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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Western District of Oklahoma ss
The President of the United States of America,
TO THE MARSHAL OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA, AND
TO THE KEEPER OF THE JAIL OF GUTHRIE, LOGAN COUNTY, IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, GREETING:
Whereas, George Curtis, alias Whitey Fallon has been arrested upon the oath of R. A. Griffith charging that on or about the 20th day of August 1923, in said District, in violation of Section 197, Penal Code of the Revised Statutes of the United States, then and there, unlawfully, wilfully, feloniously, and with intent by force and arms, to take, steal and purloin certain mail matter, and to appropriate the same to their own use and deprive the owners thereof, and did, then and there, assault Warren A. Burke and C. D. Weiss, postal clerks, in the service of the post office department of the United States of America, the said Warren A. Burke and the said C. D. Weiss, then and there, having the lawful charge, control and custody of said mail matter, which was contained in a post office car, then and there being transported by the Missouri, Kansas and the Texas Railway Company, over the line of Railroad between Parsons, in the State of Kansas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
And, after an examination being this day had by me, it appearing to me that said offense had been committed, and probable cause being shown to believe said George Curtis, alias Whitey Fallon committed said offense as charged, I have directed that said George Curtis, alias Whitey Fallon be held to bail in the sum of $50,000 to appear at the first day of the next term of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Oklahoma Division 1st day of next session of Grand Jury and from time to time thereafter to which the case may be continued and he having failed to give the required bail:
Now THERE ARE THEREFORE, in the name and by the authority aforesaid, to command you, the said Marshal, to commit the said George Curtis, alias Whitey Fallon to the custody of the Keeper of said Jail of Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma and to leave with said Jailer a certified copy of this writ; and to command you, the Keeper of said Jail of said County, to receive the said George Curtis prisoner of the United States of American, into your custody, in said Jail, and there safely to keep until he be discharged by due course of law.
In WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and seal at my office in said District, this 14th day of September A. D. 1923.
||/S/ George B. Mellott
||United States Commissioner for said Western District of Oklahoma
Return Not Completed
Submitted by: Pat Heyvaert
Transcribed by: Tammie Chada
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