July 9, 1852. Duel – A duel took place yesterday morning at the Race Course, beyond the Mission Dolores, between James S. Wethered, Esq., and Clinton Winter, Esq., of the firm Winter & Latimer. We did not learn the origin of the difficulty. The parties fought with Colts Navy revolvers, at a distance of ten paces. The pistol of Mr. Winter, after the third discharge, got out of order and would not revolve, and while in the effort to fire, received his adversary’s fourth ball in the side. The wound is severe, but is not considered dangerous. Numbers of persons witnessed the affair. We understood that the terms were that the parties should fire until their pistols were entirely discharged. Mr. Wethered, however, reserved his fire after the fall of Mr. Winter.
Since writing the above we are informed that Mr. Winter is not so severely injured as was thought at first. He will probably be able to make his appearance among his friends in a few days.