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01/15/1848

“Sir.” California Star, January 15, 1848: p. 4, col. 2.

Editorial on subject of Indian relations. Recommends apprenticeship; published first in The Californian.

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01/29/1848

“[For the California Star — Mr. Editor.]” California Star, January 29, 1848: p. 3, col. 2.

For the California Star — Mr. Editor. Discusses “enslavement” of Indians through apprenticeship.

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02/26/1848

“[Cal. Star’s Sonoma Correspondent. Mr. Editor.]” California Star, February 26, 1848: p. 2, col. 3.

Cal. Star’s Sonoma Correspondent. Mr. Editor. Pacific’s response to Humanitas letter.; “[Cal. Star’s Sonoma Correspondent. Mr. Editor.]”

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03/11/1848

“[Cal. Star’s Sonoma Correspondence. Mr. Editor.]”
“Humanitas” (Correspondent); “Pacific” (Correspondent); Sonoma; California Star, March 11, 1848.

Cal. Star’s Sonoma Correspondence. Mr. Editor. Discusses “unfitness of Americans to have any intercourse with, or any control over Indians.”

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03/15/1848

“Slavery in California.” The Californian, March 15, 1848: p.2, cols.1-2.

Slavery

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04/01/1848

“Fork or Kings Lake.” California Star, April 1, 1848: p. 4, col. 4. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu.

“The Indians inhabiting that region [San Joaquin] are the only obstacle to immediate settlement.”

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04/01/1848

“Clear Lake.” California Star, April 1, 1848: p. 5, col. 3. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu.

“The valley around this lake is thought to be abundantly sufficient to supply, at least, ten thousand inhabitants; at present unoccupied, except by Indians, who are entirely inoffensive, and would, if properly treated, perform much of the labor of opening farms.”

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08/14/1848

“Glorious News. Ratification of the Treaty of Peace. End of the War.” The Californian, August 14, 1848: p.2, cols.1-2.

Mentions that before settlers arrived in California, Indians didn’t know the value of gold; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

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8/14/1848

“The Gold Mine.” The Californian, August 14, 1848: p.2, cols.1-2. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu.

Describes gold discovery at the saw mill on the American Fork of the Sacramento; reports “There are now about four thousand white persons, besides a number of Indians engaged in the mines, and from the fact that no capital is required, they are working in companies on equal shares or alone with their basket.”

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11/18/1848

“From the Placer – Indian Outrage. California Star and Californian, November 18, 1848: p. 2, col. 4. California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu.

“The Indian perpetrators…are a of a numerous tribe highly incensed against the whites, particularly against the emigrants late from Oregon, having received injuries from the later not long since…”

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