"Prussian jew named Speyer"

"Many of the kid’s fellow scalp hunters, the expriest, Tobin, Marcus Webster, David Brown, and John Jackson appear in historical accounts of travels with the scalp hunter Glanton. The “Prussian jew named Speyer” who sells Glanton four dozen U.S. Army Colt Dragoons (BM 82), was a noted gun-runner and supplier to Mexico."

ESSAY - Lacking the Article Itself: Representation and History in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Dan Moos