Publication Date: 1879
Highway Robbery, Tomkins County, New York, 1879 [Broadside]. [Criminals]. [New York (State)]. $100.00 Reward!! Dated Oct. 8, 1879. Tomkins County, NY, October 8, 1879. 9-1/2" x 9" broadside, text in single column below headline. Light browning, horizontal fold line through center, a few chips and clean short tears to left-hand margin. $350. * The broadside reads (in part): "On Saturday evening, October 4th, 1879, about 9 o'clock, Emmett Rhodes was waylaid by a highwayman on the road about two miles northeast of Groton Village, Tomkins County. The robber demanded Mr. Rhodes' money, and this being refused, he fired two shots, by one of which Mr. Rhodes was seriously wounded." Signed in type by William J. Smith, Sheriff of Tomkins County.