March 4 1878 Subpoena (Trial of a G. W. McKinney for the murder of Nimrod Shaw)

THE TRIAL OF A G. W. MCKINNEY FOR MURDER.

While researching my George W. McKINNEY, I came upon a George W. MCKINNEY who was tried for murder in Fort Smith ARK 1879. Subpoenas are served for support for him to some individuals in Carroll and Ray Counties MO. I have found there is a George W. MCKINNEY, b. 1839, in the Carroll Co. census in 1870, b. MO., and though I’ve no proof I am assuming this may be the George W. McKINNEY who was on trial for murder. He isn’t my ancestor. I’m placing this material online as I have it and may as well make it available.

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March 4 1878 Subpoena

The President of the United States,
To Jonathan MILES, John F. MILES, W. S. MILES and Isaac LIGHTLE, Greeting:

WE COMMAND YOU, That all and singular business and excuses being laid aside you appear and attend before the Judge of the District Court of the United States of America for the Western District of Arkansas, at an examination to be held at his office in Fort Smith, Arkansas, forthwith, to testify and give evidence in certain cause pending, and then and there to be tried, between the United States of America and George W. McKINNEY defendant, on the part of the United States.

And this you, or any of you, are not to omit, upon the penalty upon you, and every one of you, of two hundred and fifty dollars.

WITNESS MY HAND at For Smith, the 4th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight.

Stephen WHEELER
Commissioner U.S. Dist. Court, West. Dist. Ark.

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Certification by C. C. AYERS, Deputy that the subpoena was served August 20 1878 at Fort Concho Texas to Jonothan MILES and W. S. MILES.

Fees od $1.00

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