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Brooks, R.C., Court Records
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: R.C. Brooks Court Records
    Identifier/Call Number: C057876
    Physical Description: 1 folder
    Date (inclusive): Circa 1866
    Abstract: This folder contains the court records pertaining to one R.C. Brooks and his liquor distilling operation and saloon.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and Date of Acquisition Unknown

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montogomery St. Suite 150. Persidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129

    Preferred Citation

    R.C. Brooks Court Records, The Society of California Pioneers.

    Scope and Contents

    The hand written document is a court record that states the defendant, R. C. Brooks, asserts he did not claim his still and/or pay the duties and tax due on the fermented spirits that he produced with said still. The paper is filed in the "US District Court of Northern California." The court record case number is 308 and a verdict was handed down on September 12th, 1866 in favor of the claimant (the IRS) and resulted in R.C. Brooks being forced to forfeit "one copper still".

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Frontier and pioneer life – California
    Pioneers -- California
    Brooks, R.C.
    Hoffman, Ogden, 1822-1891