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    Office of Commissioners of San Francisco, Wharf Company Debt, 1851. Very important Gold Rush contract written by three of California's earliest financial wizards; Morse, Tallant, and James King of William, who represented the city of San Francisco and one of the state's first wharf companies built to dock ships bringing supplies and miners to the goldfields of California. James King of William would soon become the editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin. In 1856, one of his editorials angered James Casey, the conservative editor of the Sunday Times, who shot King. King died six days later and Casey was hung by the Vigilance Committee the same day. Measures approximately 7.75" x 12.50"

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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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