MINING DISPUTE AT SHERLOCK'FLAT- MARIPOSA COUNTY, 1855
The Union Democrat
Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA
Saturday, 28 Apr 1855
FATAL AFFRAY -- Two Men Killed -- We learn by a gentleman, who is a
resident of Sherlock's Flat, Mariposa county, (about 12 miles from
Coultersville), that a dispute occurred at the former place, in reference
to a mining claim, on Wednesday morning last -- which resulted in the death
of 2 men of the parties, by shooting, and the serious wounding of a 3rd
person. The names of the men who were killed are Elisha TIERCY and J.W.
BEAUMONT; and the wounded one was named COLBY. One of the deceased had a
family in the States. We did not understand their former places of residence.
transcribed by Dee S.
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