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 The story is given in greater detail in another article in the //Hartford Herald// (of Hartford, KY,) the following day.  With the news of John’s death, T. J . Griffith, a friend of the deceased from [[Walton]], went to the Sleet homestead and searched the grounds under Cass’ direction. ​ The treasure-hunters eventually found seven fruit tins containing: $13,000 in gold, $2,000 in silver and paper currency, and Richard Sleet’s deposit book for the Farmer’s and Trader’s Bank of Covington. ​ His account had a balance of $5000. The story is given in greater detail in another article in the //Hartford Herald// (of Hartford, KY,) the following day.  With the news of John’s death, T. J . Griffith, a friend of the deceased from [[Walton]], went to the Sleet homestead and searched the grounds under Cass’ direction. ​ The treasure-hunters eventually found seven fruit tins containing: $13,000 in gold, $2,000 in silver and paper currency, and Richard Sleet’s deposit book for the Farmer’s and Trader’s Bank of Covington. ​ His account had a balance of $5000.
  
-An additional find on the property was the will of John M. Sleet, which provided $2000 for the support of Cass, who was in her 70s at the time of John Sleet’s death. There is a lingering mystery, however. ​ Cass specifically remembered burying a total of nine quart size tins full of money, gold and silver. ​ No reports have ever surfaced of the remaining two tins of treasure. ​ +An additional find on the property was the will of John M. Sleet, which provided $2000 for the support of Cass, who was in her seventies ​at the time of John Sleet’s death. There is a lingering mystery, however. ​ Cass specifically remembered burying a total of nine quart size tins full of money, gold and silver. ​ No reports have ever surfaced of the remaining two tins of treasure. ​
  
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