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    John Caperton proxy signature of Jack Hays

    [John Coffee "Jack" Hays]. John Caperton Signed Sheriff's Sale Broadside. One partially-printed page, 8" x 12", San Francisco, February 5, 1853. This broadside begins in type, "I, John C. Hays, Sheriff of the County of San Francisco, do hereby certify, that . . . I did expose for sale at Public Auction . . . the following property. . . ." A handwritten description of the real estate sold follows. John Caperton has signed on behalf of Hays, and signs his own name beneath as Under Sheriff.

    Caperton served under Hays during their service as Texas Rangers; Hays followed Caperton to California from Texas after his service in the Mexican War. When he was elected San Francisco County sheriff in 1850, Caperton served under him. The two remained life long friends, and Hays named his first son after Caperton. This document exhibits smoothed folds; minor nicks along the left edge.

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