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W.H. Comstock telegram to A.S. Halsted and C.P. Smith, July 10, 1922, decoded

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TRANSLATION. Las Vegas, July 10, 22. A.S. Halsted, C.P. Smith, Los Angeles. H-247. Boilermaker assaulted in Los Angeles (Las Vegas?). Perhaps Frees can give you his address so can get affidavit. Understand he recognized young Sears, son Walter Sears, Chief Clerk Master mechanic, here as one of the assaulted (ing?) Corey, car foreman, went back to Los Angeles Train No. 3 with Conductor Kert Thursday or Friday. I do not know whether Frees can get in touch with him or not. Conductor said he showed evidence of assault and said he had been shanghied [i.e., shanghaied]. Will endeavor to get affidavit, Mexican hostler's helper if still in employ. He said Marshal was one of assaulters. Impossible spare McNamee from Caliente this time. We expect have carloads of Mexicans into Caliente tomorrow and no doubt there will be an overt act following their arrival. Orig. ASH copy CPS. C-267 W.H. Comstock 2.46 pm. [handwritten:] See Killingsworth, Hoffman's office about getting Corey's affd.



W.H. Comstock telegram to A.S. Halsted and C.P. Smith, July 10, 1922, decoded
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