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Autograph Letter Signed as San Francisco Chief of Police, 1875
Cockrill, Theodore G.

1875. Autograph letter of one page, recto only, on engraved letterhead of the Office of Chief of Police, San Francisco, dated May 15, 1875. The letter is addressed to John McKenna, Supt. of Police, Troy, NY and is in reply to McKenna's inquiry as to the whereabouts of one Dr. Paul M. Brennan. Cockrill states ..."Dr. Brennan is here and if you have any further commands I will attend to them." Signed in full, "Theo G. Cockrill, Chief of Police". Theodore Cockrill (1834-1899) came to California as a pioneer as part of the Hagan-Cockrill wagon train, arriving in 1853 at age 18. He was elected San Francisco's Chief of Police in 1874 and served for one year in that post. Usual mailing folds but otherwise clean and crisp, slight shallow corner crease at upper left.Manuscript. (Item ID: X154)


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