I looked through the newspapers and found similar queries made to the same postmaster, A.W. Street. These seem to be queries made by family trying to locate other family members.....perhaps the query you found was from Virgil’s family trying to locate him to coordinate the upcoming move to Lamar, Missouri.
Other than their names grouped together in the query, have you found any other connection with the other men listed with Virgil?
I found this some time ago in two Utah newspapers and wondered if these guys had anything in common, and who would be searching for Virgil Earp in January, 1868?
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Good find, Peter.... — Robert Buckley,Sat May 28 13:49
I did a few searches on the various names, but I could not come up with any connections. Perhaps they were traveling together. I have seen adverts for other people but usually only one at a time.
I am supposing that Virgil had mail at the post office that was being held. He had told someone, perhaps family, to send any mail to him there and he would pick it up when he arrived in town. Lots o... more