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Hung (Ah) Court Records
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: Ah Hung Court Records
    Identifier/Call Number: C058974
    Physical Description: 1 folder 1 Folder, 3 court records
    Date (inclusive): 1839
    Abstract: These are the court documents pertaining to the trial of Ah Hung, September, ?, 1839. He was accused of murdering William R. McCormick by shooting him - with a pistol loaded with gunpowder and lead. The first document describes the crime. The second two documents are both documents finding Ah Hung guilty of murder signed by two different jurors.

    Biographical / Historical

    There is no biographical information in the documents, nor could any be found on either Ah Hung or William R. McCormick.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and date of acquisition not known

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of Califronia Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 150 The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA. 94129

    Preferred Citation

    Ah Hung Court Records. The Society of Califronia Pioneers

    Scope and Contents

    These are the court documents pertaining to the trial of Ah Hung, September, ?, 1839. He was accused of murdering William R. McCormick by shooting him - with a pistol loaded with gunpowder and lead. The first document describes the crime. The second two documents are both documents finding Ah Hung guilty of murder signed by two different jurors. The first is dated October 4, 1839, Jackson (Amador Co.), and signed by Jacob Cunmminger(?), foreman. The second is dated Oct. 3rd, 1839, and is signed by the Deputy (Rynerson), the clerk (Pawling), and the foreman, H.W. Allen. No explanation is given as to why there are two verdicts, with two different foremans.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Amador County (Calif.) - History
    Court records - California- Amador County
    Trials (Murder) - California - Amador County
    Immigrants - China - History - 19th century
    Hung, Ah
    McCormick, William R., d. 1839