...in a letter mailed from St. Joseph and dated April 19, 1882....
"....Outside my window about a quarter mile to the west stands a little yellow house and a crowd of people are pulling it all down.It is the house of the great train robber and murderer, Jesse James, who was shot by his pal last week, and the people are relic hunters. They sold his dust-bin and foot scraper yesterday by public auction, his doorknocker is to be offered for sale this afternoon, the reserve price being about the income of an English bishop...The Americans are certainly great hero worshipers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes...."
in a lettermailed from St. Joseph and dated April 19th, 1882
Source: The assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford....Ron Hansen.....Copyright 1983.....Page 219