Friday, July 24, 2015

A Most Unfortunate John

Larceny — John Wright, an unfortunate John, made complaint yesterday to his Honor the Recorder, that, seduced by the winning smiles of a fair senorita, with olive complexion and glossy ringlets, who resides in the classic vicinity of Pacific street, he left his purse under his pillow, and waking from his innocent and unconscious sleep yesterday morning, discovered that seventy dollars had disappeared from his purse. The woman was of course suspected and arrested. She stoutly denied the charge and refused to give bail, saying she would rather go to prison, and was committed by the Recorder to answer to the charge this morning. In the meantime John may deplore the loss of his money and make up his mind to avoid for the future that St. Giles of San Francisco — Pacific street, above Dupont.

Daily Alta California
Volume 2, Number 191
19 June 1851

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