New York Herald, “Kit Carson Not Dead,” November 29, 1859

Source citation
“Kit Carson Not Dead,” New York Herald, November 29, 1859, p. 1: 5.
Newspaper: Publication
New York Herald
Newspaper: Headline
Kit Carson Not Dead
Newspaper: Page(s)
1
Newspaper: Column
5
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
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.

Kit Carson Not Dead.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 1859.

In your paper of the 23d ult. I read a notice of the death of the famous mountaineer and Indian Agent, Kit Carson. Recent letters from Taos, New Mexico, where Mr. Carson resides, and where I am connected as a merchant, do not mention this event, and, therefore, I have reason to doubt the truth of the report. Mr. Carson is a customer at my store and an intimate friend of mine, and I am certain that my brother in Taos would have [early?] informed me of his demise, had it taken place.

The rumor is said to have come via Fort Kearney and Omaha City, Nebraska, which is a very indirect way of receiving intelligence from New Mexico.

Mr. Carson is one of the most esteemed citizens in our Territory, and his demise would be a great loss to the country at large.

SOLOMON BEUTHYER

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