Little Rock, Nov. 20, 1880. Single sheet of lined, printed letterhead, 11 x 8.25 inches, 1 page. With a clipped printed extract of the relevant ordinance (approx. 3.63 x 4.88 inches) fastened with the original straight pin to the letter. Two chips from the edges along the old fold; some light soiling and wear; in good condition. Item #17809
A brief but telling letter signed by the police chief of Little Rock. The railroad was in violation of Sec. 301 of Little Rock municipal code, “Insane Persons, Paupers and Idiots, Prohibited from Being Brought Within City” for having brought W. T. Glascow and a family of five “who are and were paupers” to the city and requiring the railroad to furnish transportation for the family out of the city. “(It seems they wish to go to Texarkana.)”.