Lot 18 of 382:
Chinese gambling in Nevada County, California  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Manuscript legal complaint filed against some 11 Chinese residents of Nevada County of illegal gambling
Author:
Place:
Nevada Township, California
Publisher:
Date:
February 25, 1895
Description:

Partially printed form filled out in ink. Signed by Nevada County Sheriff D.B. Getchell and Justice of the Peace Charles E. Mulloy. Single sheet, 35.5x22 cm (14x8¾"), docketed on the back.

Sheriff Getschell, representing the People of the State of California, files this complaint against Ah Ling, Ah Poy, Ah Ding and others, for the "crime of gaming, to wit: conducting and betting, at the game of tan, a misdemeanor..." The perpetrators used "certain copper checks and Chinese coin and other devices, with divers other persons... for a certain sum of money to wit: Seventeen dollars and gold and silver coin of the United States...

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Two short tears at folds; very good.
 
Item number:
305877
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