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January

 

 

01/05/1853

Folder F3753:226, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Battalion Brigadier General E.S. Hitchcock to Governor Bigler asking him to procure an act of Cession by the Legislature of certain lands near Benicia already given to the U.S. by citizens of Benicia. Says customary to ask for act. Written at Headquarters, Pacific Division, San Francisco, January 5, 1853.

 

01/14/1853

Folder F3753:227, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Bigler to Battalion Brigadier General Hitchcock, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, U.S. Army, informing Hitchcock that his request for a cession of state land to the U.S. is covered by an act of the California Legislature in 1852. Sends him a copy of state statutes and cites appropriate chapters.
Written in Vallejo, January 14, 1853.

 

01/18/1853

L. Lea to Ed. F. Beale, January 18, 1853, 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. 33 (688).

Reassigns Mckee to the position of Indian agent.

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01/30/1853

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, 79.

Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 34-35.

U.S. military post Fort Humboldt established on Humboldt Bay at the mouth of the Humboldt River on high bluff, Bucksport on low ground between fort and the bay.

Camps associated with Fort Humboldt:
Fort Anderson/Camp Anderson
Camp Armstrong
Fort Baker
Camp Boynton Prairie
Camp Crescent City
Camp Curtis
Camp Grant
Fort Iaqua
Lighthouse Point
Camp Lippitt
Camp Liscom Hill
Camp Lyon
Camp Mattole
Newkirk’s Mill Post
Camp Olney
Orleans Bar Post
Camp Pardee’s Ranch
Camp Redwood
Fort Seward

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

02/16/1853

Folder F3753:223, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Bigler to Senate and Assembly of California extolling virtues of Captain Ben Wright and Sheriff McDermitt, Siskiyou County for defending citizens there against Indians. Also transmits papers received from them (missing). Written at Executive Department, Benicia, February 16, 1853.

 

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Folder F3753:224, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Resolution by Assembly asking Congress to pay for services and supplies incurred during various Indian
Expeditions in California. Asks Governor to forward copy to each California Congressman. Location and date written unknown.

 

 

 

March

 

 

03/03/1853

Alex H.H. Stuart to W.K. Sebastian, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, March 3, 1853, in Letter From the Secretary of the Interior Communicating the Report of Edward F. Beale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, Respecting the Condition of Indian Affairs in that State, Sen. Exec. Docs., 32 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 7, Doc. 57, pp. 1-18 (665). [Includes enclosed report of Edward F. Beale, Superintendent of California Indian Affairs, and correspondence from Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs.]

Mentions massacre at “Happy Camp”.

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03/06/1853

“Exciting News from Tehama – Indian Thefts- Terrible Vengeance of the Whites” San Francisco Daily Alta, March 6, 1853, p.2, col. 3

Breckenridge, Deer Creek, Pine Creek, small pox used as a weapon against Indians

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April

 

 

04/02/1853

“[The Indians About Shasta.]” Placer Herald, April 2, 1853: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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04/13/1853

R. McClelland to E.F. Beale, April 13, 1853, document no. 89 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 464-466 (710).

 

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04/14/1853

R. Mclelland to Edward F. Beale, April 14, 1853, document no. 90 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, p. 466 (710).

 

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04/23/1853

Arrival of the Golden Gate, Sixteen Days Later News [Regards Beale and military reservations.] Placer Herald, April 23, 1853: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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04/30/1853

“Large Gathering of Friendly Indians,” Placer Herald, April 30, 1853, p. 1, col. 4.

 

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May

 

 

05/03/1853

“From the Extreme North,” Placerville Herald, May 3, 1853, p. 4, col. 2.

 

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05/14/1853

“From Shasta, ”Placer Herald, May 14, 1853, p. 1, col. 3.

 

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05/19/1853

Folder F3753:212, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from William Rose to Dr. Pierce, State Comptroller, asking payment for furnishing a mule for 62 days to Captain Wright’s mounted volunteer company in 1852. Two affidavits accompany letter swearing to facts as stated. Written in Siskiyou County, May 19, 1853.

 

05/30/1853

Folder F3753:213, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Elias Stone to W. Pierce, State Comptroller asking $200.00 for board and case of I.W. San Banack, commissary officers for Captain Wright’s Mounted Volunteers. Attached are affidavits that only Stone cared for San Banack by county clerk and Stone. Also letter from San Banack to Pierce warning against a Dr. Ironside trying to collect mileage and board for wounded; neither performed! Written in Yreka, May 30, 1853.

 

 

 

June

 

 

06/04/853

“Indian Affairs.” Los Angeles Star, June 4, 1853: p. 2, col. 1.

Regards Indian Reservations, Beale

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06/18/1853

“The Diggers’ Fandango,” Placer Herald, June 18, 1853, p. 2, col. 2.

 

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July

 

 

 

07/16/1853

“For the Placerville Herald – July 9, 1853, Camp Creek,” Placer Herald, July 16, 1853, p. 2, col. 3

 

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August

 

 

08/03/53

Geo. W. Manypenny, “Circular to Agents and Sub-Agents,” August 3, 1853, document no. 101 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 515-516 (746).

 

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08/11/1853

“The Citizens of Yreka have recently killed twenty-five out of band of thirty Indians,” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), August 11, 1853, p. 2, col. 3.

 

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08/13/1853

“The Yreka Herald,” Placerville Herald, August 13, 1853, p. 2, col. 4

Reports livestock stolen by Indians

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08/22/1853

E.F. Beale to G.W. Manypenny, August 22, 1853, document no. 91 of “Report of the Commissioner of the Indian Affairs,” H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. I, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 467-469 (710).

Letter to G.W. Manypenny asking for flexibility in establishing agrarian reservations for Indians.

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08/26/53

“The Indian War” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), September 1, 1853: p.2, col.2.

 

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September

 

 

09/01/1853

“The Indians” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), September 1, 1853: p.2, col. 2.

 

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09/02/1853

“Another Battle with the Indians.” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), September 2, 1853: p.2, col. 4.

 

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09/02/1853

“Late and Important. More Indian Fighting.” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), September 2, 1853: p.2, col. 4.

 

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09/02/1853

“One man shot dead and five wounded.” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), September 2, 1853: p.2, cols. 4-5.

 

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09/03/1852

“[Totas Tribe and Smallpox.]” Placerville Herald, September 3, 1853: p. 1, col. 3.

 

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09/04/1853

George Stoneman, R.S. Williamson, JNO G. Parke, to E.F. Beale, September 4, 1853, document no. 99 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 478-479 (710).

States opinions regarding the establishment of and locations for reservations.

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09/03/1853

“The Indians.” Daily Evening Herald (Marysville), September 3, 1853: p.2, col. 3.

 

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09/20/1853

H.B. Edwards to Supt. Beale, September 20, 1853, document no. 93 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 472-474 (710).

Reports the establishment of a reservation on the San Joaquin River.

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09/27/1853

E.F. Beale to Wm. M. Gwin and M.S. Latham, September 27, 1853, document no. 95 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 475-476 (710).

Proposes purchasing land for the establishment of reservations.

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09/30/1853

E.F. Beale to Geo. W. Manypenny, September 30, 1853, document no. 92 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 469-472 (710).

States acceptance of agricultural training plan proposed to Indians.

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October

 

 

10/02/1853

John B. Weller to E.F. Beale, October 2, 1853, document no. 97 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 476-477 (710).

States that reservations are necessary for the protection of California tribes, but opposes the sizes granted by law.

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10/10/1853

E.F. Beale to George W. Manypenny, October 10, 1853, document no. 94 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 474-475 (710).

Transmits letters of congressional delegates of CA on the subject of the purchase of Spanish grants for Indian reservations.

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10/14/1853

J.A. McDougal to E.F. Beale, October 14, 1853, document no. 98 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 477-478 (710).

States information regarding the acquisition of land for reservations.

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November

 

 

11/18/1853

G.W. Manny Penny to E.F. Beale, November 18, 1853, document no. 101 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, pp. 480-481 (710).

Comments on letters received indicating the progress made in the execution of the plan for the removal and subsistence of the California Indians.

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12/26/1853

Folder F3753:214, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J.P. Goodall to H.H. McMeans, Clerk of War Board forwarding papers of G.G. Holmes and his own for payment for service in Captain Wright’s California Mounted Volunteers. Written in Yreka, December 26, 1853.

 

 

 

December

 

1853

Ed. E. Cheevers, “Estimate of Expenses of Removing Five Hundred Indians from Guber (Feather River) to Indian Reserve, by Land,” document no. 100 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Doc. 1, p. 480 (710).

No copy of document; citation only.

 

11/26/1853

Geo. W. Manypenny, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, November 26, 1853, H. Exec. Docs., 33 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 1,, Pt. 1, Doc. 1 pp. 243-267 (710).

Pages 258-259 discuss Indian affairs in California

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12/26/1853

Folder F3753:214, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J.P. Goodall to H.H. McMeans, Clerk of War Board forwarding papers of G.G. Holmes and his own for payment for service in Captain Wright’s California Mounted Volunteers. Written in Yreka, December 26, 1853.

 

 

 

 

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