My Dream

"I drempt I was in Heaven,
Among the angels fair;
Id hear, seen, none so handsome
That twine in golden hair.
They looked so neat and sang so sweet
And playd the golden harp.

I was about to pick an angel out
And take her to my heart;
But the moment I began to plea
I thought of you my love,
There was none Id seen so beautifull
On Earth or Heaven above.

Goodbye my dear wife and mother,
Also my sisters

Rufus Buck
Youse truley"

June 1896

The entire Rufus Buck gang of 6 men was
hanged July 1,1896 at Fort Smith Arkansas
after a spree of robbery, pillage, and rape in
several states.

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