Apology excepted (not a missprlling). Re-reading my original post about Wyatt supposedly telling Clum that Tom was unarmed but ran to a horse to get a gun, I can see how you may have thought I believed this was the true story because of this sentence: "Maybe Clum finally broke from the party line and at some point told Carr what Wyatt told him aboout what REALLY happened." I was actually being a bit sarcastic with my sarcasm aimed at Wystt because this would have been his fourth version of what Tom's actions were in the fight.
To be clear, this may have been what actually happened, but because of Wyatt's multiple versions, his confession to Clun (if he actually did make it) can't be used to verify it happening.
As to the great amount of misinformation in your post, rest assured, sweet friend, I will return to do more damage to it than Doc's shgotgun did to Tom, but I have to get back to work on my paying job now.
I am so used to being viewed as the old lady who doesn't know what she is talking about that I sometimes get a little silly.
And like everyone else, I am still trying to figure it out though I have... more
Re: Bob, first, my apology... — Bob Cash,Wed Apr 28 8:10
Mr Cash ... I'm with you in that I have no place for conjecture ... we might as well all go home now ... but are you willing to accept Joyce's new [to me] supposition that Tom attempted to get the rif... more
Gobs, I don't think it was Joyce's supposition. I think what she was respondinding to was my description of William McLeod Raine's account in his 1927 article HELLDORADO in which he says that, already... more
Breakenridge was not in town on the day of the street fight, so I don't know where Raine got this story. Raine was in Arizona for a fair amount of time in the early 1900's so I suppose he got it then.... more