Lot 11(San Jose) "Pueblo de San Jose, Saturday. Decr. 16th 1848" The First California Hanging of Americans, dateline on one page blue "Sentence" document, reading "That they shall - David A. Davis, William Campbell and Mather Freer be hung by the neck until they are dead on Monday next between the hours of 10 & 2." and signed by several and approved by "K.H. Dimmick, Alcalde", Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Accompanied by a short story "A Pioneer Reminiscence, The First Hanging of Americans in the State of California" concerning Davis, Campbell and Freer and their crime of stealing gold dust.
Lot 12(San Jose) 1850 (Aug. 31) Payment to Band for Celebration of California Admittance Into the Union, gray letter of $50 payment to "Band Employed on the day of the Celebration of the admission of California into the Union" and signed "George Whitman", reverse with receipt note of $50 in San Jose; some faults, Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 13Yreka, Cal. May 9 (Siskiyou), bold strike of Williams SIS-4100 cds ties 10¢ green (35) on cover to East Chester N.Y., matching strike of Running Bison handstamp at upper left; reduced slightly at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 14California Cover Group, over 20 covers mostly from the 1890's; includes California Midwinter Expo illustrated use, 1895 Lewis manuscript registered, other registry from Elliot, Havalah, Campo Seco and Michigan Bluff, illustrated fairs including 1899 & 1900 Stockton Fair and multicolored Admission Day '97 of Jackson, San Francisco with stamp dealers and patriotic flag, generally Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 15California Postal History, group of 24 covers including some express and advertising covers, better includes Wells Fargo Santa Cruz I. Baum & Co. shaded ad cover, Adams & Co. "Paid" oval with ms. "Thro by Ex" on faulty 6¢ Nesbitt entire, Empire Ranch use with #35 pair "Via Panama" to Fairfax Station Va., "Johnsons Ranch Cal" ms. postmark on 3¢ Nesbitt entire, "Foremans Ranch" ms. postmark and "Paid 10" rating, Pacific Union Express Co. printed frank with #94 strip of six on 3¢ entire, etc.; mixed condition, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.