America’s Last Emperor: Monkey

Chapter Fourteen

Abe Warner (in top hat) standing outside his Cobweb Palace (to the left down the stairs). Courtesy OpenSFHistory.org

February 15th, 1856

Joshua Norton and Tom Sawyer walked down Powell Street towards the now-ownerless Meiggs’ Wharf. Everyone still called it that despite Meiggs being in South America. Messages were repeatedly sent back to various creditors of his along with payments, as Meiggs seemed very keen to come back. The messages back were nothing but threats of…

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