Copperopolis One Day Promissory Note, Payable in GOLD

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Copperopolis One Day Promissory Note, Payable in GOLD
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Interesting and quite unique promissory note. "One day after date I promise to pay to the order of Horace E Johanson seventy dollars in U. S. coin..." Date is November 27, 1865. Signed by TA Davis. Witnessed by by H Halsey. 5 cent United States adhesive EXPRESS document stamp. Unlike most of the mining towns in the Calaveras County, Copperopolis' claim to fame is not gold, but copper. It was founded in 1860 by William K. Reed, Dr. Allen Blatchly, and Thomas McCarty, at the site of the second major discovery of copper ore in the region. The town grew rapidly, as the need for copper during the Civil War for material was great. The copper was sent to Stockton and then to San Francisco, where it was loaded onto ships and taken around Cape Horn before finally arriving in smelters on the East Coast. The Halsey Claim lay on the east side of Table Mountain some twenty feet down they found a twenty pound chunk of ore. That was about all that ever was found in the Halsey. It was the star copper claim of Tuolumne. [The Prentrice Mulford Premium Collection] (Potter Collection) Date: 1865 Location: Copperopolis, California HWAC# 56061