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The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 12, March 23, 2014, Article 7

NEW BOOK: TWISTED TALE OF COVER-UP AND DECEIT

Rich Kelly and Nancy Oliver forwarded this announcement of their latest book. Thanks! -Editor

Twisted tale Over one hundred and fifty-seven years ago, in 1857, $152,000 in gold came up missing from the United States Branch Mint in San Francisco. Fingers pointed at the man in charge of the Melting and Refining Department, and he tried to defend himself by offering most of his assets to make up for the unexplained sizeable gold loss. Four years later, he was found not guilty due to lack of evidence.

After all the investigation and trial, the person(s) responsible for the loss was never discovered. As a result, the Government ceased pursuing the affair and wrote off the loss as unrecoverable. However, a very interesting, and quite surprising, event occurred 35 years later that revealed overwhelming evidence as what might have been the true fate of the gold; someone secreted it away thinking it would never be found. A door, which had been shut tight to conceal the true culprit, and even the discovery of the missing gold itself, is now being opened.

This 87-page ‘Treatise’ provides very convincing circumstantial evidence, that point to a very likely culprit of one of the most talked about thefts of mint history. Found by chance in an old local San Francisco Bay Area newspaper, this surprising event has been the impetus for untangling a case that has been cold for 157 years. Intensive research into the National Archives (on both coasts), libraries of San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, and the perusal of dozens of pages of old newspaper reports have been used to put his work together.

This treatise is presently spiral bound, and currently is made to order, which takes some time. However, if interest demands, the authors will have more copies printed for inventory and availability.

The pre-publication cost for “A Twisted Tale of Cover-Up and Deceit” is $23.00, which includes shipping and handling. Inquiries of same may be made to the authors at – noliver146@sbcglobal.net .

If interested, please mail a check or money order to:

Richard G. Kelly
26746 Contessa St.
Hayward, CA 94545-3150

Wayne Homren, Editor

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