REPORT OF SUB-ORDERS OF THE ANTI-HORSE THIEF ASSOCIATION. GIVING LOCATION, OFFICERS, POST OFFICE AND TELEGRAPH ADDRESSES, ETC., COMPILED BY THE G.W. SECRETARIES OF THE SEVERAL STATES.

[np: 1885]. [5], [1 blank] pp. Folded. Lightly worn, Very Good.

Information on subordinate branches in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois. "Officers of the National Grand Order" were J.J. Suter of Palmyra, Missouri; and B.R. Vale, of Bonaparte, Iowa. Officers of each of the foregoing State Grand Orders are also listed. "Unlike many vigilante committees, the Anti Horse Thief Association (AHTA,) sometimes referred to as the 'Dark Lantern Association,' was well-recognized and much respected throughout the American West. The first group to bear the name was organized in Clark County, Missouri, near the Missouri-Iowa state line in 1854. Organized to protect honest citizens from horse thievery, other groups also formed in the area over the next several years." ["Vigilantes: Anti Horse Thief Association of the American West," attributed to Kathy Weiser, accessed at the web site of Legends of America.]
Not located on OCLC as of December 2014. Not in Graff, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #31678

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