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Very early California, death of Henry Clay, a notable duel...



Item # 668038

August 3, 1852

PLACER TIMES & TRANSCRIPT, San Francisco, California, Aug. 3, 1852  Certainly one of the earlier newspaper we have offered from California, during the midst of the Gold Rush.
And page 2 has two notable reports, one being the death of Henry Clay in two articles, both headed: "Death of Henry Clay" with black borders.
There is also a nice account of a: "Fatal Duel--Death of Hon. E. Gilbert" which is an interesting bit of California history. The internet has accounts of the details, but in brief James Denver was a California politician and general who was shamed by Gilbert, the editor of a San Francisco newspaper. The first round resulted in two misses. Gilbert was fatally wounded on the second try.
Four pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 296 (released for July, 2020)...

Category: The Old West

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