2 pages, 4to, lined-ledger stationery, lightly browned, left margin ragged, formerly pasted down, signature on verso. JOHN HARDIN SIGNS A LEDGER IDENTIFYING THE BRAND-SYMBOL USED ON HIS CATTLE. The infamous Texas gunslinger (1853-1895) is known to have killed at least 35 men between 1868 and 1877. He killed his first victim at age 15, and later faced down Wild Bill Hickock in Abilene, Kansas. On a cattle drive in May 1874, Hardin shot Charles Webb, the Brown County Deputy Sheriff and six others, for which he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. While incarcerated, he wrote his autobiography, published in 1896, and studied for the bar exam. Although he eventually passed the bar, Hardin was an unsuccessful attorney and spent the remainder of his life in El Paso, where he would sign small chits at the Wigwam Saloon in exchange for drinks. Finally, in August 1895, he was gunned down by outlaw-turned-lawman John Selman." /> HARDIN, JOHN WESLEY. Document signed ("J.W Hardin"), n.p., n.d. <I>2 pages, 4to, lined-ledger stationery, lightly browned, left margin ragged, formerly pasted down, signature on verso</I>. JOHN HARDIN SIGNS A LEDGER IDENTIFYING THE BRAND-SYMBOL USED ON HIS CATTLE. The infamous Texas gunslinger (1853-1895) is known to have killed at least 35 men between 1868 and 1877. He killed his first victim at age 15, and later faced down Wild Bill Hickock in Abilene, Kansas. On a cattle drive in May 1874, Hardin shot Charles Webb, the Brown County Deputy Sheriff and six others, for which he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. While incarcerated, he wrote his autobiography, published in 1896, and studied for the bar exam. Although he eventually passed the bar, Hardin was an unsuccessful attorney and spent the remainder of his life in El Paso, where he would sign small chits at the Wigwam Saloon in exchange for drinks. Finally, in August 1895, he was gunned down by outlaw-turned-lawman John Selman. | Christie's