11 November 1865 – Mark Twain wrote an epitaph
for Bummer (San Francisco's official & beloved
dog--not Nortons!), the long-time companion of Lazarus.
Probable forgery, circa 1865
DOWN WITH USURPERS AND IMPOSTERS!
Off with his head! So much for cooking other people's geese. The legitimate
authorities of New York are hereby commanded to seize upon the person
of one Stellifer, styling himself King or Prince of the House of David,
and send him in chains to San Francisco, California, on trial before our
Imperial Court on various charges of fraud, alleged against him in the
Feb 1866 PROCLAMATION
We, Norton-1, Dei gratia emperor of the United States and protector
of Mexico, having been refused a passage by the steam navigation company
to proceed to Sacramento city, do hereby command the revenue cutter Schubrick
to blockade the Sacramento river and to bring them to terms.
SAN FRANCISCO, 8TH FEB., 1866.