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Topeka, Kansas, May 26, 1888.
Dear Sir:
BOSTON CORBETT, an insane man, escaped from the Insane Asylum at Topeka this morning, and is supposed to be heading for Cloud County. He is about 55 years of age; about 5 feet, 4 inches high ; has plucked all his beard out down to the lower part of his ears; has gray chin whiskers and moustache; gray hair, cut square at bottom, and parts his hair in the middle; he wore a dark jeans suit, and black soft hat; and was riding a bay or sorrel pony with a boy's saddle.
He is regarded as a dangerous man, but was unarmed when he escaped. If he comes your way arrest him and return him to the Asylum at once, or telegraph Dr. B. D. Eastman, Superintendent Insane Asylum, Topeka, for orders.
Guardian Boston Corbett.

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