Description[John C. Hays]. John Caperton Document Signed on Behalf of Hays. One page, 8" x 12", San Francisco, February 5, 1853, signed "John C. Hays Sheriff by John Caperton Under Sheriff." In this document Hays, as the Sheriff of San Francisco, sells a piece of real estate previously seized due to the owner's failure to pay taxes. Caperton, a former Ranger and close personal friend, accompanied Hays to California from Texas. John Caperton was in Hays' traveling party and became the first Deputy Sheriff in San Francisco under Hays.
Condition: Light toning along mail folds on verso. Light creasing at the top right corner. Else, very good condition.
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