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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.
Category: The Old West