Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Child Friend of Billy the Kid]
I never saw anything ugly about him or in his manners.
“He was kind and could be a good friend, but I am sure we should not make a hero of Billy, for after all he was a bandit and a killer.
“Billy was killed July 14-1881 at Fort Sumner by Pat Garret- in execution of his duty as sheriff-the following year after we moved to lincoln.
“Pat Garret was a brave man, he knew it was Billies life or his, for the boy would [a] never have been taken alive. So to Pat Garrett we owe the accomplishment of freeing New Mexico of a dangerous out-law and killer.”