DescriptionCalifornia Gold Rush Broadside: Columbia Mining Laws. Single sheet, 8" x 10.5"; Columbia California, printed by the Columbia Gazette in 1853. Text is printed in three columns and lists 17 articles of governance for Miners of the Columbia Mining District. Article 1 outlines the boundaries of the district; articles 2 through 7 address the issuance of claims. Article 10 states that "None but Americans and Europeans who have or shall declare their intentions of becoming citizens, shall hold claims in this district..."; articles 11 and 12 specifically prohibit "Asiatics or South Islanders" from filing a claim or even mining in the district. The final articles outline enforcement of the agreement among its members. Signed in type by C.H. Chamberlain as president.
Condition: Light mat burn and scattered foxing. Otherwise a fine example of a scarce broadside.
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