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Farmers Statement

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I have no objection to miners digging out all the gold they can find, but I don’t want them to send the whole side of a hill down upon my ranch and bury me and all I have. And that is just what they have done and are doing. I want to be let alone. I don’t know much about law nor don’t want to. If it is the law that one man shall use his property so as not injure his neighbor, I shall like to see that law put in force. (James Keyes, farmer, 1874)

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