A Classification of American Wealth
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    The silver kings of Nevada's Comstock Lode  

... William Sharon took over Ralston’s estate as assignee and executor but he took care to destroy their partnership agreement to avoid his own estate to be entangled in the dead financier’s liabilities. Sharon helped Mills in restoring the Bank of California’s credit and also took over the Palace Hotel and Ralston’s palatial mansion “Belmont”. He then sought relief for the estate and his own fortune by selling some of the Comstock Lode assets to the new silver kings of California : John William Mackay, James Graham Fair, James Clair Flood and William Shoney O’Brien ...


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