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January

 

 

01/07/1858

Folder F3753:301, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J.R. Gitchell to Governor Weller, asking for the vacated position of Commanding General, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, California Militia. Says General Jefferson Hunt has left San Besdou for Salt Lake City along with his wives and goods. Written in San Diego, January 7, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/09/1858

“Indian Women — Their Treatment.” Trinity Weekly Journal, January 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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1858

Secondary Source only:

Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 82.

Camp Pardee’s Ranch established on the old Trinity Trail between Eureka and the Trinity River, Humboldt County.

 

01/09/1858

Sierra Rangers. Item No.: B3413-1, 2nd Brigade

 

 

01/12/1858

Folder F3753:302, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from John Deuel on behalf of company of volunteers organized to go into service as soon as possible to put down Mormons or hostile Indians. Claim all other companies in Placer County are formed for recreation and militia knowledge not to go on active duty. Cites Yankee Jim’s company and two from Auburn. Says they are ready now. Written in Virginia, Placer County, January 12, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/12/1858

Folder F3753:303, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Captain E. Springer, Company Commander, Grizzley’s (sic) Volunteers, to Governor Weller stating they are organized and ready to go to Utah. All men are athletic and frontiersmen, used to company life. Written at Grizzly Flat, January 12, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/12/1858

Folder F3753:304, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Captain A.H. Mitchell, Company Commander, Company Volunteers from Tulare County to Governor Weller volunteering his company of mounted riflemen for Mormon War. All ready to go as soon as possible. Written in Sacramento, January 12, 1858.

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01/14/1858

Folder F3753:305, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Captain Isaac Hare, Company Commander, Shasta Guards to Governor Weller volunteering his company of volunteers for active duty in even Federal Government calls on California for troops to assist in putting down Mormon Rebellion. Written in Horsetown, January 14, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/15/1858

Folder F3753:306, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Wm. McCluse to Governor Weller stating young men in area have organized volunteer company of 80 with Wm. Wright the Captain. Ready to go if state requisitioned for troops to march on Utah. Written at Yankee Jim’s, January 15, 1858.

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01/16/1858

Folder F3753:307, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Captain Wm. Wright, Company Commander, Company of Volunteers to Governor Weller volunteering company in event needed by state or General government for Mormon Rebellion. Written at Amory Hall, Yankee Jim’s, January 16, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/17/1858

“Cruelty to Squaws.” Alta California, January 17, 1858, p. 1, col. 3.

 

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01/20/1858

Folder F3753:308, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Alonzo Wakeman to Governor Weller requesting he be considered for a staff officer position in the event a Regiment or Regiments are raised for war. Would like to be Quartermaster specifically. Written at Fort Walla Walla, W.T., January 20, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/21/1858

Folder F3753:309, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Los Angeles County Clerk, Charles Johnson to Governor Weller introducing a Captain Twist, who commands a volunteer company and hopes to procure arms for his men, including piece of ordinance. Written in Los Angeles, January 21, 1858.

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01/21/1858

Folder F3753:310, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Weller to Captain Wright, Company Commander, Company Volunteers, Yankee Jim’s, acknowledging his offer of service for his company in Mormon War. Says if needed, will be considered for that duty or to preserve civil tribunal of state. Written in Sacramento, January 21, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

01/23/1858

“Indian Affairs in California.” Placer Herald, January 23, 1858, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee, Mendocino reservation

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01/23/1858

“The California Indians and the Reservation System.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 23, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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01/27/1858

“Movement of Soldiers.” Nevada Democrat, January 27, 1858, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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01/27/1858

“News Item: Indian Affairs in California.” Nevada Democrat, January 27, 1858, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee, Mendocino reservations

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February

 

 

02/01/1858

Folder F3753:311, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from S.J. Boling to S.A. Meritt containing list of 74 names of men ready to volunteer as company for Mormon War. Asks Meritt to forward to Governor. Written at Mt. Ophir, February 1, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

02/03/1858

“Indian Thieves.” Red Bluff Beacon, February 3, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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02/13/1858

AG Dead Office File, Row 4, File 7
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 214.
San Francisco Daily Herald, September 24, 1858, p. 2, col. 2
Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860, p. 2, col. 2,3,5,6
Sacramento Union, February 27, 1858, p. 2, col. 5

Nevada Rifles, Fourth Division, Second Brigade, Nevada City, Nevada County

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02/13/1858

Nevada Rifles. Item No.: B3413-1, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division

 

 

02/13/1858

Folder F3753:312, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from E.M. Smith to Governor Weller informing him that 80 good men have volunteered against Mormons and Indians of Utah and are ready to go. Doesn’t know how to proceed further, hopes Governor will inform him. Written in Springfield, February 14, 1858.

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March

 

03/06/1858

“Klamath Indians.” The Placer Herald, March 6, 1858: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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03/10/1858

“More Indian Thieving on Deer Creek.” Red Bluff Beacon, March 10, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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03/10/1858

“Road to Nome Lackee.” Red Bluff Beacon, March 10, 1858, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee; locals want road, coal found on the reservation

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03/15/1858

“Product of Indian Labors on the Klamath Reservation.” Alta California, March 15, 1858: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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03/15/1858

Folder F3753:313, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Andres Pico, Company Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, California Militia to Governor Weller reporting organization and certification of Lanceros de Los Angeles in his command as a volunteer company. Written in Sacramento, March 15, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/17/1858

“The Antelope Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, March 17, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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03/19/1858

“The Indians North.” Sonoma County Journal, March 19, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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03/19/1858

“The Indians on several of the reservations…” San Francisco Evening Bulletin, March 19, 1858: p. 1, col. 1.

 

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03/19/1858

AG Dead Office File, Row 3, File 7
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 217.

Mobile Guard, Company E, (Sierra Batallion), Fourth Division, Second Brigade

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03/19/1858

Mobile Guard . Item No.: B3414-2, 2nd Brigade, Co. E, 4th Division

 

 

03/20/1858

“Legislature Interfering with ‘Domestic Institutions.’” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 20, 1858, p. 2, col. 3.

Slavery

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03/20/1858

“News Items: “The people of Tehama ask of the Legislature…”; Indian Vengeance.” The Placer Herald, March 20, 1858: p. 2, col. 5 & 6.

 

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03/24/1858

Folder F3753:319, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Battalion Major L.B. Tower, Company Commander, Fort Point to Governor Weller informing him U.S. Army about to buy strip of land including north shore of San Francisco Bay entrance (Pt. Caballo, Lime Pt., Pt. Diablo, Pt. Bonita) and will build a fort there (Lime Point), which with one on other side of bay will guard entrance. Asks Governor to get Legislation to pass act giving U.S. Army jurisdiction to low water line. Written in San Francisco, March 24, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/29/1858

Folder F3753:320, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Major L.B. Tower to Governor Weller acknowledging receipt of letter. Says Governor won’t need land description requested as Tower has been informed that legislation in 1852 granted U.S. jurisdiction over lands purchased for Pacific purposes (defense?). Written in San Francisco, March 29, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

03/29/1858

Folder F3753:333, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Battalion Brigadier General Clarke, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Weller stating his troops are spread thin but in response to Weller’s request, he would send a detachment of Dragoons from Fort Crook to region where trouble was reported. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, March 29, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

 

 

April

 

 

04/07/1858

Folder F3753:334, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Compilation of troops in California by location, number, and type (Fort Yuma, 3rd Company Artillery). Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, April 7, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/07/1858

Folder F3753:321, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific, W.W. Mackill to Governor Weller conveying, by order of Commanding General Clarke, a list of all California territory occupied by U.S. Army and current strength of each garrison. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, April 7, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/07/1858

“Indian Trouble in El Dorado.” Nevada Democrat, April 7, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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04/09/1858

“Matters at Red Bluff.” Sonoma County Journal, April 9, 1858: p. 3, col. 3.

 

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04/17/1858

“Indian War Claim — Act Amended.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 17, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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04/19/1858

Browne to Mix, April 19, 1858, Mf. RG 75, Series M 234, Roll 36:33-46; Account of Articles Furnished White and Indian Laborers at McPherson’s Mill, Mf. RG 75, Series M 234, Roll 36:52-66; Browne to Mix, May 4, 1858, Mf. RG 75, Series M 234, Roll 36:70-75; Browne to Mix, July 2, 1858, Mf. RG 75, Series M 234, Roll 36:79-85.
Cited in:
Lynwood Carranco and Estle Beard, Genocide and Vendetta: The Round Valley Wars of Northern California, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981), 70-72, fn 42.

No copy of document; citation only.

Browne in his investigations of Henley found a costly sawmill about five hundred yards from Mendocino Reservation HQ and within reservation boundary line; Dodge, friend of Henley from S.F. set up storefront to sell goods and whiskey; Henley had “bought land that mill and store were on for $963 out of Indian fund; Henley’s sons George and Thomas B. were employed on the reservation from November 1855 to September 30, 1857, living at the expense of the government.

 

04/21/1858

“More Indian Troubles on Antelope.” Nevada Democrat, April 21, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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04/21/1858

Folder F3753:314, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General O.C. Hall, Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, California Militia to Governor Weller transmitting certification of Company D, National Guards, 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, California Militia. Written in Downieville, April 21, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

04/24/1858

“News of the State: Killed by Squaws.” Placer Herald, April 24, 1858, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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04/24/1858

“Nome Lackee Coal Mine.” Weekly Mountain Democrat, April 24, 1858, p. 2, col. 4.

Nome Lackee

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04/28/1858

“Nome Lackee Coal Mine.” Nevada Democrat, April 28,.1858, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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04/28/1858

“Stampede from Nome Lackee.” Nevada Democrat, April 28, 1858, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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May

 

 

May 1858

Henley to Mix, June 19, 1858, Mf. RG 75, Series M 234, Roll 36:814-815.
Cited in:
Lynwood Carranco and Estle Beard, Genocide and Vendetta: The Round Valley Wars of Northern California, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981), 66-67, fn 34.

No copy of document; citation only.

Party of armed men from Sacramento went to Eden Valley to kill Indians; killed 4 Indians to scare the rest.

 

05/08/1858

“Gathering of Indians – Needless Alarm.” The Placer Herald, May 8, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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05/08/1858

Folder F3753:315, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Major D.E. Hungerford, Company Commander, Sierra Battalion, C.M., to Governor Weller inviting him to review troops who will parade on July 5. Written in Downieville, May 8, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

05/12/1858

“Indian Troubles.” Nevada Democrat, May 12, 1858, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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05/12/1858

“Indian Troubles.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 12, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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05/15/1858

“Indian Fight near Honey Lake – Twenty Indians Killed.” The Placer Herald, May 15, 1858: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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05/19/1858

“Anticipated Indian War.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 19, 1858: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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05/19/1858

“Troops at Antelope Mill.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 19, 1858, p. 2, col. 3.

Battle Creek, Deer Creek, Mill Creek

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05/19/1858

“More About Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 19, 1858: p. 2, col. 2

 

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05/19/1858

“Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 19, 1858: p. 2, col. 6.

 

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05/22/1858

“The Indian Excitement.” Grass Valley Telegraph, May 22, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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05/22/1858

“The Indians at Nome Cult Reservation.” Grass Valley Telegraph, May 22, 1858, p. 2, col. 4.

 

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05/26/1858

“Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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05/29/1858

“Indian Troubles in Grass Valley.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 29, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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05/29/1858

“We understand that the Ranchmen along Bear River…” Grass Valley Telegraph, May 29, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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June

 

 

06/11/1858

“Anti-Indians.” Sonoma County Journal, June 11, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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06/12/1858

“Indian Excitement — Two White Men Wounded — Two Indians Killed.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 12, 1858: p. 2, col. 2-3.

 

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06/12/1858

“Lost Their Reckoning.” Trinity Weekly Journal, June 12, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

Mentions Messec

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06/16/1858

“Indian War.” Nevada Democrat, June 16, 1858: p. 3, col. 2.

 

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06/19/1858

“Trouble with Indians in Mattole.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 19, 1858, p.2, col. 3.

Refers to the “nuisance” of Mendocino reservation taking good land.

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06/19/1858

“New Appointments.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 19, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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06/23/1858

Folder F3753:322, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller explaining that court martial of Captain Johns had to be postponed until June 27, as not enough members present to comprise minimum court. Says issued preemptory order to get quorum and will do so again if needed. Written in San Francisco, June 23, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/26/1858

“Gone.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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06/26/1858

“Killing Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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06/26/1858

“More Indian Outrages — Man Shot Down in the Trail.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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06/26/1858

“Lost Their Reckoning.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 26, 1858: p. 4, col. 2.

 

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06/26/1858

“The citizens of Antelope District, Tehama county…” The Placer Herald, June 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

Organized military company called “Antelope Rangers.”

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06/26/1858

“Mad River Indians.” Trinity Weekly Journal, June 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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06/26/1858

Folder F3753:323, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller stating court martial finally has quorum. Will keep him posted as to trials progress. Written in San Francisco, June 26, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/28/1858

Folder F3753:324, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller saying court martial ready to adjourn – prisoner allowed to make points in writing supplied by counsel. Also prisoner made following statement: a. Court illegal because didn’t have 13 members, b. Said Commander-in-Chief (Governor) couldn’t order C.M. for field officer, c. Without quorum court could only adjourn for day. Kibbe says no avail to prisoner. Written in San Francisco, June 28, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/29/1858

Folder F3753:325, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller saying trial about to start, all points put aside by court. Says prisoners counsel may apply to Judge for writ of prohibition on Court. Much feeling on trial, Committee of Vigilantes are going to give prisoner a gold sword. Written in San Francisco, June 29, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/30/1858

Folder F3753:326, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Weller informing him that the court martial had refused to try prisoner or others named. Court adjourned without further orders. Written in San Francisco, June 30, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

06/30/1858

Folder F3753:327, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J. Haven, Judge Adv., to Brigadier General Kibbe informing him that court martial had adjourned without action. Says Brigadier General Curtis’ conduct needs brought to attention of Governor as he only attended first two days and then didn’t show, unexcused. Says court should have acted, had good legal case. Written in San Francisco, June 30, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

 

 

July

 

 

July 1858

Vincent E. Geiger to Thos. J. Henley, July 1858, document no. 104 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 640-642 (974).

Agent notes that as a result of inter-marriage or loss of laborers, some whites are resistant to forcing Indians onto Nome-Lackee Reservation.

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07/01/1858

H.P. Heintzleman to Thomas J. Henley, July 1, 1858, document no. 103 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 638-639 (974).

Provides annual report for Klamath Reservation.

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07/07/1858

“Trouble with Indians.” Nevada Democrat, July 7, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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07/10/1858

“Removal of Troops.” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 10, 1858, p. 2, col. 1.

31 U.S. Troops on way to reservation at mouth of the Klamath

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07/10/1858

“Mad River Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 10, 1858: p. 2, col. 6.

 

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07/14/1858

“Nome Cult and Nome Lackee.” Nevada Democrat, July 14, 1858, p. 3, col. 2.

Nome Lackee

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07/14/1858

Folder F3753:329, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller complaining that the controller of the Military Fund refused to audit (pay) the expenses for the court martial in San Francisco saying Governor was illegal in convening. Says money must be paid out of Governor’s contingent fund and Adjutant General’s. Kibbe paid self – wants Governor to pay his orderly’s expenses. Written in Sacramento, July 14, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/15/1858

Folder F3753:328, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J. Haven, Brigadier General, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, to Governor Weller thanking him for appointment. Written in San Francisco, July 15, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/16/1858

Folder F3753:330, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Weller stating Brigadier General Haven is qualified and enclosing commission. Written in Sacramento, July 16, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/16/1858

Folder F3753:742, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from 1st Lieutenant H.L. Abbot to Lieutenant R.L. Williamson asking about California state survey made in 1855 of route to Carson Valley. Is survey reliable can determine if railroad feasible. Send copy of report. Written in Office of Explorations and Surveys, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

07/17/58

“Our Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 17, 1858, p.2, col. 2.

Mendocino reservation

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07/17/1858

“Fight with the Indians – One White Man Killed – Ten Mules Killed and Missing.” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 17, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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07/24/1858

“Red Bluffs.” Trinity Weekly Journal, July 24, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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07/26/1858

“Fight with the Humboldt Indians.” San Francisco Bulletin, July 26, 1858: p. 3, col. 4.

 

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07/28/1858

“The Humboldt Times advises forcible collection of Indians…” Red Bluff Beacon, July 28, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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07/31/1858

“Indian Reservations — What are They Good For?” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 31, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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07/31/1858

“Man Murdered by Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 31, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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07/31/1858

“Different Names for the Same Thing.” San Diego Herald, July 31, 1858, p. 2, col. 2

Nome Lackee

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August

 

 

08/04/1858

“Indian Troubles.” Nevada Democrat, August 4, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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08/07/1858

“Good Move.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 7, 1858, p. 2, col. 2.

 

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08/07/1858

“The Mendocino Reservation.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 7, 1858, p.2, col. 2.

Mendocino reservation

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08/07/1858

“Fight with Indians – One Man Killed and One Wounded.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 7, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

16 volunteers under command of Winslet of Burnt Ranch tracking Indians; attacked, Winslet wounded, Chauncey Miller killed; John Skilling, Dr. Baldwin, Angel’s Ranch.

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08/07/1858

“What’s to be Done?” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 7, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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08/10/1858

G. Bailey to S.P. Storms, August 10, 1858, document no. 108 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, p. 658 (974).

Provides report of Nome Cult Farm.

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08/14/1858

“Removal.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 14, 1858, p. 2, col. 1.

Heintzleman, Indian Agent at Klamath reservation (Wa-Kel) replaced by D.E. Buel, former sheriff of El Dorado county.

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08/14/1858

Folder F3753:332, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Large packet of correspondence mostly between Governor Weller and Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, concerning raising of troops to keep roads clear through Humboldt, Trinity, Klamath Counties. Also petitions for help from citizens and correspondence from U.S. Army that troops being sent to protect road, establish fort. Kibbe, as always, sees opportunity to make money, won’t be called off even by governor. (all copies of original’s). Written in San Francisco and Sacramento, February 5, 1859. Also written in Union, Humboldt County, August 14, 1858.

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08/14/1858

Simmon P. Storms to G. Bailey, August 14, 1858, document no. 109 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 658-661 (974).

Recounts history of Nome Cult Indian Farm. Provides Storms’ recommendations for improvement.

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08/17/1858

Folder F3753:300, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Lieutenant Williamson to Governor Weller, enclosing letter requesting information on California survey of Carson Valley route over Sierra. Asks for information and report from Governor and will supply Topographical Off. in Washington, D.C. Written in San Francisco, August 17, 1858.

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08/18/1858

“The Klamath Indian Reservation.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 18, 1858: p. 4, col. 2.

Fort Ter-Waw

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08/18/1858

“Squaw Men.” Red Bluff Beacon, August 18, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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08/18/1858

M.B. Lewis to Thomas J. Henley, August 18, 1858, document no. 105 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 643-646 (974).

Discusses condition of Fresno Farm.

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08/20/1858

J.R. Vineyard to Thomas J. Henley, August 20, 1858, document no. 106 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 646-649 (974).

Discusses Tejon Agency.

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08/25/1858

“Indian Depredations.” Nevada Democrat, August 25, 1858: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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08/25/1858

“Indian Hunters.” Red Bluff Beacon, August 25, 1858, p. 2, col. 3

Antelope Mill, Mill Creek Indians, Riggs

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08/27/1858

“Killed by Indians.” Sonoma County Journal, August 27, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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08/28/1858

“Telegraphic Dispatch from Gov. Weller.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 28, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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September

 

 

09/03/1858

“Not So.” Sonoma County Journal, September 3, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/03/1858

“Has His Throat Cut.” Sonoma County Journal, September 3, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/04/1858

Thos. J. Henley to Chas. E. Mix, September 4, 1858, document no. 102 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 635-637 (974).

Discusses conditions on reservations and recommends closing Fresno Farm.

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09/05/1858

Folder F3753:335, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Weller to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, directing him to go to Humboldt County and investigate reports Indians had closed road between Weaverville and Humboldt Bay; killing several people in the process. If reports true, Kibbe to hand orders to Brigadier General Dash. Report back by telegraph. Written in Sacramento, September 5, 1858.

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09/05/1858

Folder F3753:336, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Special Order from Governor Weller to Brigadier General S.H. Dash directing him to raise field Company of 80 men, clear road of Indians. As soon as cleared, disband. Get arms, ammunition, commissions, and supplies from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General. Written in Sacramento, September 5, 1858.

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09/08/1858

“Indian Troubles; Killed By Indians.” Nevada Democrat, September 8, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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09/11/1858

“Good.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 11, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/15/1858

“Indian Hostilities North.” Nevada Democrat, September 15, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/17/1858

“Indian Hostilities in Trinity and Humboldt Counties.” Sonoma County Journal, September 17, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/18/1858

“Indian Troubles.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 18, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/18/1858

“Serious Indian Troubles – Removal or Extermination.” Weekly Humboldt Times, p. 2, col. 2-3

Nome Lackee, Mendocino reservation, Nome Cult

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09/18/1858

“Horrible Murder by Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 18, 1859: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/18/1858

“Meeting of the Citizens of Mattole.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 18, 1858, p. 2, col. 2-3.

Mendocino reservation

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09/18/1858

“Action of the Citizens of Union.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 18, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/18/1858

“Gone to Work Right.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 18, 1858: p. 2, col. 1

 

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09/18/1858

“Mass Meeting in Mattole Valley.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 18, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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09/22/1858

“Nome Cult Indian Farm.” Nevada Democrat, September 22, 1858, p. 1, col. 2.

Round Valley

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09/22/1858

“Humboldt Indian Affairs.” Red Bluff Beacon, September 22, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

General Kibbe

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09/23/1858

“Diggers Mourning for a Chief.” San Francisco Bulletin, September 23, 1858: p. 1, col. 1.

Penn Valley Indians, Capt. Lute, tribal leader died; notes Weimar went to the [Nome Lackee] Reservation

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09/25/1858

“Too Fast.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 25, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/25/1858

“No Authority.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 25, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

Union [Arcata] Committee on Indian Affairs and citizens want county to collect a tax to arm volunteers to get rid of Indians. County Board of Trustees determined they have no authority to do so. Town Committee decides to collect subscription to fund volunteers.

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09/25/1858

“Take Them Away.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 25, 1858: p. 2. col. 2.

 

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09/25/1858

“Volunteers for the Indian War — Movement of Troops.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 25, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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09/25/1858

“Calling out the Malitia [sic] – Letter from Gov. Weller.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 25, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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09/25/1858

“Nome Cult Indian Farm.” Placer Herald, September 25, 1858, p. 1, col. 4.

Round Valley

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09/27/1858

AG Dead Office File, Row 3, File 8
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 231.

Kibbe Guard, Sixth Division, Second Brigade, Weaverville, Trinity County

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09/27/1858

Item No.: B3414-1, 2nd Brigade, 6th Division

Kibbe Guard, Sixth Division, Second Brigade, Weaverville, Trinity County

 

09/27/1858

Folder F3753:331, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Brigadier General J. Haven, Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia to Governor Weller inviting him to review troops. Written
in San Francisco, September 27, 1858.

Court martial of Captain Johns.

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October

 

October 1858

Folder F3753:338, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Certified bill for procurement and repair of ordinance – small arms, powder, moulds lodles, etc. Signed Wm. Kibbe, Quarter Master and Adjutant General. Written October 1858 – March 1859.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

October 1858-March 1859

Folder F3753:339 , Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Accounts for Klamath – Humboldt Expeditions October 1858, March 1859 of Captain Messoc and Company of Volunteers. Certified by Wm. Kibbe, Quarter Master and Adjutant General, State of California. Written October, 1858 – March, 1859.

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October 1858-March 1859

Folder F3753:340, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Medical and pharmaceutical supplies for Klamath and Humboldt Campaign. Captain Messoc and Company Volunteers. Certified by Wm. Kibbe, California Quarter Master and Adjutant General. Written October, 1858 – March, 1859.

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10/01/1858

“Indian Troubles” Sonoma County Journal, October 1, 2828, p. 2, col. 4.

Klamath Reservation, Mendocino Reservation, Mad River Indians, Pardee & Barney’s Ranch, Red Wood Indians, Nome Lackee

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10/01/1858

“Treaty.” Sonoma County Journal, October 1, 1858: p. 3, col. 3.

 

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10/01/1858

Folder F3753:337, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Captain J.G. Messec, Company Commander, Company Volunteers to Brigadier General Kibbe telling him Pardee’s Ranch was burned, his men wet and unsheltered, and asking for Quarter Master supplies. Written at Pardee’s Ranch, October 1, 1858.

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10/02/1858

“Pretty Good.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 2, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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10/02/1858

“Our Indian Troubles.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 2, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/02/1858

“False Alarm.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 2, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/02/1858

“Indians Dying.” Weekly Butte Record, October 2, 1858: p. ?, col. 1.

Penn Valley Indians dying from diarrhea; mentions Capt. Lute’s death.

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10/06/1858

“Indian Difficulties.” Nevada Democrat, October 6, 1858, p. 1, col. 6.

States a tax of fifty cents has been levied on all property in Union [Arcata], and twenty-five cents in Eureka to “pay the expense of prosecuting the war”; Mendocino Reservation mentioned.

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10/09/1858

AG Dead Office File, Row 4, File 1
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 233.

Sierra Greys, Fourth Division, Second Brigade, La Porte, Sierra County

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10/09/1858

Sierra Greys. Item No.: B3414-1, 2nd Brigade, 4th Division

 

 

10/09/1858

“Laid Over.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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10/09/1858

“Receiving Indians on the Reservations.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

Klamath Reservation will take Indians removed from other areas.

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10/09/1858

“Unjust and Uncalled For.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/09/1858

“A Libel on Our People.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/09/1858

“Indian Troubles in the North.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/09/1858

“The Klamath Reservation.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/09/1858

“The Indian War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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10/09/1858

“Kibbe Guards.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

Refers to Trinity Journal that reports Kibbe Guards met at courthouse in Weaverville to form committee, secure armory; Judge Miller approved bond that was then sent to Sacramento with an order for 70 rifles; comments on indifference in Humboldt about organizing an independent company, unlike in Trinity county.

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10/09/1858

“Help for the Settlers — Indian Outrages in Northern California.” Weekly Butte Record, October 9, 1858: p. 4, col. 1.

 

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10/09/1858

“Indian War in the North.” Weekly Butte Record, October 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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10/10/1858

AG Dead Office File, Row 3, File 8
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 236.

Gibsonville Blues, Company E, (Sierra Batallion), Fourth Division, Second Brigade, Gibsonville, Sierra County

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Gibsonville Blues. Item No.: B3414-1, 2nd Brigade, Co. E, 4th Division

 

 

10/14/1858

The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 239.

No Material on file in AGO
San Francisco Daily Herald, November 1, 1858, p. 3, col. 4
San Francisco Daily Herald, November 10, 1858, p. 2, col. 5
San Francisco Daily Herald, November 24, 1858, p. 3, col. 3
San Francisco Daily Herald, May 15, 1859, p. 3, col. 5

Trinity Rangers, Sixth Division, Second Brigade, Pardee’s Ranch, Redwood Creek, Humboldt County

 

10/16/1858

“From the Seat of War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 16, 1858: p. 2, col.2

Refers to volunteer company of 80 organized under command of I.G. Messick of Weaver.

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10/16/1858

“Letter From Mattole Valley.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 16, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/16/1858

“Letter from Yager Creek.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 16, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/16/1858

“Indian War.” The Placer Herald, October 16, 1858: p. 3, col. 1-2.

 

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10/16/1858

“Call for Volunteers in the North.” Weekly Butte Record, October 16, 1858: p. ?, col. 1.

 

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10/16/1858

“Humboldt.” Trinity Weekly Journal, October 16, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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10/16/1858

“Organization of Indian Fighters.” Trinity Weekly Journal, October 16, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

Brig. General Dosh organized military company of 70 men at Big Bar. Officers elected: I.G. Messick, Capt.;J.W. Winslett, 1st Lt; W.F. Prosser, 2nd Lt.; Orion Washington, Orderly Sargeant; James Hyslop, 2nd Sgt.; John P. Jones appointed private secretary by Genl. Kibbe.

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10/23/1858

“Movement of Troops.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 23, 1858, p. 2, col. 1.

Volunteer company organized 10/14/1858 at Big Bar, Trinity county; 80 men, I.G. Messick from Weaver elected captain; Winslet elect 1st Lt from Burnt Ranch.

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10/23/1858

“An Indian Warrior and Sagamore.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 23, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/23/1858

“Indian Agents.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 23, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/23/1858

“The Hoopa Valley Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 23, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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10/23/1858

“Indian Affairs in Humboldt.” Weekly Butte Record, October 23, 1858: p. 2, col. 6.

 

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10/23/1858

“The Indian Bureau has no Official Intelligence…” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 23, 1858, p. 2, col. 3.

Mendocino reservation

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10/27/1858

“Indians of Shasta and Scott Valleys.” San Francisco Bulletin, October 27, 1858: p. 1, col. 2.

 

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10.30/1858

“An Indian Warrior and Sagamore.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 30, 1858: p. 1, col. 3.

 

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10/30/1858

“Editorial Correspondence: Nome Lackee Indian Reservation.” Placer Herald, October 30, 1858, p. 2, col. 3-4.

Nome Lackee Reservation, Geiger is agent

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10/30/1858

“Movement of Troops.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 30, 1858, p. 2, col. 1.

Troops ordered to Hoopa Valley, Klamath Reservation

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10/30/1858

“Fight with the Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 30, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/30/1858

“Ranch Burned by Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 30, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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November

 

 

 

11/02/1858

“Fight with the Indians North – Eight Killed and Five Wounded.” Sacramento Daily Union, November 2, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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11/04/1858

G. Bailey to Charles E. Mix, November 4, 1858, document no. 107 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 649-657 (974).

Offers recommendations for improving reservations.

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11/06/1858

Charles E. Mix, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, November 6, 1858, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 353-373 (974).

Discusses apprenticeship system and reservations, p. 359 and p. 366.

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11/06/1858

“Our people have sent you 70 men…” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 6, 1858: p. 2. col. 1.

 

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11/08/1858

“The Indians North.” Sacramento Daily Union, November 8, 1858: p. 4, col. 3.

Capt. Messick

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11/10/1858

“Battle With the Indians on Mad River.” Nevada Democrat, November 10, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

Capt. Messec on Mad River, John Harpst from Canadian Bar, Trinity county wounded, took 5 Indians as prisoners.

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11/10/1858

“Rumored Indian Fight.” Nevada Democrat, November 10, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

Volunteer company attached to Genl Kibbe took 8 Indian prisoners.

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11/13/1858

“From the Indian War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 13, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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11/13/1858

“Battle with the Indians on Mad River.” Weekly Butte Record, November 13, 1858: p. 4, col. 2.

 

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11/17/1858

“Fight with Indians.” Nevada Democrat, November 17, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

Took Indian leaders as hostages.

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11/20/1858

“Mattole Valley.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 20, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

Wants Indian Reservation turned over to settlers.

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11/20/1858

“Indian Matters — Movements of the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 20, 1858: p. 2, col. 2-3.

Volunteer company under Messic; Coast Indians; Hoopa Valley Indians, Van Dusen Indians; Yager Creek Indians, Messic took prisoners.

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11/20/1858

“From the Seat of War.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 20, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

3 rancherias stormed; 21 Indians taken prisoner by volunteer company to be handed over to Col. Henley to go to a reservation.

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11/22/1858

“Shasta.” Sacramento Daily Union, November 22, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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11/23/1858

“Indian Massacre.” Sacramento Daily Union, November 23, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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11/24/1858

“Lynching Indians.” Nevada Democrat, November 24, 1858: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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11/26/1858

“Whites Massacred by Indians.” Sonoma County Journal, November 26, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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11/27/1858

“Young Indian Skeleton.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 27, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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11/27/1858

“Skeleton Man.” Trinity Weekly Journal, November 27, 1858: p. 1, col. 4.

Messec destroyed Indian rancheria in Humboldt county.

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11/27/1858

“The Volunteer Expedition in this County.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 27, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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December

 

 

12/01/1858

“La-Lakes, the chief of the Klamaths…” Nevada Democrat, December 1, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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12/01/1858

Letter from [P. T. Herbert] to Thos. J. Henley, December 1, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Herbert, as Special Indian Agent for Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, submits his report.

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12/02/1858

J. Thompson, Report of the Secretary of Interior, December 2, 1858, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 2 Sess., Vol. 1, Doc. 1, Pt. 1, pp. 73-98 (974).

Discusses California Indian affairs on pg. 83.

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12/04/1858

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, 75.

Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 69.

Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 29.

Fort Gaston, U.S. military post established located on west bank of the Trinity River, about 14 miles above confluence of Trinity and Klamath Rivers within Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, Humboldt County;

Regular Army Dec 1858-June 1861

 

12/04/1858

“Indian Massacre.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 4, 1858: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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12/04/1858

“Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 4, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

Genl Kibbe in Union; Messic’s troops divided into 3 groups of 25, one at Yager Creek, Boynton’s place, Pardee’s has main camp.

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12/04/1858

“Brief References.” Trinity Weekly Journal, December 4, 1858: p. 1, col. 5.

Placerville Democrat reports that in Mariposa county Indians auctioned off when unable to pay fine

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12/07/1858

“Killing Indians at Round Valley.” Sacramento Daily Union, December 7, 1858, p. 3, col. 1.

Nome Cult; S.P. Storms agent at reservation.

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12/08/1858

“Indian Troubles in Tehama County – Twenty Three Indians Killed.” Nevada Democrat, December 8, 1858, p. 3, col. 1.

 

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12/09/1858

“Volunteers – Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, December 9, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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12/10/1858

“The Indian War in the North.” Sonoma County Journal, December 10, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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12/11/1858

“The Rancheros in Round Valley, in the Coast Range.” Placer Herald, December 11, 1858, p. 3, col. 2.

 

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12/11/1858

“From the Volunteers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 11, 1858: p. 2, col. 6.

“Scouts discovered” then men ransacked 2 rancherias on Van Dusen, one near Larabees, took 15 prisoners total; found another rancheria with 100 Indians, going to get additional men to attack it; one woman, 3 children died in captivity in guard house.

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12/14/1858

Folder F3753:317, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from R.N. Allen to Governor Weller informing him he can collect guns left by Rodgers for security upon paying costs incurred. Written in Carson Valley, Nevada, December 14, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/15/1858

“The Digger Indian Reservations.” Red Bluff Beacon, December 15, 1858: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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12/18/1858

“California Indians.” Weekly Butte Record, December 18, 1858: p. 2, col. 7.

 

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12/18/1858

“Wils Knot of the Nome Lackee Indian Reservation.” Placer Herald, December 18, 1858, p. 3, col. 2.

Nome Lackee

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12/18/1858

“Mattole Valley Again – The Reservation Swindle.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 18, 1858, p. 2, col. 3.

Mendocino Reservation

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12/18/1858

Letter from J. Ross Browne to J.W. Denver, December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/18/1858

Letter from Thom. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/18/1858

Letter from Thom. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/18/1858

Letter from Thom. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/18/1858

Letter and petition from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, November 18 1858; November 26, 1858; December 2, 1858; December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

James H. Hardy; J.G. Jackson; Jackson Pronty; J.R.; Hardenburge; G.F. Farley

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12/18/1858

Correspondence between Thos. J. Henley, J.W. Denver, J.J. Kendrick and others, September 30, 1858; November 5, 1858; November 7, 1858; November 25, 1858; December 10, 1858; December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/18/1858

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver with report by Alex H. Putney, September 30, 1858; December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

Calaveras County

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12/18/1858

Letters and petition from Thos. J. Henley and Leroy Vining to J.W. Denver, October 5, 1858; December 18, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/20/1858

“T.J. Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs.” Sacramento Daily Union, December 20, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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12/20/1858

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, December 18, 1858; December 20, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/22/1858

“T.J. Henley, Superintendent…” Red Bluff Beacon, December 22, 1858: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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12/22/1858

Folder F3753:318, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Brigadier General J.P. Haven, Company Commander, 2nd Division, to Governor John R. Weller informing him of the formation of two Counties Cavalry, three Infantries, one Rifles, ready for immediate action if required. Written at Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, San Francisco, December 22, 1858.

No copy of document; citation only.

 

12/25/1858

“To Hon. J.W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 25, 1858,. p. 1, col. 5.

Text of Petition: Humboldt county – Mattole – opposes expansion of Mendocino Reservation, mentions Klamath Reservation.

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12/25/1858

“California Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 25, 1858: p. 1, col. 2.

 

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12/25/1858

“Company D of the Sixth Infantry has gone up to Nome Cult Indian Reservation; New Fort” Placer Herald p. 1, col. 4

Nome Cult Indian Reservation – will establish military post.

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12/25/1858

“Petition.” Weekly Humboldt Times, December 25, 1858: p. 2, col. 2.

Mattole opposed to reservation expansion.

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12/25/1858

“Starved Out.” Trinity Weekly Journal, December 25, 1858: p. 1, col. 3.

 

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12/29/1858

Letter from Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, November 3, 1858; December 29, 1858, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, California Superintendency, 1849-1880; 35 mm microfilm, MFL 323.1197, Reel 37.
Letters of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1880, California Superintendency Online Collection, American Indian Resources Center, County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 

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12/29/1858

“The Indians North.” Sacramento Daily Union, December 29, 1858: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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12/29/1858

“Troops for Nome Lackee.” Red Bluff Beacon, December 29, 1858, p. 2, col. 3.

U.S. Troops ordered to Nome Lackee Reservation.

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