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08/15/1846

“Prospectus.” The Californian, August 15, 1846: p. 1, col. 1. Published in Monterey, California. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

“This is the first paper ever published in California…The principles that govern us in conducting can be be set forth in a few words…we shall urge the organization of interior defences sufficient to protect the property of citizens from the depredations of the wild Indians.”

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08/15/1846

“Indian Excursion.” The Californian, August 15, 1846: p. 2, col. 2. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

Captain Fauntleroy, Company A, California Dragoons, stationed at San Juan “being informed of some depredation having been committed by some wild Indians, left his quarters with a detachment of twenty men…”

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08/15/1846

“Items.” The Californian, August 15, 1846: p. 2, col. 2. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

“We understand that Purser Watmough of the Portsmouth, with a small party, is at the pueblo above [San Jose], for the purpose of keeping a lookout for the horse thief Indians.”

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08/22/1846

“Lt. McLane of the First Dragoons….” The Californian, August 22, 1846: p. 2, col. 1. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

“The only effectual means of stopping their inroads upon the property of the country, will be to attack them [Indians] in their villages in the California Mountains.”

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09/05/1846

“To The People of California.” The Californian, September 5, 1846: p. 2, col. 1.

Discusses armed protection of California citizens against Indians and Mexicans.

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09/26/1846

“Return of the Expedition Under the Charge of Purser James A.Watmough, from the California Mountains.” The Californian, September 26, 1846: p. 1, col. 1. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

A company of 40 men reached San Jose after a two week campaign killing and wounding several Indians “in the various skirmishes at the Indian camps”

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11/07/1846

“The Indians.” The Californian, November 7, 1846: p. 2, col. 2.  California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

Capt.Montgomery, commandant of the northern district issued a proclamation: “It having come to the attention of the Commander-in-Chief of this district, that persons have been and still are impressing Indians and holding to service, Indians against their will, without any legal contract, and without a due regard to their rights as freemen where not under legal contract for service…”

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12/26/1846

“Indian Horse Stealing.” The Californian, December 26, 1846: p. 2, col. 1-2. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu/.

Colonel Fremont; San Juan Bautista; Tulares

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