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08/15/1846

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

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

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08/15/1846

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

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

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08/15/1846

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

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

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08/22/1846

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

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

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09/05/1846

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

Discusses armed protection of California citizens against Indians and Mexicans.

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09/26/1846

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

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

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11/07/1846

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

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

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12/26/1846

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

Colonel Fremont; San Juan Bautista; Tulares

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