1904 perry oklahoma territory arrest warrant for playing baseball on sunday
Two 1904 Noble County, Oklahoma Territory documents pertaining to the arrest of 233 men for violating the Sabbath by playing baseball. The first is an arrest warrant, headed "Criminal Warrant", 1 pg., approx. 8-1/2" x 7", dated Aug. 28, 1904, and signed by Judge Ethan Allen, to the Sheriff of Noble County, which includes: "Whereas A. A. Maupin has made complaint in writing and upon oath, before me, Probate Judge in and for said County, that Abe Hunn & twenty two others, late of said County, did, on or about the 28 day of Aug. 1904, at and in Noble County, unlawfully violate the Sabbath or Sunday by playing base ball. [You are] therefore commanded forthwith to take said Abe Hunn & 22 others [and] bring him before me or some other magistrate having cognizance of the case to be dealt with according to law..." The second document, 1 pg. approx. 8-1/2" x 6-1/4", is signed by A.D. Sullivan, Deputy Sheriff of Noble County, signing for Sheriff John L. McGehee, advising that: "Received this warrant Aug. 28, 1904 and arrested Joseph C. Fisher, Robert Ferris, Geo. Green, Walter Jackson, Thos. Parker, Geo. Gorlich, John Doe, Richard Roe and Wm. Doe, Samuel Bowers, Peter Taylor, A.B. Taylor, Abe Hunn, Wm. Deitrick, Ed. Carson, Dan Howard, Wm. Caldo, Tom Savage and Token Bond for their appearance in Probate court at 9.00 A.M. the 29th day of August." The warrant has an approx. 1-1/4" x 3" piece missing at the left, which has been neatly repaired, and resulting in just a few words of text. There are a few small partial fold splits and tears repaired with archival document tape, and some edge chipping. COMBINED SHIPPING FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS.  NO SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.
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