America’s Last Emperor: Foreclosure

Chapter Thirteen

Miner’s Exchange on Montgomery, 1855 courtesy of OpenSFHistory.org

May 15th, 1855

Norton read the paperwork with a grim look on his face. Nearly three years of legal wranglings had led to this moment. He paused for a second, and looked around the room.

He was sitting in William T. Sherman’s office at Lucas, Turner and Co. bank. The angry looking man watched him as he read the document, making him all…