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Clay Allison

Robert A. Clay Allison was a cattle rancher, cattle broker, and sometimes gunfighter of the American Old West. He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Allison had a reputation for violence, having survived several one-on-one knife and gunfights, as well as being implicated in a number of vigilante jail break-ins and lynchings. A drunken Allison once rode his horse through town nearly nakedβ€”wearing only his gunbelt. Later most reports stated that he was not only dangerous to others but himself, accidentally shooting himself in the foot.

September 2, 1840 - July 3, 1887

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I have at all times tried to use my influence toward protecting the property holders and substantial men of the country from thieves, outlaws and murderers, among whom I do not care to be classed.
I never killed a man who didn't need it. β€” Β© Clay Allison
I never killed a man who didn't need it.
I didn't want to send a man to hell on an empty stomach.
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