San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “What is an ‘Outlaw?’,” March 29, 1859

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    “What is an ‘Outlaw?’,” San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, March 29, 1859, p. 1: 2.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    WHAT IS AN “OUTLAW?” – Occasionally paragraphs are copied from the English papers, stating that such and such a person has been “outlawed.” Bearing in mind “the famous outlaw bold Rob Roy,” who is said by the poet to have been as excellent a “thief” as Robin Hood, many persons believe that outlawry is the penalty of crime. Such, however, is not the case. It is merely the consequence of avoiding suit in civil matters, and many men who take refuge in [Bouglogne?] or New York, when London has become “hot,” and who refuse to answer the sweet call of the crier of the Bankruptcy Court, are at once declared “outlaws.”

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