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 - "I gave your father a divorce to marry Agnes...
"I gave your father a divorce to marry Agnes Lake," a passage in her journal says. "I was trying to make amends for the jealous times and my spells of meanness." Soon after her daughter's birth, Jane gave the infant to James O'Neil, a mariner who was taking his wife on a trip through the West. He promised to bring the little girl up as his own and never tell her who her real parents were. He also promised to send a letter once a year to let the mother know how her child was faring, and this was a vow he kept religiously. r r years her prized possession was the horse, Satan, Bill had given her, which always knelt for her to dismount. When Satan died, the only remaining link to Bill was the daughter she hadn't seen since birth. In 1883 she won $20,000 in a poker game, went east, got a glimpse of her child, left $10,000 with O'Ncil for her education and returned broke. She floated from city to city, working as stagedriver, nurse, saloonkeeper— drinking, carousing, gambling, shooting, building up a dubious reputation, until Buffalo Bill Cody offered to take her

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  1. San Antonio Light,
  2. 01 Jun 1958, Sun,
  3. Page 112

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