Surrender of Casey and Cora. James P. Casey who shot James King of William, and a gambler named Cora who ...
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Jesse Brown Cook Scrapbooks Documenting San Francisco History and Law Enforcement
BANC PIC 1996.003:Volume 16:74a--fALB
The Bancroft Library
Full titleSurrender of Casey and Cora. James P. Casey who shot James King of William, and a gambler named Cora who had shot a Deputy Marshall named Richardson on Clay Street, near Leidesdorff, were taken by force by the Vigilance Committee on Sunday, May 18, 1856, from the County Jail on Broadway. Twenty-five hundred armed citizens and a reserve of twenty-five hundred more surrounded the jail and pointing a cannon at the door commanded Dave Scannel, then sheriff of San Francisco, to surrender the two prisoners, which he promptly did, Four days after, while the funeral of James King of William was taking place at Lone Mountain, Casy and Cora were hanged from the windows of the Vigilance Committees Headquarters on Sacramento Street. The engraving presented herewith is from a print published at that time. In San Francisco, 1856.
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