Part 9, Note 21

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Colorado County District Court Records, Criminal Cause File No. 1778: State of Texas v. Benjamin F. Stafford and Silas W. Ratcliff, Minute Book H, pp. 47, 347, 417, 488, 560. Careful readers of these notes may notice that no account of this shooting from the Colorado Citizen has been cited, and wonder whether the relevant copy of the newspaper has, like those mentioned in the previous note, disappeared. It has not. The incident occurred during a six-week period in which the Citizen was not published because the office had burned down (see Colorado Citizen, March 25, 1880).