Terry, J. W.

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J.W. Terry's letter consists of a biographical sketch and defense of his relative, former Chief Justice of California Supreme Court, David Smith Terry (1823-1889), of California, who was shot dead in Lathrop, Calif. train station after threatening U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1863-1897), Stephen J. Field (1816-1899), over a personal matter involving Terry's wife, Sarah Althea Hill Terry (1853-1937). David Terry, a southerner of extreme views, was notorious for violent conduct, having stabbed a member of San Francisco Vigilance Committee (1851) and killed political rival, U.S. Senator David C. Broderick (1820-1859) in a duel.

From the description of J.W. Terry Letter, 1889. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 34661750

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creatorOf Terry, J. W. J.W. Terry Letter, 1889. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
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associatedWith Field, Stephen J. (Stephen Johnson), 1816-1899. person
associatedWith Sharon, Sarah Althea. person
associatedWith Terry, David Smith, 1823-1889. person
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Law enforcement--19th century
Lathrop (Calif.)--History--1850-1950


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