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January

 

 

01/05/1852

Treaty K made at Village of Temecula by O.M. Wozencraft

Printed in Indian Tribes of California, Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, March 23, 1920. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920), 31-33.

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01/05/1852

Treaty K made at Village of Temecula by O.M. Wozencraft

Manuscript copy in the National Archives.

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01/05/1852

G.W. Barbour to Luke Lea, January 5, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 9, Doc. 61, pp. 2-7 (620).

Letter to Luke Lea; Includes correspondence and receipts from Adam Johnston and John C. Fremont related to beef purchases for the reservations.

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01/05/1852

RG75 General Records, 1824-1907, Ltrs Received 1824-80 Box 0043 PI-163 Entry 79

San Luis Rey, California Jany 5, 1852 “Copy of Treaty made concluded at the Village of Temecula, State of California 5th January 1852, between O.M. Wozencraft, U.S. Indian Agent and the Captains, Headmen of the ‘San Luis Rey’ &c, Nations of Indians”

 

01/07/1852

Treaty L made at Village of Santa Ysabel by O.M. Wozencraft

Printed in Indian Tribes of California, Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, March 23, 1920. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920), 33-35.

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01/07/1852

Treaty L made at Village of Santa Ysabel by O.M. Wozencraft

Manuscript copy in the National Archives.

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01/07/1852

RG75 General Records, 1824-1907, Ltrs Received 1824-80 Box 0043 PI-163 Entry 79

Digeno California “Copy of Treaty made concluded at the village of Santa Ysabel, State of California 7th January 1852, between O.M. Wozencraft, U.S. Indian Agent and the Captains, Headmen of the “Diguino Nation of Indians”

 

01/09/1852

Adam Johnston to Luke Lea, January 9, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 236-239 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/09/1852

L. Lea to O.M. Wozencraft, January 9, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 24 (688).

Transmits letter of termination to Johnston.

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01/09/1852

L. Lea to Ad. Johnston, January 9, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 24 (688).

Terminates Johnston’s position as sub-agent for the Indians.

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01/10/1852

“Arrival of the Indian Commissioner.” San Diego Herald, January 10, 1852: p. 3, col. 2.

 

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01/15/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, January 15, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 239-240 (688).

Lists treaties and expenditures.

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01/23/1852

JNO. Walker, Affidavit of JNO. Walker, January 23, 1852, in Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th instant, copies of letters and vouchers in support of claims presented by and allowed to John C. Fremont, Sen. Exec. Docs., 34 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 16, Doc. 109, p. 31 (825).

Affidavit of Jno. Walker; Declares Fremont’s beef prices were below the current prices and resulted in great expense to Fremont.

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01/24/1852

Thomas H. Benton, for Colonel Fremont, to Alex H.H. Stuart, Referred to office of Indian Affairs January 24, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 9, Doc. 61, pp. 13-18 (620).

Letter to Mr. Stuart; Includes correspondence and statements from John C. Fremont, G.W. Barbour, John Walker, Joseph McCorkle, Henry B. Edwards, and E.F. Beale.

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01/24/1852

Jos. W. McCorkle to Thomas H. Benton, January 24, 1852, in Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th instant, copies of letters and vouchers in support of claims presented by and allowed to John C. Fremont, Sen. Exec. Docs., 34 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 16, Doc. 109, pp. 31-32 (825).

Letter to Thomas H. Benton; Responds to enquiry regarding beef prices.

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01/24/1852

H. B. Edwards, Affidavit of Henry B. Edwards, January 24, 1852, in Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th instant, copies of letters and vouchers in support of claims presented by and allowed to John C. Fremont, Sen. Exec. Docs., 34 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 16, Doc. 109, pp. 32-33 (825).

Affidavit of Henry B. Edwards; Describes assisting Fremont with delivery of beef.

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01/24/1852

Edward F. Beale, Affidavit of Edward F. Beale, January 24, 1852, in Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th instant, copies of letters and vouchers in support of claims presented by and allowed to John C. Fremont, Sen. Exec. Docs., 34 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 16, Doc. 109, p. 33 (825).

Affidavit of Edward F. Beale; Discusses beef contract.

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01/24/1852

“Indian Affairs.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 24, 1852: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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01/27/1852

“Address of Col. R. Mckee.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 27, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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01/29/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to Luke Lea, January 29, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 240-241 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/30/1852

R. McKee to Luke Lea, January 30, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 247 (688).

Refers to payment of bill “for beef and flour, for treaty, May 13, 1851.”

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01/30/1852

L. Lea to R. McKee, January 30, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 24-25 (688).

Letter to McKee directing him to “draught such measures for the correction of abuses” referred to in letter between the Secretaries of War and the Interior.”

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01/30/1852

Adam Johnston to L. Lea, January 30, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 241-247 (688).

Mercede Indian Reservation; Discusses trouble between Indians and miners, trade and living conditions. Advocates for superintendent of Indian affairs located in San Francisco. Includes map.

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01/30/1852

“Indian Affairs.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 30, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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01/31/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, January 31, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 247-249 (688).

Discusses treaties of 1851, value of reservation lands and California Indian wars.

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February

 

 

02/02/1852

“Address of Dr. Wozencraft.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 2, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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02/02/1852

G.W. Barbour, Report to Luke Lea, February 2, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 249-268 (688).

Consists of Barbour’s observations of the “manners, habits, customs, and extent of civilization of the various tribes of Indians…in the State of California.” Mentions treaty negotiations with specific tribes. Includes enclosures A-E.

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02/02/1852

G.W. Barbour to President Fillmore, February 2, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 268 (688).

Offers resignation as Indian agent for California.

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02/04/1852

L. Lea to Redick McKee, February 4, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 25 (688).

Requests that McKee forward the treaties to the Dept. of the Interior.

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02/09/1852

“Late from Shasta Plains — Indian Troubles.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 9, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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02/09/1852

“Indian Reservations – Gov. Bigler’s Special Message.” Alta California, February 9, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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02/13/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to Luke Lea, February 13, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 9, Doc. 61, pp. 7-9 (620).

 

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02/14/1852

“California Legislation.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 14, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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02/15/1852

“The Indian Reservations.” Alta California, February 15, 1852: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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02/16/1852

Folder F3753:221, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from State Senate to Governor Bigler asking for all paperwork filed in his office pertaining to part Indian hostilities to include correspondence with U.S. authorities. Written in Sacramento, February 16, 1852.

 

02/17/1852

“Latest From Shasta — Street Fight — Indian Depredation — Expedition against the Pitt River Indians — Thirty Killed and Twenty-five Rancherias Burned.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 17, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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02/17/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, February 17, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 9, Doc. 61, pp. 9-11 (620).

 

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02/18/1852

O. M. Wozencraft to L. Lea, February 18, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4., pp. 285-290 (688).

Amount of Debts and Liabilities of the Indian Department in California Referred to in R. McKee’s Letter to Hon. Luke Lea of Feb. 17, 1852.

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02/24/1852

“Loose Legislation, or Legislation with a Looseners! — “Indian Reservations” Again.” San Francisco Daily Alta, February 24, 1852: p. 2. col. 4.

 

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02/25/1852

Adam Johnston to L. Lea, February 25, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 293 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

02/27/1852

Folder F3753:222, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report from Governor Bigler to State Senate complying with request for all original papers relating to Indian affairs. Governor lists following headings: Gila Expedition; El Dorado Expedition; Utah Expedition; Mariposa Expedition; Monterey Expedition; Clear Lake Expedition; Contra Costa Expedition; Los Angeles Expedition; Correspondence with U.S. Office and Commission; Legislative Resolution; Miscellaneous. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, February 27, 1852.

 

02/28/1852

“Late and Important from Shasta — Indian Depredations — 30 Indians Killed.” Sacramento Daily Union, February 28, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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March

 

 

 

03/02/1852

“Indian Depredations In Butte County, Sacramento Daily Union, March 2, 1852, p. 2, col. 3.

 

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03/04/1852

Adam Johnston to L. Lea, March 4, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 295 (688).

Acknowledges Johnston’s receipt of severance notice in connection with the Indian Department.

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03/05/1852

“Indian Hostilities in Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 5, 1852: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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03/06/1852

RG75 General Records, 1824-1907, Ltrs Received 1824-80 Box 0043 PI-163 Entry 79

True copy of Act to provide for the appointment of a Supt of Indian Affairs in California [law approved 3/3/1852]

 

03/06/1851

George Ryer to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, March 6, 1851 [1852], in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 9, Doc. 61, pp. 18-19 (620).

Letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs; Includes extracts of a letter from Adam Johnston authorizing Doctor W.M. Ryer to vaccinate the Indians.

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03/09/1852

“Indian Outrage in Shasta — Murders of McKinney and Capt. Gillmore.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 9, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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03/10/1852

“Interesting Intelligence from Shasta — Particulars of the Late Indian Disturbances.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 10, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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03/13/182

“Indian Reservations.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 13, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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03/13/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, March 13, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 295-297 (688).

Refers to McKee’s written reports regarding Indians and legislative opposition to Indian Affairs’ treaties.

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03/15/1852

“The Joint Resolution.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 15, 1852: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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03/19/1852

“The Klamath Volunteers,” Sacramento Daily Union, March 19, 1852 p. 2, col. 3

Colonel Harper, Klamath Volunteers, prepared estimates of cost to fight with Indians, submitted to Legislature for reimbursement.

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03/22/1852

“Public Meeting at the Capital.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 22, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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03/24/1852

“Address of Col. Reddick McKee.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 24, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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03/25/1852

“Address of Col. Reddick McKee.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 25, 1852: p. 4, cols. 1-6.

 

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03/25/1852

“Col. McKee’s Speech.” Sacramento Daily Union, March 25, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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April

 

 

 

04/01/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, April 1, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 298-299 (688).

Discusses “abuses” referred to in Wessell’s report and observations of the military’s attitude toward civilians in Indian affairs management.

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04/05/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

Redick McKee Letter To Governor Bigler

 

04/05/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, April 5, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 325-326 (688).

Refers to murder of Indians at Indian Flat.

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04/07/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

McKee ltr to Brig. Gen. Hitchcock

 

04/07/1852

R. McKee to E. A. Hitchcock, April 7, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 318-319 (688).

Disbursing Agency Indian Department in California; Discusses “brutal outrages” committed by whites on the Indians of Humboldt Bay and Eel River.

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04/09/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

Gov. Bigler ltr. To McKee

 

04/09/1852

John Bigler to R. McKee, April 9, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 312-314 (688).

Bigler notes discrepancies between McKee’s reports of white atrocities in Northern California versus some legislators’ reports of Indian atrocities. States he will ultimately acquit the white citizens residing in the northern counties of the charge of murder.

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04/12/1852

“Indian Disturbances in the North.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 12, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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04/12/1952

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

Redick McKee to Gov. Bigler

 

04/12/1852

R. McKee to Governor Bigler, April 12, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 314-318 (688)

Responds to Bigler’s letter of April 9 on Indian-White hostilities to the North.

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Undated

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

Evening Picayune news article: “Indian Superintendent for California” Amicus

 

04/13/1852

“Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 13, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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04/13/1852

L. Lea to the Secretary of the Interior, April 13, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian agents in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 9, Doc. 61, pp. 1-2 (620).

 

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04/13/1852

M21 Roll 46 Ltrs. Sent by OIA 4-1-1852 to 1-20-1853

Lea ltr. To Davis re: History of Indian tribes

 

04/15/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

Gov. Bigler to McKee

 

04/15/1852

John Bigler to Redick McKee, April 15, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 319-320 (688).

States that McKee’s treaties will probably not be approved; no outrages were committed by Whites on Indians.

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04/15/1852

W.A. Graham to William R. King, April 15, 1852, Sen. Ex. Docs., 32nd Cong., 1st Sess., Doc. 61 (620).

Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to debts contracted by Indian Agents in California (1st page only)

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04/16/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

McKee to Gov. Bigler

 

04/17/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

McKee and Bigler corresp.; received 05/18/1852

 

04/17/1852

R. McKee. To Luke Lea, April 17, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 309-310 (688).

Transmits copies of letters illustrating the partisan nature of California politicians with respect to Indian Affairs.

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04/18/1852

Folder F3753:195, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from citizens of Trinity County asking for help against Indians from Governor. Says two men killed – property lost – asks permission to raise two companies of riflemen. Written from Weaverville, April 18, 1852.

 

04/21/1852

“Indian Superintendency for California.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 21, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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04/27/1852

“From the Interior — Trinity.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 27, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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04/28/1852

“Rusticus and the Indian Commissioners.” Sacramento Daily Union, April 28, 1852: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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May

 

05/04/1852

“Federal Appointments.” Sacramento Daily Union, May 4, 1852: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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05/04/1852

“Sacramento News, Terrible Retribution! One Hundred and Eighty Indians Slaughtered!!” San Francisco Daily Alta, May 4, 1852: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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05/10/1852

M21 Roll 46 Ltrs. Sent by OIA 4-1-1852 to 1-20-1853

Lea ltr to Beale: “Having heretofore requested you to examine carefully the treaties made with the Indians in California, I have now to request that you will submit to me in writing and with the least possible delay, your views as to the merits of said treaties and particularly as to the expediency of ratifying or rejecting them.”

 

05/10/1852

L. Lea to E. F. Beale, May 10, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 26 (688).

Requests Beale’s opinion on treaties:
“Having heretofore requested you to examine carefully the treaties made with the Indians in California, I have now to request that you will submit to me in writing and with the least possible delay, your views as to the merits of said treaties and particularly as to the expediency of ratifying or rejecting them.”

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05/11/1852

Edward F. Beale to L. Lea, May 11, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 326-330 (688).

Defends treaties and offers some recommendations for improvement of reservations.

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05/13/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

War Dept. secretary submits information of Sec. Of Interior, 2 ltrs. from Hitchcock (3/27 and 31, 1852) both on subject of Indian Affairs in CA. Referred to Comm. Of Indian Affairs, who after perusal to the War Dept. 5/15/1852. Alex H.H. Stuart.

 

5/13/1852

RG75 Records of the BIA, General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Rec’d 1824-1880, Box 0043 PI-163, Entry 79

 

 

05/14/1852

“Indian Difficulties.” Sacramento Daily Union, May 14, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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05/14/1852

R. McKee to Editors of Times and Transcript, Sacramento City, May 14, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 330-332 (688).

 

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05/15/1852

R. McKee to V.E. Greiger and Co., Editors Daily Democratic State Journal, May 15, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 332 (688).

Addresses press regarding unpaid contracts.

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05/15/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, May 15, 1852, in Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 11th instant, copies of letters and vouchers in support of claims presented by and allowed to John C. Fremont, Sen. Exec. Docs., 34 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 16, Doc. 109, pp. 24-25 (825).

 

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05/17/1852

“Churn Creek — Indian Difficulties.” Sacramento Daily Union, May 17, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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05/17/1852

M21 Roll 46 Ltrs. Sent by OIA 4-1-1852 to 1-20-1853

Lea ltr to McKee and Wozencraft stating may be awhile before a superintendent for CA is appointed; requests full report.
No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/17/1852

L. Lea to Redick McKee, O.M. Wozencraft, May 17, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 26-27 (688).

Requests report detailing all contracts, debts, and liabilities made by the agents.

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05/17/1852

L. Lea to R. McKee, May 17, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 27 (688).

States that McKee has been exposed to unjust prejudice due to his son’s connection to a problematic financial transaction.

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05/26/1852

Secondary Sources only:
Prucha, Francis Paul. A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895. Madison: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 101.

Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 64-65.

Strobridge, William F. Regulars in the Redwoods: The U.S. Army in Northern California, 1852-1861. Spokane: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 33-36.

U.S. Military post Fort Reading established
on Cow Creek, 2 ½ miles from confluence with Sacramento River; Regular Army withdrawn in 1856/57? Reoccupied Dec. 1866, abandoned 1867.

 

05/29/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to Luke Lea, May 29, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 332-333 (688).

Reports that the Indians in Wozencraft’s district are lacking adequate food.

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05/31/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to L. Lea, May 31, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 333-334 (688).

States that the outcome of the government not fulfilling its obligations to Indians could be a war of extermination.

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June

 

 

06/04/1852

“Another Murder by the Indians — Three of the Murderers Hung!” Sacramento Daily Union, June 4, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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06/16/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to Luke Lea, June 16, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with copies of communications received from the agents of the department in California, in relation to debts contracted by them, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 335 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/19/1852

F. Belcher to O.M. Wozencraft, June 19, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with copies of communications received from the agents of the department in California, in relation to debts contracted by them, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 10, Doc. 104, p. 10 (621).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/23/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to Luke Lea, June 23, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with copies of communications received from the agents of the department in California, in relation to debts contracted by them, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 10, Doc. 104, pp. 5-11 (621).

Letter to Luke Lea; Discusses accounts for beef, the situation in the California legislature and Congress respecting the treaties, and how the Indians were upholding their side of the treaties.

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06/23/1852

O. M. Wozencraft to L. Lea, June 23, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4., pp. 336-340 (688).

Reports on the disbursement of food and the costs involved.

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06/26/1852

“Indian Affairs in Shasta — Official Correspondence.” Sacramento Daily Union, June 26, 1852: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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06/27/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to Luke Lea, June 27, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with copies of communications received from the agents of the department in California, in relation to debts contracted by them, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 10, Doc. 104, p. 5 (621).

 

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06/27/1852

Folder F3753: 196, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Communication from citizens living on Salmon and Klamath Rivers to Governor outlining procedures they intend taking against Indians they accuse of murder and theft and of past events leading up to these resolutions. Ask help as can’t afford to miss work. Point out they pay taxes! Signal by John A. Whaley, Secretary. Written at Orleans Bar, Klamath City, June 27, 1852.

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

07/01/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, July 1, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with copies of communications received from the agents of the department in California, in relation to debts contracted by them, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 10, Doc. 104, pp. 2-5 (621).

Letter to Luke Lea; Discusses cattle expenditures and the importance of ratifying the treaties. McKee remarks on the impossibility of removing the Indians from the state and that the only course of action is to “colonize” and “improve” the Indians or exterminate them.

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07/01/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, July 1, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 341-343 (688).

Provides a schedule of debts and summarizes treaties.

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07/06/1852

J.M. Estelle to Redick McKee, July 6, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 347-350 (688).

Answers accusation of selling beef allocated for Indians of Clear Lake to Chenery & Hubbard.

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07/07/1852

U.S. Congress, Senate, Senate Committee on Military Affairs, Report of the Committee on Military Affairs, July 7, 1852, S. Rtps., 32 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 289, pp. 1-2 (631).

Discusses mounted rangers to protect the inhabitants of California from Indian hostilities, etc.

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07/09/1852

Shasta Correspondence [Refers to Indian theft.] “Shasta Correspondence.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 9, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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07/10/1852

“Indian Disturbances — Trinidad Correspondence.” San Francisco Daily Alta, July 10, 1852: p. 1, col. 2.

 

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07/12/1852

Folder F3753:197, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Petition from citizens of Yreka to Governor Bigler asking help against Shasta and Klamath Indians who are gathering and becoming insolent. Asks where are U. S. troops scheduled for area. Say Department Sheriff Whipple led posse against Indians in Scott’s Valley, fought for 1 hour killed two. Written in Yreka, Siskiyou County, July 12, 1852.

 

07/19/1852

“Fight with the Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 19, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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07/22/1852

Folder F3753:197, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Another petition, asking help against Indians. Want 40-50 good rifles and equipment and they will police area for themselves. Would like to be paid also. (Needs transcribed or re-copied). Written in Yreka, Siskiyou County, July 22, 1852.

 

n.d.

Folder F3753:199, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Petition from citizens of Humboldt County to Governor asking him to authorize a force of volunteers under Captain Wright to fight Indians. Written in Humboldt County, No date.

 

07/24/1852

Letter from Governor John Bigler to 59 citizens of Siskiyou County in answer to petition. Bigler states he has seen General Hitchcock, U.S.A. Commander, Pacific Division and troops are on the way for their protection. Written in Sacramento, July 24, 1852.

 

07/27/1852

Redick McKee to E.A. Hitchcock, July 27, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 356-357 (688).

Responds to Hitchcock’s reports that financial impropriety has occurred.

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07/27/1852

Folder F3753:202, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Assistant Adjutant General, Pacific Division, to Major E.H. Fitzgerald enclosing orders to proceed to Fort Redding and draw supplies and thence to Yreka and Weaverville or beyond to calm Indians and prevent war. Use discretion but don’t use force if at all possible. Written at Headquarters, Pacific Division, San Francisco, July 27, 1852.

 

07/29/1852

“From the Interior — Indian Difficulties on Rogue River.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 29, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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07/29/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to L. Lea, July 29, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong. Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 352 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/29/1852

E.A. Hitchcock to R. McKee, July 29, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 359 (688).

Responds to McKee’s rebuttal regarding the improper sale of cattle.

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August

 

 

 

08/17/1852

“Col. Freaner and Party.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 17, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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08/19/1852

Redick McKee to E.A. Hitchcock, August 19, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 359-360 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

08/19/1852

“Troops for the North,” Sacramento Daily Union, August 19, 1852, p. 2, col. 2.

Dragoons proceeding to Shasta; other troops on Golden Gate (ship)

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08/26/1852

“[Of Late the Pitt River Indians.]” Sacramento Daily Union, August 26, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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08/31/1852

E. A. Hitchcock to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, August 31, 1852, document IV of the Report of the Secretary of War, Sen. Exec. Docs., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, p. 30 (659).

Letter; Part of Exhibit IV, “Reports from the Pacific Division — California and Oregon,” in “Report of the Secretary of War,” December 4, 1852.

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08/31/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, August 31, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 358 (688).

Provides Lea with updates regarding financial abuse accusation.

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September

 

 

 

 

09/02/1852

“Small Pox.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 2, 1852: p. 4, col. 1.

 

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09/02/1852

Folder F3753:203, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report from Ben Wright, commander of a group of civilian volunteers to the citizens of Yreka over pursuit of Indians and running fight with them in Tulare Lake. Asks for supplies and 10 more recruits. Written at Bloody Point, September 2, 1852.

 

09/04/1852

L. Lea to Edward F. Beale, September 4, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 28-29 (688).

States that Wozencraft has been removed from his position.

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09/04/1852

L. Lea to Edward F. Beale, September 4, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 29-30 (688).

Consists of post treaty appropriations for tribes.

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09/06/1852

Folder F3753:205, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Resolutions of citizens of Yreka concerning Indian depredations and settlers enroute from Tulare Lake. Forwarded to Governor Bigler. Written in Yreka, September 6, 1852.

 

09/07/1852

Folder F3753:204, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Petition from citizens of Yreka to Governor Bigler asking for help from Indians and authority to officially enroll men now out as volunteer company. Enclose Wright’s report and resolutions of citizens committee. Written in Yreka, September 7, 1852.

 

09/10/1852

Folder F3753:206, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Walter VanDyke to Governor Bigler acknowledging his letter concerning troops coming to area. Says Indian troubles have more or less ended. Written in Trinidad, September 10, 1852.

 

09/14/1852

Memorandum of Conversation with Agent O.M. Wozencraft, September 14, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 368-369 (688).

 

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09/15/1852

Folder F3753:207, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Brigadier General E.A. Hitchcock, Company Commander, Pacific Division, to Governor Bigler telling him Major Fitzgerald was held up but now is on way to Siskiyou County to help citizens. Written at Headquarters Pacific Division, San Francisco, September 15, 1852.

 

09/15/1852

L. Lea to Pearson B. Reading, September 15, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 31 (688).

Appoints Pearson as a special agent.

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09/16/1852

Folder F3753:208, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Brigadier General E.A. Hitchcock, Company Commander, Pacific Division, to Governor Bigler enclosing copy of new instructions for Major Fitzgerald. Says can’t put post toward Oregon Train and has changed destination of some troops. Written at Headquarters, Pacific Division, San Francisco, September 16, 1852.

 

09/16/1852

Folder F3753:209, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

 

Letter from E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General to Major E.H. Fitzgerald modifying his orders of July 27. He is to stay within 100 miles of Yreka during winter if he deems it possible and can send pack train back to Fort Redding for supplies. Written at Headquarters, Pacific Division, San Francisco, September 16, 1852.

 

09/16/1852

E.F. Beale to Luke Lea, September 16, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 361 (688).

Reports mismanagement in relation to the beef contracts for the fulfillment of the stipulations of the treaties. Mentions the rejection of the treaties by the Senate.

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09/17/1852

“U.S. Troops for Shasta,” Sacramento Daily Union, September 17, 1852, p. 2, col. 2.

1st Regiment of Calvary proceeding to Shasta.

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09/20/1852

“From Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 20, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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09/20/1852

Folder F3753:210, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Brigadier General Hitchcock to Governor Bigler to the effect he has assigned Colonel George Wright and four companies, including two dragoons to Northern Districts to protect from Indians. Written at Headquarters, Pacific Division, Benicia, September 20, 1852.

 

09/21/1852

Joel H. Brooks to E.F. Beale, September 21, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 369-370 (688).

Records the beef shipments that were diverted from Indians.

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09/27/1852

“From the Interior — Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 27, 1852: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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09/30/1852

E.F. Beale to Luke Lea, September 30, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 366-367 (688).

States that Beale no longer has faith in the agents.

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09/30/1852

Redick McKee to Luke Lea, September 30, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 364-365 (688).

Transmits expenditure / account information. States desire to establish a military post near the Klamath and Shasta river.

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09/__/1852

Folder F3753:211, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from H.S. Lewis (Ferries?) to Governor Bigler complaining of failure of State and Federal Governments to aid locals against Indians. Says people are talking of seizing state monies from County Treasure. Complains about U.S. Army – says can’t fight like Wayne and Jackson. Says send blank commissions and muster rolls, suggests men to organize companies. Written in Yreka, September 1852.

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

10/04/1852

“From the Interior — Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, October 4, 1852: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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10/16/1852

Secondary Sources only:
Prucha, Francis Paul. A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895. Madison: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 82.

Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 38-39.

U.S. military post Fort Jones established on Scott River, in Scott’s Valley between the Salmon and Siskiyou mountains, around 15 miles from Yreka -Regular Army; evacuated 6/23/1858.

 

10/09/1852

“Indian Hunting.” Placer Herald, October 9, 1852: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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10/29/1852

E. A. Hitchcock to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army, October 29, 1852, document IV of the Report of the Secretary of War, Sen. Exec. Docs., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 30-31 (659).

 

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10/29/1852

E.F. Beale to L. Lea, October 29, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 373-374 (688).

Proposes post-treaty plan to establish outposts near Indian reservations.

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10/31/1852

E.A. Hitchcock to Luke Lea, October 31, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 374-375 (688).

States agreement with Beale’s plan to establish military outposts on reservations.

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November

11/01/1852

“From the Interior — Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, November 1, 1852: p. 3, col. 2.

The U.S. Troops under Fitzgerald

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11/01/1852

M18 Roll 40 Records of the OIA Registers of Ltrs. Received, 1824-1880; 1-1-1852 to 12-31-1852

Beale reports his arrival in San Francisco.
No copy of document; citation only.

 

11/10/1852

P. B. Reading to E.F. Beale, November 10, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 375-376 (688).

States agreement with Beale’s plan to establish military outposts on reservations

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11/11/1852

E.F. Beale to Benjamin D. Wilson, November 11, 1852, Sen. Ex. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, 376 (688).

Transmits list of items to be offered as presents to the Indians.

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11/11/1852

B.D. Wilson to E. F. Beale, November 11, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 376-377 (688).

Reports that the items sent as gifts from the government to the Indians are useless.

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11/15/1852

E.F. Beale to Luke Lea, November 15, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 375 (688).

Proposes the settlement of Indian affairs to the consideration of special agent P.B. Reading.

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11/20/1852

“Indian Movements.” Placer Herald, November 20, 1852: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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11/20/1852

O.M. Wozencraft to E. F. Beale, November 20, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, p. 405 (688).

Turns over all government property in Wozencraft’s possession.

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11/22/1852

E.F. Beale to Luke Lea, November 22, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 377-380 (688).

Reports the condition of the Indians and their relations to Whites throughout the state.

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11/30/1852

E.F. Beale to O.M. Wozencraft, November 30, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 389-390 (688).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

11/30/1852

L. Lea, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, November 30, 1852, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 293-305 (658).

Discusses California on page 300.

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December

 

 

 

12/04/1852

“Indian Difficulties.” Sacramento Daily Union, December 4, 1852: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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12/04/1852

Alex H.H. Staurt, Report of the Secretary of the Interior, December 4, 1852, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 25-49 (658).

Discusses California Indian Affairs on pg. 32.

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12/04/1852

C.M. Conrad, Report of the Secretary of War, December 4, 1852, Sen. Exec. Docs., Vol. 2, Doc. 1, pp. 3-12 (659).

 

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12/06/1852

Millard Fillmore, Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Second Congress, December 6, 1852, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1 pp. 3-21 (658).

Relevant discussion of California treaties on pgs. 10-11.

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12/14/1852

E.F. Beale to L. Lea, December 14, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 390-392 (688).

Proposes that a reservation be built between the San Joaquin and Fresno Rivers.

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12/15/1852

“Cruel Treatment of Indians in Contra Costa,” San Francisco Herald, p. 2, col. 3.

Slavery. No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/23/1852

E.F. Beale to L. Lea, December 23, 1852, in Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a copy of the correspondence between the Department of the Interior and the Indian agents and commissioners in California, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., Spec. Sess., Doc. 4, pp. 392-393 (688).

 

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