Webmaster's note:   Legal request written on Becker Mercantile stationary
Transcribed :

December 9, 1912
Mr. F. W. Nelson
         County Attorney
                    St. Johns, Ariz.
Dear Sir:
               It is impossible for me to get my witnesses in the case entitled  The State of Arizona v.s. Francises Martinez, as witnesses are in New Mexico.
               I wish you would kindly have the case dismissed.
                                                                           Yours very truly.
                                                                           Thomas Phelps

From the files of Jack A. Becker, local historian