A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against Ben Welch for illegal carrying of a firearm.
11" x 16" leather bound ledger page
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"041: Dodge City Police Docket - Page 7" (1878). Dodge City Police Docket. 42.
Docket, Police Judge, City of Dodge City, Kansas. The City of Dodge City, Plaintiff, No. 357 vs. Ben Welch Defendant. In the Police Court, Before Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, 1.00 Costs, Judge, Docket, .10 Number, .10, Title, .10, Complaint, .25. Warrant, .25. Subpoena, Swearing, Witness, Trial, .50, Judgement, .25, Entering Judgement, .25, Mittimus, Commitment, Continuance, Entries, .50. Filing Papers, .10 Index, .10. Fine and costs paid July 13, 1878. Attorney, 3.00 Received my fee E.F. Colborn. Marshal. 2.00. Paid Marshal Brown July 13, 1878. Witnesses, Total, 8.50 Fine paid City Treas. R.G. Cook July 25, 1878. Ben Welch, Defendant arrested on the complaint of John Brown charging that on the 12th day of July AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant Ben Welch did within the corporate limits of the said City then and there unlawfully carry concealed about his person a certain dangerous and deadly weapon â€œto witâ€ a pistol. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 Relating to Misdemeanors. Now on this 12th day of July, 1878 came this cause for hearing. Case called. Defendant present in court and after hearing the charges contained in the complaint read enters a plea of â€œguilty.â€ Whereupon it is by the court considered ordered and adjudicated that the defendant is guilty as charged in the complaint and she pay a fine of one dollar and the costs of this prosecution. Witness my hand: Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.