photographer. Written in pencil on verso, “Dad Peppin / Sheriff of Lincoln Co / in big fight at Lincoln & legal [illegible] of Murphy faction"

Robert McCubbin: “This is one of the only known photos of Peppin. Taken in 1905 on the occasion of the visit to Lincoln by author Emerson Hough and Pat Garrett. Peppin is sitting in a rocking chair on a building boardwalk with snow patches on it. It is an important photograph.”

Lot 168, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $15,000-20,000.