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Rare Mining Water Scrip to Chinese Merchant, Campo Seco, 1867

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Rare Mining Water Scrip to Chinese Merchant, Campo Seco, 1867
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Water Scrip from the Mokelumne Hill and Campo Seco Canal and Mining Company. Dateline Campo Seco, Oct. 7th, 1867. No. 27, issued to Yee Sung (?) for $32.95 in water "along the line of the New Ditch from Chili Camp to Cat Camp." Signed by the agent. Also has Chinese characters at lower left. 4 x 7" Folds. According to Gudde, Campo Seco was located in Calaveras County 8 miles SW of Mokelumne Hill in 1850. It originally had no water until the Mokelumne Water Co. was established in 1856. The mines of the camp yielded several large clumps of gold, including a 93 ounce nugget in 1854. Date: Location: Calaveras County, California HWAC# 55574