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Los Angeles & San Diego Expedition (Major General J.H. Bean)

Folder F3753:1

Letter from Benjamin Hayes to the Governor written at request of county judge. Asks for advice or instruction on forming company of cavalry to protect area from Indians. Also requests copies of newly passed laws. Written in Los Angeles, April 27, 1850.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:2

Letter from Governor Peter H. Burnett to Major General Bean telling him to raise 40 men in Los Angeles and 20 men in San Diego to form company to proceed to Colorado River ferry and punish Indians there and protect immigrants. Written in San Jose, June 1, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:3

Letter from Governor Burnett to Bean instructing him to raise 100 men vice 60 previously mentioned in June 1 letter. Written in San Jose, June 4, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:4

Special Order by Bean designating J.C. Morehead as Quarter Master General for expedition. Ordered to fit-out expedition as soon as possible. Written at Headquarters, 4th Division, California Militia, San Diego, July 9, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:5

Order #2 from Bean to Morehead ordering him to procure supplies for 50 men for three months to get to and return from Colorado and Gila. Authorizes use of drafts on Treasury of California. No location of where letter was written or date written.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:6

Order #6 from Bean to Morehead ordering him to Los Angeles & Rancho del China (sic) and to purchase rations and horses as required for troops. From there to Colorado & Gila Rivers to try and make treaty or as Governor directed. Written at Headquarters, 4th Division, California Militia, San Diego, July 11, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:7

Letter from Burnett to Bean complaining he hasn't heard from him officially but has heard troubles not as bad as originally thought. Orders Bean to disband troops as soon as possible on receipt of order. Written in San Jose, September 4, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:8

Statement to Assembly from Governor John McDougal transmitting all orders and instructions sent Bean on expedition to Colorado & Gila Rivers. Comments that Bean was not authorized to draw from State Treasurer although he in turn authorized Morehead to draw. Written from the Executive Department, January 30, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

El Dorado Expedition

Folder F3753:9

Letter from Governor Peter H. Burnett to William Rogers, Sheriff, El Dorado City, ordering him to raise 200 men, elect a company commander, punish Indians in vicinity of Ringgold, and protect settlers on trail from Salt Lake to California. Written in Sacramento, October 25, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:10

Letter from Wm. Rogers, Sheriff, to Brigadier General Winn reporting compliance with Governor's order to raise 200 men to fight Indians. Written at Camp Hall, October 28, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:11

Sheriff Wm. Rogers reports scouting activities and engagement by Lieutenant Commander McKenney and 16 men with 150 to 200 Indians on the banks of a deep canyon on North branch of McCosumes (sic). Written at Camp Hall, October 29, 1850. 1 page plus 1 enclosure. McKenney's report claims 3 Indians killed and many wounded. (Sly Park, October 28, 1850). 3 pages total

Folder F3753:12

Muster roll of Company D, First Register of Volunteers - enlisted November 1, 1850. Captain Robert H. Porter, Company Commander. Written November 1, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:13

Honorable Discharge of Joseph Stoner from Company B, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, Major William Rogers, Company Commander. Written November 1, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:14

Report from Major E.W. Boone, Acting Company Commander of McKenney's Company. States another brief engagement resulted in one Indian killed, McKenney dangerously wounded. Indians escaped and Boone couldn't follow due to rough terrain. Written at Camp Consumnes, November 4, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:15

Letter from J.L. Johnson, Adjutant, hand carried by Captain Stewart to Brigadier General Winn. Informal report informing Winn, formal report follows and that another man was lost.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:16

Report from Rogers to Winn telling of five hour battle between 10 of his men and one hundred and fifty Indians on November 3. Fifteen Indians killed, two soldiers killed, one a Delaware, Fremont's scout. Captain Allison dangerously wounded. Will put uprising down. Written at Headquarters, Johnson Ranch, November 4, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:17

Muster roll of Company C, El Dorado County Detachment, Captain L.B. Manson, Company Commander. Written November 8, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:18

Letter from Wm. Graham to Brigadier General Winn forwarding his plan on how to protect citizens from depredations during rainy season. Also requesting a Captaincy if his suggested forces are raised. Written at Headquarters, Johnson's Ranch, March 7, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:19

Letter from Winn to Rogers acknowledging his dispatch via Captain Stewart. Tells Rogers to use own judgment until he gets word from Governor. Written at Brigade Headquarters, Sacramento, November 7, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:20

Letter from Winn to Governor Burnett with dispatches (missing). Winn requests orders, says his (Winn's) staff unwilling to act as not commissioned. Written at Brigade Headquarters, Sacramento, November 7, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:21

Report from J.C. Johnson, Adjutant, to Winn reporting Boone's election to fill Lieutenant Commander vacancy caused by McKenney's death. Also election of Captain Reed, Company B to Major slot vice Boone. Written at Headquarters, Johnson's Ranch, November 8, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:22

Report from Surgeon S.M. Slaughter on sick status of men to Rogers. Written at Headquarters, Johnson's Ranch, November 8, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:23

Report from Wm. Graham to Rogers stating Graham was elected Captain in Boone's Company. Reports strength of 25 men in Company, including five Delawares. Written at Headquarters, November 8, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:24

Letter from Winn to Governor Burnett. Awaits requested guidance, Rogers there asking for instructions, Winn appalled at expenses - estimates $3,500 per day for month or more. California doesn't have money and suggests disband and reorganize into 100 men unit run militarily. Written at Brigade Headquarters, Sacramento, November 11, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:25

Letter from Governor Burnett to Winn enclosing orders (missing) for Rogers. (sent by express) Written in San Jose, November 13, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:26

Letter from Burnett to Winn again enclosing orders for Rogers (sent by mail). Written in San Jose, November 15, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:27

Letter from Burnett to Rogers directing him to reduce to 100 men and terminate as soon as possible. Roger's discretion but keep expenses down. (enclosure to letter to Winn) Written in San Jose, November 15, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:28

Letter from Winn to Rogers advising him to wind war down soon if can't get Indians to stand and fight - stresses expense. Written at Brigade Headquarters, Sacramento, November 25, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:29

Letter from Winn to Rogers explaining that Lieutenant Commander and Major elected recently were don so illegally and that Roger's commission as Battalion Company Commander is Major not Colonel asks for complete accounting of all officers (this is enclosure to Winn's November 25 letter). Written at Brigade Headquarters, Sacramento, November 25, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:30

Letter from Major J. H. Kelly to Winn reports as directed on Roger's handling of situation. Enlistments expiring soon - outlines disposition of each Company and some officers. Written in Sacramento, November 25, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:31

Honorable Discharge of John Masso for service in Mounted Company, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Wm. Rogers, Company Commander. Includes power of attorney to collect moneys due him. Written November 28, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:32

Honorable Discharge of Reuben Davis from Company D, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Wm. Rogers, Company Commander. Includes power of attorney to collect money due him. Written November 28, 1850.

Physical Description: 3 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:33

Honorable Discharge of G. Hamilton for 39 days service in Company B, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Also an affidavit from John Miller, Captain Company Commander, Company B that Hamilton had a U.S. rifle destroyed while on duty. Hamilton asks for $16.00 for rifle. Power of attorney attached with letter to Pierce. Discharge is marked as being paid to Ely & Rankin and marked counterfeit by Captain Pierce. Written at Mokelumne Hill, November 28, 1850.

Physical Description: 3 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:34

Letter from George Hamilton to W. S. Pierce, State Controller, telling him that Hamilton had sent his discharge and receipt for destroyed gun through Adams Express Company but inadvertently addressed to Pierce Winslow. Hoped Pierce received papers. Written at Mokelumne Hill, October 30, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:35

Letter from George Hamilton to W. Pierce, stating Pierce's letter received but if a Mr. Lasche was paid for Hamilton's service it was in error as he, Hamilton, had never lost or sold his discharge or gun receipt. Says he wrote Lasche but no answer, claims fraud somewhere. Written at Mokelumne Hill, December 10, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:36

Letter from George Hamilton to R. Roman, State Treasurer, stating his discharge is valid, that Lasche has no right to draw money from Hamilton's service, that if Lasche swore it was due him he perjured himself and that Hamilton would get to Benicia when able to discuss matter in person. Written at Mokelumne Hill, December 18, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:37

Letter from Rogers to Winn reporting unit already disbanded prior to receiving Governor's reduction order. Cites imminent approach to rains as reason. Written in Placerville, December 10, 1850.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:38

An account rendered by B. F. Clark for services as express rider and aid to Major Wm. Rogers for 49 days for self and one horse while a member of 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. Affidavit attached and certification of service from Rogers. Notations on back of accound indicates Board of War Examiners rejected claim. Written in Yuba County, December 24, 1850.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:39

Petition from Rogers to State Legislature requesting they verify his accounts for war, pay suppliers, and his officers and men. Location and date written not known.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:40

Letter from J. H. Phillips to Rogers outlining Indian attacks in vicinity and on mines on upper bars. Said several bodies found - need immediate help. Written at Johnson's Ranch, January 28, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:41

Letter from Rogers to Winn warning that Indians have renewed raids and something must be done at once. A postscript describes how one Francisco, went to an Indian camp, drank with them, and upon being accosted after departure killed one and wounded one. Written in Coloma, February 22, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:42

Receipt for horse here on 15, 16, 17 August, 1850 to J.E. Miller, $36.00 from Winn. Paid October 21, 1850. Written in Sacramento, October 29, 1850.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:43

Letter from Winn to Governor John McDougal forwarding papers from Rogers relative to Indian troubles in El Dorado County. Suggests force of 100 men but defers to Governor's wishes. Written at Brigade Headquarters, Sacramento, February 25, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:44

Letter from E. Williams to Colonel Denver, Secretary of State, California asking for back pay for service under Rogers during first El Dorado Expedition. Has-discharge signed by Rogers. Written at Big Bar, Trinity County, May 23, 1855.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:45

Affidavits of J.P. Fyffe as to his service in 2nd El Dorado Expedition under Major Rogers and his furnishing- of two horses and forage for expedition. Also his power of attorney to A. McMeans to collect for him. Attached letter from J. Ralston to McMeans tells of past efforts to collect for a Phyper who may have been confused with Fyffe - confused. Written in Brown County, Ohio, December 22, 1853.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
 

Mariposa Battalion (Major William Rogers)

Folder F3753:46

Letter from Adam Johnston to Governor Peter H. Burnett detailing the killing of three whites in Fresno River and looting of store there. Asks Governor for help to protect lives and property. Says many miners may be cut off and Agua Frio and Mariposa endangered. Written in San Jose, January 2, 1851.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:47

Letter from Samuel Merritt, C.V. Richardson, James Miller to Governor Burnett transmitting a petition for help from citizens of Mariposa County against Indian attacks. (petition missing) Written in San Jose, January 2, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:48

Letter from James Burney to Governor Burnett reporting fight his company of volunteers had with Indians and fort his men built. Asks for help and for commission and sanction for company plus pay for all. Wants that plus arms, ammunition, and supplies. Written at Agua Frio, January 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:49

Letter from J.M. Bondurant, County Judge, and Richard Daly, County Attorney, to Governor asking help against Indians. Asks for Burney to be allowed to raise volunteer company to fight Indians - claim need help urgently. Written at Agua Frio, January 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:50

Order from Governor John McDougal to James Burney, Sheriff, Mariposa County, directing him to call out 100 volunteers to combat Indians. Written in San Jose, January 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:51

Letter from Governor McDougal to D. Broderick, President of California Senate, asking for Legislature to take action to enable men to receive compensation for volunteer service vs. Indians. Says Federal will pay for it eventually, but some measure needed on present basis. Written in San Jose, January 18, 1851.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:52

Another, different message from Governor McDougal to Assembly asking for an act to repay volunteers who serve against Indians in wars. Still can't get U.S. Army to defend, citizens must, but only when paid to do so. (draft and final version) Written in San Jose, January 18, 1851.

Physical Description: 5 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:53

Letter from Governor McDougal transmitting communications to General P.F. Smith, U.S. Army and instructions to Colonel J. Neely Johnson concerning the Indian disturbances in Mariposa County. Written in San Jose, January 30, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:54

Receipt for six axe handles valued at $21.00 from A. Hoss for use of Major James D. Savage Battalion Company Commander. Written at Agua Frio, February 14, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:55

Receipt for supper furnished Major James Savage's Battalion by Orrin DuBois, to be paid at rate of $26.00 (pay order is certified on back by John G. Marvin, Battalion Commissary and Quarter Master). Written at Burn's Diggings, February 26, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:56

Receipt to R. West from Wm. Rogers for his Honorable Discharge as 4th Sargeant Company C, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers for 12 days active duty promising to pay in gold or silver whatever the War Bond may be sold for in dollars. Receipt later discounted several times - has notation that transfer not good. Location and date where written unknown.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:57

Draft on state by J. G. Marvin, Commissary and Quarter Master for Battalion, California Volunteers, Company Commander by Wm. Rogers for $42.78 for supplies. Certified to by J. Marvin. Written in Stockton, March 17, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:58

Claim of Spear Fort for $476.00 for service for self and house for two months eight days for service in Gila Expedition as member of California Rangers, Company B. Amount corrected to $544.00 ($7.00 per diem and $1.00 per diem man and house). Evidently paid. Written in Sacramento, March 10, 1851.'

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:59

Letter from Governor McDougal to John Bigler, Spokesman of Assembly transmitting a copy of communication received from Major James Savage, Company Commander, Battalion Volunteers, Mariposa County. Written in San Jose, March 15, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:60

Letter from Governor McDougal to Assembly and Senate demanding legislation to support volunteers serving against Indians and pointing need for prompt strong action. Written in San Jose, March 15, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:61

Request for payment by John B. Reynolds (Runolds in militia list), for $70.00 @ $5.00 per day for 34 days in Company C, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, Company Commander Major Rogers. Affidavit of service by Rogers and receipt of payment. Written March 22, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:62

1) A note for $692.53 for supplies issued by J. G. Marvin, Quarter Master, Battalion Mounted California Volunteers, Major Savage, Company Commander, to Godfrey and Teller County. 2) Another note to Wm. Minturn issued by J. Morehead, Quarter Master, Company Commander, Gila Expedition for $486.00 for ferrying troops over and back across Colorado. 3) Power of attorney of W. White, Godfrey and Teller's assignee. Written at Camp Fresno, March 26, 1851.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:63

Report from John Kuykendall, Company Commander, Volunteer Company, to Major Savage, Company Commander, Battalion Volunteers for months of February and March. Informs Savage that men voted unanimously to request resignation of commissions of 1st Lieutenant Scott and 2nd Lieutenant Rogers as not possessing military knowledge. Resignations submitted, new officers elected. Written at Headquarters, Fresno (sic) Rv, April 7, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:64

Order for pay for Emanuel Thompson for service as teamster within Battalion if California Mounted Volunteers, Major Savage, Company Commander for $108.00. Certified by J. G. Marvin, Quarter Master. Written April 11, 1851

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:65

Letter from Governor McDougal to R. Roman, State Treasurer requesting the amount of War Bonds paid out and to whom paid. Will put more bonds up to pay for Mariposa Expedition and Roman should get going. Points out mistake in interest printed on Bonds. Written in San Jose, April 15, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:66

Note for $1,000 for eight head of cattle issued to L. W. Hardman and Company by John Brown, Commissary and Quarter Master, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Certified statement of correctness of account attached. Written at Johnson's Ranch, May 22, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:67

A deposition of Charles Pfeifer attesting to service with 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Company Commander Major Rogers, in May-June 1851 for 33 days, assigns power of attorney to James Balston and/or Thomas Sunderland to collect whatever he is due. Notorized attached letter to State Treasurer from James Balston asks for payment. Written in Quincy, Illinois, January 24, 1853.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:68

Two accounts signed by A. W. Bee, Commissary and Quarter Master, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander to Smith and Johnson for meals and supplies ($157.05). Attached letter, dated January 29, 1854 from A. W. Bee to Smith certifying accounts and suggesting he contact member of state legislature to get money. Attached letter from G. D. Hall, Assemblyman, asks payment be made as justified. Expressed reluctance to pay off. Written May 31 and June 1, 1851.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:69

Account rendered by John Brown, Commissary and Quarter Master, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander to I. S. Normander, for one pair of holster pistols @ $25 each ($50). Plus two certified statements as to need of Battalion for pistols. Written June 2, 1851.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:70

Honorable Discharge of H. M. Herbert for 22 days service in Company H, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:71

Honorable Discharge of C. Hoffman for 20 days service in Company A, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Company Commander. On back is notarized statement that one John Wetty had bought, claimed, and collected it. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:72

Honorable Discharge of H. Kizer for 20 days service with Company A, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Wm. Rogers, Company Commander. Again notarized on back that claim purchased by John Wetty. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:73

Honorable Discharge of John Wetty from 20 days service with Company A, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:74

Honorable Discharge of John Lyons from 33 days service with Company B, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. He endowed the rights in the discharge first to a W. George, and then a Jack Nelson. Nelson signed all rights over to L. W. Hurdman and Company. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:75

Honorable Discharge of L. Walker for 20 days service in Company A, 2nd Battalion, California Military, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Certified statement on back attests that John Wetty is bonafide owner of all amounts due on discharge. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:76

Honorable Discharge of L. B. Ryder from Company A, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Company Commander, Major Rogers. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:77

Honorable Discharge for H. Fulson for 33 days service with Company B, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Power of attorney assigned C. Finkbone his agent to collect amount due. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:78

Honorable Discharge of E. Roberts for 33 days service in Company B, 2nd Battalion, S. Sargent, who endorsed by A.W. Sweat, who endorsed to Wm. Dormody. Attached letter from Sargent complaining he gave discharge to Sweat to get warrant for him, letter from Sweat saying he gave to Dormody to get affidavit that letter was in Sweats hand. Written June 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 5 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:79

Honorable Discharge of John James for 37 days service in Company C, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Power of attorney assigning Samuel Moore as agent to collect attached. Later assigned to A. Lipton and finally J. Normander. Written June 20, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:80

Honorable Discharge of John Gillespie from 30 days service in Company D, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed over to I. S. Normander and notarized. Written June 24, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:81

Honorable Discharge of Joshua Micka from 24 days service in Company F, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to I. S. Normander. Written June 26, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:82

Honorable Discharge of R. Mitchell from 20 days service in Company D, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Written June 26, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:83

Affidavit that George Thompson was Clerk, Company D, 2nd Battalion, Major Rogers, Company Commander for 73 days in 1851 and is due $365.00 by R. Frigalin, Company Commander, Company D. Attached power of attorney by Thompson assigning Frigalin to receipt for all amounts due. Written at Placer, August 6, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:84

Honorable Discharge of Z. Barnes from 12 days service with Company D, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Power of attorney on back authorizing J. S. Normandin to collect for him. Written June 27, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:85

Honorable Discharge of H. M. Porter for 33 days service with Company D, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Written June 27, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:86

Honorable Discharge of H. Jones for eight days service with Company D, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Written June 30, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:87

Certified statement that John Gatio served as a nurse for 39 days for member of Mariposa Battalion. Also statement by James Burney sworn to and notarized to that effect. Written July 1, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:88

Honorable Discharge of T. Morris for 30 days service in Company D, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to J. Brown for collection. Written July 3, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:89

Account submitted by John G. Cleal, M.D. for 55 days as staff officer in 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, on Staff of Brigadier General Winn and 45 days for house $585.00 plus $100.00 for forage and provisions. Attested to by Wm. Rogers, 2nd Battalion, Company Commander. Note on back says rejected! Written at Placerville, July 6, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:90

Note issued by J. G. Marvin, Commissary and Quarter Master, California Mounted Volunteers, Major Savage, Company Commander to E. H. Morton for $17.00. Later sworn to - same side. Written at Stockton, July 12, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:91

Note for $72.50 for forage from John Marvin, Commissary and Quarter Master, California Mounted Volunteers, Major Savage, Company Commander, to Heuth and Emorg. Attested to by Marvin on same side. Written at Stockton, July 12, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:92

Note for new pair buckskin pants by John Brown, 2nd Battalion, Commissary and Quarter Master, to Hiram Wade. Back is request for payment by Wade. Attached is some account, certified by A. W. Bee, Quater Master. Written July 12, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:93

Note for $98.83 for repair of harness of wagon train used by Battalion California Mounted Volunteers, Major Savage, Company Commander, signed by J.G. Marvin, Quarter Master, to Thompson Baxter. Attached letter dated February 10, 1853, to Winslow Pierce, State Controller, asking if anything has been done about claim. Written in Stockton, July 12, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:94

Honorable Discharge of Oliver Smith for 33 days service with Company B, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers Company Commander. Attached power of attorney making John Boamen his agent to collect money due him. Written July 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:95

Note for supplies to Hardman and Brown for $4.00 signed by James Brown, Quarter Master, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers Company Commander. Written July 19, 1857.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:96

Honorable Discharge of R. Mitchell for 40 days service in Company A, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers Company Commander. Written July 23, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:97

Note to D.A. Mathews (Mathis) for one gun (rifle) for $30.00 ($15.00) signed by J. Brown, Quarter Master, 2nd Battalion, California Volunteers, Major Rogers Company Commander. (looks like same man, different spelling, different amounts, and different dates) Written July 23, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:98

Honorable Discharge of Edward Blair for 40 days service in Company A, 2nd Battalion California Volunteers, Major Rogers Company Commander. Attached a letter from one VanGilder of Coloma claiming Blair's warrant and one of R. West have been assigned him. VanGilder claims West's real name was D'Estemanville and that is how he endorsed the warrant. Written July 23, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:99

Note to G.W. Hyde for $25.00 for pack saddle signed by A. Bee, Quarter Master. Attached 2nd note from Bee for $15.00 for pack saddle. (either Bee had second thoughts frequently or someone cut his requisition prices almost in half frequently). Written July 28, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:100

Note to George Ney for 100 lbs. of bacon at $100.00 signed by William Byrne for use of his company. Written at Ragtown, July 28, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:101

Bill for $100.00 for flour and sugar issued to G.W. Gridley signed by Wm. Byrne, Captain, Company Commander. Attached note from Brigadier General Winn, 2nd Battalion, 1st Division, California Militia, Company Commander states he left Byne in command at Carson Valley in July 1851 and therefore bill must be ok. Gridley assigned bill to Wm. Rawson. Notation says Board of War Examiners did not ever recognize Winn's affidavit and note disapproved. Written at Carson Valley, July 29, 1851.

Physical Description: 5 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:102

Note for listed supplies and services by A.W. Bee, Quarter Master to I.S. Normander (who accrued many discharges) for amount of $329.50. Attached is new list that has most items halved and services omitted for amount of $163.50. Both same date. Written July 30, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:103

Statement certifying that Wm. Byrne, Commander, Volunteers, owes J.C. Brown and Company $32.00 for use of two mules for two days and $12.00 for ammunition - total amount $6.00 (?) Written at Carson Vally, August 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:104

Honorable Discharge T.O. Todd for 33 days service in Company A, 2nd Battalion California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to Wm. Jones, assigned power of attorney to receive monies for him. Written August 18, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 long page 1 side
Folder F3753:105

Honorable Discharge of George Kennedy for 45 days service with Company A, 2nd Battalion California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to I.S. Vannander as his agent to collect. Written August 20, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:106

Honorable Discharge of W. Page for 1 month 20 days service in Volunteer Company commanded by Major J.H. Harper, 2nd Division, California Militia. Written at Uniontown, Trinity County, October 2, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:107

Note for $16.00 for blacksmithing signed by J.G. Marvin, Quarter Master, California Volunteers, Major Savage, Company Commander, made out to M.L. Robertson. Written at Stockton, October 12, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:108

Honorable Discharge of G. Ulfers for 16 days service in Company C, 1st Battalion, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to L. Winter. Honorable Discharge of R.N. McIntyre for 33 days in Company A, 2nd Battalion California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to B. Mathews. Honorable Discharge D. Napier for 32 days service in Company A, 2nd Battalion, Major Rogers, Company Commander. Endorsed to B. Mathews. Requisition for three rifles received from E. Felter signed by Major Rogers Order for $75.00 endorsed over to W. B. Mathews. Written October 13, 1851.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:109

Note for $66.00 payable to Dr. H.M. Forbes for supplies furnished volunteers in Mariposa County for Indian Expedition. Signed by James Burney, Company Commander. Written in Mariposa County, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:110

Accounts of Dr. I.S. Normander for service as Assistant Surgeon, 2nd Battalion California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander for 92 days and for expenses. Total of $1,229.00 - notorized certification. Written in Sacramento, May 29, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:111

Handwritten statement of service of R. Austin for eight days in Company D in June 1851 by R. Fauzalin, Company Commander, Company D. There are three endorsements to discharge including a notorized one. Written in Sacramento, July 24, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:112

Letter from J. Harper to Dr. Pierce, State Controller asking procedure to establish service with Major Roger's 2nd Battalion, in 1851 for one Frederick Secriet who has lost his discharge. Also two affidavits swearing to Secriet's service. Written in Weaverville, January 31, 1853.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:113

Claims of Z. West for $650 for supplies furnished 2nd Battalion California Volunteers, Major Rogers, Company Commander, and for two discharges he acquired. Evidently early attempts to collect fail and he has sent power of attorney to Wm. Smith, U.S. Marshall in Benicia from his home in Illinois. Written August 19, 1853.

Physical Description: 4 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:114

A demand note from H. Guptill for services during Mariposa War 1850-51 in Major Savage's Battalion. Asks Honorable John Musser to get it settled for him (legal?) Written in Weaverville, March 4, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:115

Letter from Thomas Watson to State Treasurer McMeans stating Watson bought a certificate of service for 15 days in Mariposa War, Major Savage's Battalion Mounted Volunteers, from one A. Lowenthal, wants to know how to collect. Has affidavit to effect he lost certificate attached - one from Lowenthal that he sold certificate to Watson. Written in San Francisco, June 20, 1854.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:116

Letter from H.G. Wyatt to State Adjutant General asking what compensation A.H. Metcalf is due for serving as private in Captain Kirkendall's (sic) Company in Mariposa Expedition. Claims he served from 1850 to February, 1851 for seven months (wrong dates). Mustered in and out at Agua Frio. Written in Salinas, January 18, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Gila River & Utah Expeditions (Major General J.H. Bean)

Folder F3753:117

Letter from J.H. Bean, Major General, 4th Division, California Militia to Governor McDougal asking help against forays of Indians in that area. Enclosure is minutes of citizens meeting discussing ways to defend themselves. Written in Los Angeles, February 9, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:118

Petition from Mayor and citizens of Los Angeles to Bean requesting his agreement and assistance in raising a company of Rangers to fight Indians who are raiding stock. (Many interesting signatures, Carillo, Pico, etc) Written in Los Angeles.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:119

Order from J.A. Morehead, Quarter Master, for $250.00 for horse, wagon and provisions for one month, Gila Expedition, J. Holeman. One order for $175.00 two Yokes oxen for Gila River Expedition. One order to pay Dr. Wilson Jones $230.00 for medical services for Bean's Utah Expedition and $60.00 for wagon for Gila River Expedition. Written in Los Angeles, February 28, 1851.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:120

Letter from Governor McDougal to Bean authorizing him to raise 50 men to fight Indians - economy is watchword. Written in San Jose, March 1, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:121

Letter from McDougal to J.S.K. Ogier acknowledging receipt of minutes of citizen committee from Los Angeles. Tells him of authorization to Bean reassures all help necessary on way. Written in San Jose, March 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:122

Draft on State Treasurer by Bean, Company Commander, 4th Division, California Militia, for $60.00 to Sylvester Gomez for a mule furnished the Utah Expedition. Written in San Luis Reg, March 17, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:123

Letter from Bean to McDougal with enclosure (missing). Tells Governor he is hurrying to Los Angeles as Indians are devastating the whole county. Written in San Luis Reg, March 17, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:124

Letter from Governor McDougal to Speaker John Bigler with enclosures of petitions and letters requesting help from Indians in Los Angeles County. Enclosures missing, should be in Los Angeles Company file) Written at Executive Department, March 29, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:125

Letter from McDougal to John Bigler, Speaker of State Assembly, transmitting copies of citizen petitions and letters, plus instructions to Bean, concerning Indian raids in Los Angeles area. Written in San Jose, March 29, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:126

Letter to State Treasurer enclosing statements and accounts from Bean, Company Commander, Utah Expedition and Wheller & Morgan Inc. for $3,408.00 for goods furnished soldiers under Bean's command. Included is deposition that Wheeler extended credit to soldiers and received draft against their pay while they received difference on discharge - very shady. Written in Los Angeles, July 14, 1851.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:127

Provision return for Fitzgerald's volunteers for one day for 14 men. Written November 30 and December 1, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:128

Provision return for nine days for 22 men of Fitzgerald's volunteers. No date or location.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:129

Provision return - an extra issue for 3 Indians for one day - signed by Captain Fitzgerald. Written December 1 and December 2, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:130

Provision return for 9 men for 2 days - Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 2 and December 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:131

Provision return, extra issue, for 20 Indians for 1 day - signed by Fitzgerald. Written December 5 and December 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:132

Provision return for 9 men (six officers and three servants) for 2 days - Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 4 and December 6, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:133

Provision return for 20 men for 2 days - Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 4 and December 6, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:134

Provision return for 20 men for 2 days for Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 4 and December 6, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:135

Provision return, extra issue, for 8 Indians for 1 day. Signed by Fitzgerald Written December 8 and December 9, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:136

Provision return for 9 men for 2 days - Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 8 and December 10, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:137

Provision return for 14 men for 2 days - Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 8 and December 10, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:138

Provisional return for 6 men for 2 days - Fitzgerald's volunteers. Written December 8 and December 10, 1851.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:139

Letter from George Davis to Governor McDougal conveying gist of public meeting which resulted in organization of volunteer company which became Fitzgerald's Volunteers. Wm. Warner addressed meeting on Indian raids; General Bean informed company they would serve under his command, along with Los Angeles County. Written in San Diego, November 24, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:140

Long letter from Bean to Governor McDougal stressing dangers of general Indian uprising. Asks for immediate aid in form of arms and accounterments for 200-300 cavalry. Written in Los Angeles, November 30, 1851.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:141

Letter from McDougal to General E.A. Hitchcock, Commander U.S. Forces in California, asks for help to protect San Diego citizens. Sends letter via Colonel Lippencott who will brief Hitchcock fully. Points out a steamer will leave Saturday for San Diego. Written in San Francisco, December 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:142

An authorization from the Assistant Attorney General, E.P. Hammond, acting for Governor McDougal to Bean to swear in troops in Los Angeles and San Diego and approving his actions to date. Is endorsed as true copy by Los Angeles County clerk. Written at Headquarters California Militia, December 9, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:143

An authorization from Assistant Attorney General, E.P. Hammond, to Bean to swear in troops from Los Angeles and San Diego. Written at Headquarters California Militia, December 9, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:144

Letter from Bean to McDougal informing Governor of all events of campaign to date including capture of Garra and others, court martial trials and executive of Indians powers. Again asks for ammunition and weapons. Written at Headquarters, 4th Division, Rancho del Chino, January 1, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:145

Letter from senator and assemblymen from Southern California to Governor John Bigler suggesting that the Indian uprising has been suppressed and the U.S. troops sufficient to maintain order, therefore should disband militia, save money. Written in Vallejo, January 8, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:146

Order from Attorney General, McKenstry to Bean to disband troops and turn over accounts and equipment to Rains. Written at Headquarters California Militia, Vallejo, January 12, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:147

Letter from E.W. McKenstry, Attorney General, to General James S. Rains ordering him to Los Angeles to take over all state property from Bean and put it up for public auction. Written at Headquarters California Militia Vallejo, January 12, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:148

Letter from McKenstry to General Rains authorizing him to receipt for all state property in Bean's possession and to sell it at auction. Written at Headquarters California Militia, Vallejo, January 12, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:149

Letter from Bean to Rains acknowledging Rains' letter concerning takeover of state equipment and informing him there is none in San Diego. Says Quarter Master may have some in Los Angeles and he will meet Rains there January 25. Written at Headquarters, 4th Division, San Diego, January 20, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:150

Affidavit to the effect that Rains has transferred all state interest in lost horses and other property from Indian Expedition to Ben S. Eaton and Wm. C. Lewis vice H.W. Wright. They are authorized to collect any horses Wright may have recovered. Written in Los Angeles, February 7, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:151

Two lists of items Rains had auctioned off as being state property. Written in Los Angeles, February 5 and 7, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:152

A certified bill or authorization for Ben S. Eaton and Wm. C. Lewis to collect all the horses from the Expedition not previously sold. Written in Los Angeles, February 7, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:153

List of names - possibly of men who performed services for Indian Expedition in Los Angeles in 1851. (Was in the Rains papers.) No date.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:154

Letter from General Rains to E. W. McKenstry, Attorney General, reporting on his mission to collect state property which was overall a failure. One enclosure, copy of list of property received by Rains from Major I. W. Bird, Quarter Master and acting Commisary with Military Division, California Militia on active duty. Written in Sacramento, February 18, 1852.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:155

A statement sheet showing what Rains sold and how much state owed him. February 19, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:156

A request for payment of per diem by Rains for the period 12 Jan. - 19 Feb. 1852 at $25.00 per day. Also a note in which Rains attempts to ustify his rather exorbitant fee. No date.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:157

Company Roll of enlisted personnel of Company _____, 1st Artillery. (It is doubtful if this has anything to do with San Diego Camp, as the dates of arrival of many in California is after units were disb nded.) No date.

Physical Description: 1 double sheet 1 side
Folder F3753:158

General Roll of Company F, 3d Artillery (3rd U.S. Artillery?), again, almost certainly not connected with San Diego Camp. No date.

Physical Description: 1 double sheet 1 side
Folder F3753:159

Order directing Captain Daniel Aldrich to present muster roll of his officers and men to Colonel John Hays and then return to receive commissions and be mustered in. Written HQ, State Militia, San Francisco, December 8, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:160

Petition of members of Aldrich Volunteers, who formed at instigation of Colonel John Hays on November 8, 1851, under Command of Captain D. Aldrich. Governor disbanded them on November 12, 1851, as unnecessary. Petition asks for pay for four days. No date.

Physical Description: 3 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:161

Letter or petition from San Diego mayor and officials to Governor Bigler asking for fully equipped mounted unit to put down Indians, says Bean is not being supplied by commissary and refers Governor to Senator Warner and Representative Haraszthy for details. (They didn't confirm! See 145). Written in San Diego, No date.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side.
Folder F3753:162

A draft on the State Treasure for $252.00 for six beefs and two oxen furnished to Gila expedition and a sworn deposition that the animals were used as stated by J. C. Morehead, Quarter Master and Commissary General, Company Commander Gila Expedition. Also several sworn depositions of service of one J. Hinkson for 60 days as well as furnishing the cattle and for five mules. Letter from A. Kimbell, Hinkson's attorney asking payment. Written in Sacramento, March 17, 1852.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:163

Handwritten statement of service of T. Dunn for two months and 18 days for self and horse in Company A, California Rangers, Gila Expedition and an order on State Treasurer for $468.00, signed by J. Morehead, Quarter Master and Commissary General for California. Notation on back that can't be paid until Paymaster Foster returns from Marysville. Note endorsed to one Havcock. Written October 18, 1852.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:164

A memorandum of the various claims for service owned by J. Perry and power of attorney authorizing A. J. Phelan to collect for him. Evidently Perry bought there claims, or some of them as a speculation. Written in Benicia, March 1 1853.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:165

A draft on Treasurer of California in favor of W. B. Reynolds for three months and eight days service for self and three mules in Company H, California Rangers, Gila Expedition, signed by J. Morehead, Quarter Master and Commissary General for California for $484.00. Notation on back by State Comptroller Pierce indicates paid to John Perry who bought it from Reynolds. Written March 1, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:166

Correspondence from J. Perry to A. J. Phelan, his agent, concerning claims for war service Perry has acquired through purchase. He mentions a listing of lost documents and then says received land grants for them. Also a power of attorney is attached from Perry to A. Kimbell to collect any claims still on file. Written in San Francisco, March 21, 1853.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:167

Power of attorney of J. Hinkson to A. Kimbell to collect any claims due him from California. Written in Benicia, March 21, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:168

Letter from A. J. Phelan to J. Perry enclosing a $1,000 war bond and certificates for $8.98. Phelan states unable to collect remainder as Board disallowed them. He returns disallowed claims. Written in Benicia, April 14, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:169

Letter from John Wheeler to Packard explaining all the various war claims Packard has against state and degree of expectation of payment. Written in Los Angeles, September 24, 1853.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:170

Power of attorney executed by Albert Packard making G. S. Cohen his agent to collect all the orhead and Bean scrip for $6,00.00 for him. Written in San Francisco, March 21, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:171

A statement by H. W. Wright that he was 1st Lieutenant and Quarter Master under General Morehead on Gila Expedition from June 10 until August 26 and up to September 20 was Quarter Master and Commissary to Commander. He assigns his rights to T. B. Sanford. Sanford writes letter to State Treasurer asking him to pay an A. H. Clark claim for him. Written in Los Angeles, February 8, 1854.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:172

Sworn statement by John McDougal to the effect that he had requested Colonel Hays to form two companies to go to the aid of San Diego from San Francisco and that the men had equipped themselves. Agrees should be paid for expenses and time. Written in San Francisco, February 14, 1854.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:173

Bill rendered to California by J. C. Morehead, Major, Commanding Gila Expedition, for period August 22 to December 30, 1850 @ $15.00 per day and 3 horses @ $1.00 each for total of $2340. Certified by Morehead. Attached are authorizations for payment - law, Journal of Legislation, muster rolls, Governor Burnett's instructions. Written in Sacramento, May 13, 1854.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:174

Letter from law firm Marshall, Gould, Blanchard to Attorney General asking for available information on 1851 expedition against Cahuella Indians under Major General Bean. Written in Los Angeles, September 21, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:175

Second letter from law firm of Marshall, Gould, Blanchard to Attorney General L. H. Foote, replying to one from Attorney General and asking for copies of all papers concerning Indian war in 1851 in Southern California. Written in Los Angeles, November 11, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:176

Honorable Discharge of one George Hart signed by I. C. Morehead, Quarter Master and acting Commissary General for Gila Expedition. Pay order on State Treasurer for $490.00 for three months 8 days service in Company A, California Rangers. Notation says no Hart on Company rolls, is one George Hunt, 2d Sargent, who has been paid. No date.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:177

Draft on California Treasure for $50.00 to pay J. M. Robinson for a mule lost by California Rangers on Gila Expedition. Signed by I. C. Morehead, Quarter Master and Commissary General. Notation says not on any roll. Back endorsed to a William Gainer on December 13, 1857. No date

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:178

Memorandum to effect that 2d Lieutenant T. Dunn received credit for pay for 78 days @ $10.00 = $780 and for horse 78 days @ $1.00 = $78 for a total of $858.00 minus credit advanced by J. Warner for $156.00 for total of $702.00. Note says other 2d Lieutenant's were paid $7.00 per day so Dunn was overpaid $234. Pay draft was for $468.00. No date.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara

Folder F3753:179

Petition from citizens of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego Counties to Governor Mc Dougal asking protection from Indian raids, particularly those from Tulare Valley. (1851) no date.

Physical Description: 1 long sheet
Folder F3753:180

Authorization from Governor John Mc Dougal to John Brannan to raise 50 men to fight, Indians and protect citizens of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Written in Vallejo, August 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:181

Draft of preceeding letter to Brannan. Written in Vallejo, August 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:182

Order from Attorney General to Brigadier General Covarrabias to activate Captain Brannan and 50 men to defend San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties from Indians. The general is to report progress from time to time. Written Headquarters, California Militia, Attorney General, Vallejo, August 4, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:183

Order from Attorney General to Captain Brannan disbanding group as not needed any longer. Written Headquarters, California Militia, Attorney General, Vallejo, August 18, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:184

Petition to Governor John Mc Dougal asking protection again from Indians for citizens of Santa Barbara County. One signee also asks for San Luis Obispo. Written in Santa Barbara, September 3, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 long sheet
Folder F3753:185

Communication to President of Assembly from Claims Committee, General Assembly, verifying petition from Colonel Thomas F. W. Price asking reimbursement for furnishing ammo, provisions, arms to 21 men for five months in the summer of 1851 to suppress hostile Indians in Napa and Yolo counties. Signed J. W. Mandeville. No date.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:186

Letter from Governor John Bigler to Windsor S. Pierce authorizing him to collect all documents pertaining to Indian expeditions in 1850, 51, 52 to determine extent of depredations and costs to citizens, proofs of same, communications to former Governors asking assistance and communications from Governors to United States authorities asking assistance. Costs of men in salary, subsistence, arms, horses, etc. and to state. Orders him to go to D. C. to help Congressmen collect from Feds. Written at Executive Department, Benicia, June 30, 1855.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Miscellaneous, 1851

Folder F3753:187

Letter from Governor Mc Dougal to President Millard Fillmore asking for help (funds and/or arms-ammunition) to fight Indians. Doesn't want United States Army as they don't know how to fight Indians as well as California frontiersmen. Sends letter by Wm. Rodgers who can answer questions. Written at Executive Department, San Jose, March 1, 1851.

Physical Description: 7 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:188

List of documents accompanying a dispatch from Governor to President - the subject was Indian difficulties. (This was after the troubles in Mariposa and Los Angeles.) Written in San Jose, 1851.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
Folder F3753:189

Letter from Mc Dougal to Wm. Rodgers directing him to go to D. C. and take letter to President Fillmore and to acquaint President with problems. Written at Executive Department, San Jose, March 1, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:190

Letter of transmittal from Mc Dougal to Speaker John Bigler, State Assembly conveying the information that he has requested help from President Fillmore in Indian wars. Evidently sent copies of letters to Fillmore and Rodgers to Bigler. Written in San Jose, March 15, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:191

Letter from Governor John Mc Dougal to R. Romen, California State Treasurer - directing him to negotiate the war bonds to be sold to raise money to pay troops engaged in fighting Indians. Obviously, second or more times Romen has been directed. Written, Executive Department, Vallejo, July 27, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:192

Letter from Editor, Placer Times and Transcript to Secretary of State, California, W. Van Voorhies, requests copy of correspondence between Secretary of State and U. S. Pacific Division, Military Command supposedly discussing request by military to Governor for troops to assist in moving mines and others from newly declared Indian Reservation by U. S. Indian Commissioners. Written in Sacramento, August 17, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:193

Letter from A. W. Smith (?) to Governor Mc Dougal transmitting petition (missing) and asking favorable consideration. Written at Coloma, December 8, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:194

Letter from Adam Johnston to Governor John Mc Dougal answering the Governor's request for estimate of Indian population of California, also gives Johnston's version of Indian culture from his observations. Written at San Joaquin Valley, Merced Indian Reservation, December 26, 1851.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
 

First Humboldt-Klamath-Trinity Expedition (Captain Wright)

Folder F3753:195

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.

Physical Description: 1 long sheet.
Folder F3753:196

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.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:197

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.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:198

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages, 3 sides
Folder F3753:199

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.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:200

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:201

Letter from Governor Mc Dougal to Brigadier General Winn stating that Mc Dougal has already asked General Hitchcock for help to protect emigrants and residents of Siskiyou County. Written at the Attorney General's Office, Vallejo, July 26, 1851.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:202

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:203

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:204

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:205

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

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:206

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:207

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:208

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:209

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
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Affidavits of George Holmes as to his service in Captain Wright's California Mounted Volunteers and that he furnished a horse. Also assignment of power of attorney to J.P. Goodall to collect whatever is due Holmes and forward same. Written in Jackson County, Oregon Territory, June 5, 1854.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
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Letter to S. Bell, State Comptroller from James P. Goodall saying he had sent powers of attorney to former Comptroller Pierce, and McMeans and was now sending one with Assemblyman C.J. Curtis to collect warrants due a G.G. Holmes for 15 days service with Captain Wright's Company on Indian Expedition in 1851. Wants money from someone. Written in Yreka, September 21, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Power of Attorney from firm of Waterman and Tolin to Alfred Waterman as their agent to collect attached bill for $517.00 for rental of mules and horses for 93 days by Captain Wright's and Captain McDermett's Ranger Companies in fall of 1852. Written in Yreka, July 1, 1854.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Affidavit, of David H. Lowry as to accuracy of bill for $246.35 for cash advanced and supplies furnished Captain Wright's Rangers in September, October, and November of 1852 on Indian Expeditions. Also power of attorney authorizing Wells Fargo and Company as its agent to act for him in collection from California. Written in Siskiyou County, October 28, 1854.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
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Letter from M. Scott to Dr. McMeans, State Treasurer, stating J.R. Reynolds service claim for 34 days in Company C, 1st Battalion, California Volunteers, Captain Dukman, Company Commander. Letter from Witherill states interest and principal is $71.50 and $170.00 respectively. Authorized Wells Fargo to collect it. Also attached are Reynolds discharge and power of attorney by Reynolds making Witherill his agent. Written in San Francisco, November 14, 1854.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
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Power of attorney assigned E.J. Curtis by Waterman and Tolin to collect all money due them for transportation or materials furnished Captain Wright's Mounted Rangers in fall of 1852. Written in Yreka, December 29, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Governor's Correspondence to Assembly

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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Attack on Indians

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Letter from Battalion Major G.W. Pattin, Company Commander, Fort Miller to Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters Pacific Division, San Francisco reporting the unprovoked attack of one Major Harvey and citizens from area on Indians. Chief Shasta says must have redress, Indians now only trust troops, ask if troops are to protect or not? Pattin says 10 male Indians to meet in August - suggests strong force in area. Major Savage (civilian volunteer leader) says that many coming. Pattin says punish whites or war comes. Written at Benicia Barracks, July 26, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Governor's Correspondence with U.S. Army

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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Klamath/Shasta Counties Petitions

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Petition from citizens of Klamath County to Governor Bigler asking for arms to protect themselves from Indians. Asks for 10 rifles 20 muskets 1000 cartridges. Written in Klamath County, January 31, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to County Judge, Klamath County informing him of shipment of 10 rifles, 20 muskets, 1000 rifle cartridges as requested for issue to use against Indians. Tells Judge he is responsible for arms and their safe return when not needed any longer. Written in Benicia, January 31, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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List of names of volunteer company organized at Pittsburgh, Shasta County, under Captain Johnson's command. Written at Pittsburgh, Shasta County, February 20, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:231

Petition to Governor Bigler asking protection from Indians. Communications between Crescent City and mines cut off. Have 40 volunteers, not enough. Written in Klamath County, no date.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:232

Affadavit sworn by four men before County Judge that Indians are stealing and attacking homes, trying to burn. Written in Klamath County, March 8, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:233

Letter from John A. Dreibelbis to Governor Bigler complaining that Indians killed 11 Chinese, 2 white miners on McCloud River on February 3, 1854. Local volunteers formed Company when refused aid by Colonel Wright, Company Commander Fort Reading (sic), found an encampment, killed 21 Indians, found more, killed seven. Indians raided cattle ranches, pursued again, 17 more killed. Now reporting to Governor late because didn't know needed to. Wants State to pay volunteers for services. Written at Pitt River, April 13, 1854.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

California State Militia

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Government form from George W. Manypenny, Commander of Indian Affairs presumably to Governor Johnson transmitting volumne 5 of work; Information Respecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States. Written 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Brigadier General Winn, Company Commander, 1st Brigade, 4th Division to Governor Johnson stating R.W. Crandall refused to accept position of Commisary in Winn's Brigade and requesting Governor to commission L.B. Hopkins instead. Written in Sacramento, January 29, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe to Governor Johnson transmitting commissions of officers elected in San Francisco Blues. Written in Sacramento, January 30, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:237

Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Johnson transmitting list of all state General Militia Officers with date of rank. Written in Sacramento, February 9, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:238

Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Johnson transmitting commissions for officers elected by Petaluma Guards. Written in Sacramento, February 27, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:239

Letter from P.H. Hams to Governor Johnson expressing surprise that his California Militia Commission had been given to another. Says Butte County clerk did not forward oath of office but Hams had accepted commission in October, 1855. Forwarded certificate to General Kibbe, Adjutant General, assumes that takes care of matter. Written in Bidwell, March 8, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from County Judge P. Shaffer to Governor Johnson certifying election of Daniel E. Hungerford as Major of California Militia for volunteer units in Sierra County. Written in Downieville, Sierra County, April 8, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Adjutant General, U.S. Army to Senator J.B. Weller acknowledging receipt of letter from Governor of California containing muster rolls and returning letter as requested. Written in Washington, D.C., May 2, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Adjutant General, U.S. Army to Governor Johnson acknowledging receipt of letter containing muster rolls. Written in Washington, D.C., May 3, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Major General James Walsh, Company Commander, 4th Division, California Militia, to Governor Johnson tendering resignation of commission. Written in Grass Valley, May 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Tulare Expedition, General Beale Treaty

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Dispatch from Captain Foster DeMaster, Company Commander, Tulare Mounted Rifles to Governor Johnson acknowledging receipt of four commissions and requesting arms and ammunition as soon as possible. Written in Visalia, April 30, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Petition from Tulare Mounted Riflemen to Governor Neely Johnson to commission Dr. S.G. George, Company Surgeon. Written in Visalia, April 30, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Governor Johnson to Dr. George authorizing him to draw arms and ammunition from Benicia for Tulare Mounted Rifles. Governor warns to keep expenses down, protect and defend, not attack. Written in Sacramentto, May 8, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Telegram from Dr. George to Governor Johnson telling him situation is more serious than before in valley. Asks authority to raise company of volunteers to go back to Tulare with him. Written in Stockton, May 12, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Order from Governor Neely Johnson to General E.H. Beale directing him to proceed to Tulare County and endeavor to obtain peace between Indians and whites. Says use force as last resort but keep expense down and don't fight if possible. Written in Sacramento, May 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
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Report from General Beale to Governor Johnson to effect that he has concluded a peace treaty with all Tulare County Indians except one tribe and they will disperse. To be fed by agents until Superintendent of Indian Affairs arrives. Written at Camp Gaston, June 10, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from Governor Johnson to Major General Samuel Booker saying he will get Kibbe to sign commissions upon his return. Says Beale only temporary general to settle Tulare War. Written in Sacramento, June 11, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:251

Report from Subagent Lewis to Superintendent of Indian Affairs Thomas Henley telling him that Beale took over all dealings with Indians and arbitrarily dispatched them to new locales, promising them food, clothing and protection from whites if they obeyed. Lewis says they are now at different Indian farms. Written at Fresno Indian Farm, June 14, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from W.J. Campbell to Thomas Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs saying that Beale has moved Indians to King's River Farm and ordered a Jennings to feed them. Jennings has placed beginning order and Campbell cautioned him to be careful of expenditures. Campbell states Beale would take pleasure in running the Department into heavy expenses. Written at Fresno Indian Farm, June 14, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from M.B. Lewis, Subagent to Henley - complaining of Beale's treaty in particular and the many different counsels given Indians in area in general. Says he can handle them, others should leave him to do it. Written at Fresno Indian Farm, June 21, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from Thomas Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs to Governor Johnson stating that Beale will do anything to embarass the Department of Indian Affairs, particularly in that area. Says he may not be able to meet Beale's promises in treaty. Says will support Governor best he can. Private letter, no official statement. Written at San Francisco, June 24, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:255

Letter from Thomas Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs to Governor Johnson stating he has received letter informing him of treaties negotiated by E.F. Beale but until they are submitted in writing, can't be recognized. Asks Governor that future transactions with Indians include his agents. Warns failure to keep promises will further estrange Indians veiled hostility. Written in San Francisco, June 24, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:256

Letter from T. Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs to Governor Johnson enclosing letters from his agents complaining about Beale's negotiations with Tulare Indians. Says he doesn't think serious trouble will result, implies not Beale's fault there isn't bad trouble. Written in San Francisco, June 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:257

Letter from T. Henley to Governor Johnson enclosing a letter from Henley to Beale with a request that if Johnson approves of letter he will forward it to Beale as it contains questions concerning the Indian treaties Beale concluded with Tulare Indians. Written in San Francisco, June 27, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:258

Letter from T. Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs to E.F. Beale, former Brigadier General, California Militia, in which Henley asks Beale just what were the provisions of the treaties he negotiated with Tulare Indians. Letter implies that Beale exceeded authority and that Henley was now committed to a program he couldn't or wouldn't support. Written in San Francisco, June 27, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from E.F. Beale to Governor Johnson reporting that he has attained peace with all the tribes in the Tulare area. He ordered some to the reservation on King's River others to Yocole Valley. In either case, the Indians were promised subsistance by Superintendent of Indian Affairs Henley. Beale says must keep feeding Indians and keep party of dragoons in field. Resigns Brigidier General Commission. Also reports presents and settlers losses. Written in San Francisco, July 12, 1856.

Physical Description: 12 pages 12 sides
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Certified copy of E.F. Beale's expenses for transportation to Fort Tejon from San Francisco and return. Includes copies of receipts for $924.00. Written in San Francisco, July 17, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 1 side
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Letter from E.F. Beale to Governor Johnson enclosing copies of his various expense accounts accrued during service in negotiations with Tulare Indians. Mentions that all presents given at the Councils were furnished by subagents and thus are chargeable to Federal not state. Written in San Francisco, July 17, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from E.F. Beale to Governor Johnson transmitting travel expenses for Tulare Indian expedition to him. Written in San Francisco, July 17, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Papers pertaining to Tulare County Indian outbreak. Includes: deposition by Governor Neely Johnson, report dated June 10, 1856 and one date July 12, 1856 by Brigadier General E.F. Beale on his peace settlements with various Indian tribes (bands) in Tulare County; deposition of Colonel Ed Byrne concerning expenses, a list of presents to Indians; itemized damages by the Indians, receipt for money advanced by Johnson to Beale. Written in Sacramento and San Francisco, June/July, 1856.

Physical Description: 17 pages 20 sides
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Memo from Governor Johnson to E.F. Beale enclosing Comptoller's Warrant for $500.00. Says next Assembly doubtless meet the deficiency in your expenditures. $500.00 was out of Governor's contingency funds. Written in Sacramento, September 1, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Memo for record to effect that Governor Johnson had paid $500 for services by E.F. Beale during Tulare Indian troubles. Written in Sacramento, July 24, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Affadavit of Hiram Parker that he served in Captain DeMasters Company, California Militia, in Tulare Indian War in 1856. Applies for pay for service. Also letter from Brown (Attorney) to Kibbe transmitting claims. Written in San Joaquin County, October 4, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Humboldt and Klamath Expeditions

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Petition from citizens of Klamath County, near Crescent City, asks for company of volunteers to protect their lives and property. Written in Sacramento, January 10, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:268

Copy of petition to Governor from citizens of Klamath County. Written in Sacramento, January 10, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:269

Letter from Governor Johnson to Senate and Assembly forwarding petition from Klamath County. Citizens requesting company of volunteers to protect against Indians. Says his predecessor had authorized 30 men but didn't know what actions had taken place. Has draft copy included. Written in Sacramento, January 15, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
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Requisition from Governor Johnson for 40 percussion rifles, plus accounterments and appendages and 5000 rounds of balls and caps for 40 mounted riflemen under a C.A. Hillman, Company Commander. Unit part of 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, California Militia. Written in Sacramento, January 18, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Governor Johnson to Major General Wool, Company Commander, Pacific Department, inquiring if he has sent troops to Crescent City or plans to soon. Asks for help so he won't have to send volunteers. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, January 19, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Petition from G.R. Pratt and others to Governor Johnson asking help from hostile Indians. Says 15 settlers killed previous summer and they are desperate. Written at Klamath River, February 29, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from Major General Patrick Harris, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia, to Governor Johnson saying Harris read of Indian massacre of volunteers and citizens at Gold Beach near Rogue River. Volunteers services for immediate duty for self and militia if Governor needs them. Written at Bidwell, March 2, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Governor Johnson to Legislature saying he had discussed Indian situation in Crescent City area with General Wool, Company Commander, Pacific Division, and asked him if more troops are being sent there and had requested letter from Wool for information. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, March 5, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Order from Governor Johnson to D.N. Gilmore to proceed to Crescent City analyze situation, and if warranted, to organize volunteer company under J.B. Roseborough. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, March 7, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from John W. Park to Governor Johnson, saying Wool a granny who may or may not take field. Says something must be done about arms for state, they still under Wool's control. Would like to raise another company, as one authorized can't function for some reason. Written in Crescent City, March 10, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:277

Report from David Gilmore to Governor Johnson in which he states no Indian danger at that time. Will know within 10 days after U.S. Army campaign against Rogue River Indians. Will let him know. Written in Crescent City, March 18, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Report from David Gilmore to Governor Johnson stating Indians in So. Oregon have been committing outrages but no requirement at Crescent City for volunteer company. Says U.S. Army troops should be able to keep trail open to Oregon at no cost to state. Says if Indians beat Army they will need all forces in that part of country. Written in Crescent City, March 31, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:279

Letter from D.W. Gilmore to Governor Neely Johnson, informing him that a Major Allen, U.S. Quarter Master thinks he will have 90-100 troops available to sail to Vancouver on the Guliah, private ship. Written in San Francisco, March, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Letter from John S. Hughes to The Commander in Chief of the State of California stating he and other citizens had organized a volunteer company in September, 1855 but hadn't received arms or commissions and would like them sent at once as their services were needed. Written at Sawyers Bar, Klamath County, April 6, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Order by Governor Neely Johnson calling out a company of volunteers under David Sutherland to protect citizens of Klamath, Humboldt, Siskiyou Counties from Indians. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, April 7, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Report from David Gilmore to Governor Johnson to effect that no word yet from Oregon Expedition but that Hoopah Indians may be getting ready for hostilities. Has plan for U.S. Army to patrol trail and says he has seen Major General Wool who agrees and furnished 50 men. Written at Crescent City, April 9, 1856.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
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Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to David Sutherland ordering him to disband or not form volunteer company to protect Klamath, Humboldt, Trinity Counties. Cancelled order of April 7, 1856. Written at Headquarters, California Militia, Sacramento, April 10, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from David Gilmore to Governor Johnson. Some modifications to Wool's orders on men to patrol trail are straightened out. Gilmore authorized 30 men for 30 days to take field against Smith River Indians who burned two houses. Tells Governor he will try and disband early. Written in Crescent City, May 5, 1856.

Physical Description: 4 pages 5 sides
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Letter from Wallis McDonald to Governor Neeley Johnson reporting Gilmore's raising of volunteer company and of Indians burning house in Smith River Valley. McDonald assured Governor need for volunteers until regular army troops arrive. Says Wool is right in actions. Written in Crescent City, May 4, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
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Letter from J.B. Roseborough to Governor Johnson asking permission to increase his volunteer company to 50 men, implying the U.S. Army can't or won't help defend against Indians. Repeats usual story of Smith River Valley burnings and estimates of large numbers of Indians in area. Written in Crescent City, May 16, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Othertype 287

Letter from Roseborough to Governor Johnson. Again he states he doubts if the U.S. Army will be able to protect citizens after his company is disbanded on June 5. Says they will only guard trains to the Rogue River area. Written in Crescent City, May 24, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Othertype 288

Letter from D.W. Gilmore to Governor Johnson reporting on situation at Crescent City. Said he finally authorized Roseborough to raise company but expects U.S. Army to guard trails. Points out Indians on Klamath Reservation must be fed as they are from other areas and have no rights to hunt and fish on Klamath Indian property. Written in Sacramento, May 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
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Original report from Gilmore to Johnson on Klamath County Indian troubles. Written in Sacramento, May 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:290

Letter from Walter McDonald to Governor Johnson recommending a David Sutherland as Company Commander of a volunteer company on Klamath and Trinity Rivers vs. Indians and a E.G. Wescott as Quarter Master and Commissary for company. (Klamath County), (McDonald may have returned to Sacramento, no heading no date). Written in 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Committee Report to citizens of Crescent City on visit to Ill River Indians attempting to settle trouble between them and whites. Indians complain whites live in their valley and have whipped them. Committee traded blankets for Indian guns; brought 9 Indians back for further negotiation. Written in Crescent City, January 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from General John K. Lamerich, Company Commander, Oregon Volunteers, to Governor Johnson stating his men are driving Old John, Chief, and his men after defeating them three times, into California. Warns Johnson they may cause trouble and he isn't sure his men will follow into California. Warns if they join up with Klamath Indians - big trouble. Suggests Johnson take action. Written at Headquarters, Southern Army, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from J.D. Cosby, Major General, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia, to Governor Johnson stating he has sent 30 men on a scouting expedition to observe the actions of the Modock (sic), Klamath Lake, Applegate, Klamath River Indians, all of whom he thinks have turned hostile and united. If true, he will have to take extended actions; needs arms, Captain Martin has 40 guns all available. Written at Headquarters, 6th Division, California Militia, Yreka, June 12, 1856.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
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Letter from Governor Johnson to Major General John E. Wool, Company Commander, Pacific Division asking for help against Indians in north. Encloses letter from Cosby. Says he doesn't want to use state troops. Written in Sacramento, June 17, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from D.D. Calton to General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, enclosing muster rolls of Scott River Guards and requesting arms. Says the Guards can beat all Indians in state with the Vigilance Committee thrown in. Written in Yreka City, June 26, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:296

Letter from Governor Johnson to General J. Cosby, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia, telling him to take necessary measures against Indians in No. California. Cautions on need for absolute economy. Says U.S. Army can't or won't help, says no arms/ammunition available to send. Written in Sacramento, August 4, 1856.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:297

Letter from Governor Johnson to Major General Cosby, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia saying he sent orders but will send again on return to Sacramento. In general, says get with it and do what is needed. Written in Marysville, August 20, 1856.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
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Statement of Walter McDonald, former commissioner on Board to examine claims of citizens of Klamath, Siskiyou, Humboldt Counties for services/supplies during suppression of Indian hostilities there. Specified expenses allowed for Captain Chesley Woodward's Company and Captain F.M. Woodward's Union Volunteers muster rolls verified. Written in Klamath County, September 12, 1857.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:299

Letter from Neeley Johnson to Governor J.G. Downey transmitting copies of his orders to Cosby in 1856 and correspondence with Wool. Affadvit attached. Johnson says letters/orders originally lost, his copies packed with his papers. Written in Sacramento, April 29, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
 

State Survey - U.S. Army Query

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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Mormon Rebellion Correspondence

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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:305

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:306

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:307

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

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:308

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:309

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:310

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:311

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:312

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:313

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:314

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:315

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:316

List of aide-de-camps to Governor from various Brigades and Division. Written July 1.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:317

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:318

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

U.S. Army Land Acquisitions

Folder F3753:319

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:320

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:321

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Court Martial of Captain Johns

Folder F3753:322

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:323

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:324

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:325

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:326

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:327

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.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:328

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

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:329

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:330

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:331

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Humboldt, Trinity, and Klamath Indian Troubles

Folder F3753:332

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.

Physical Description: 48 pages 73 sides
Folder F3753:333

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:334

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:335

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:336

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:337

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:338

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.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:339

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.

Physical Description: 97 pages 97 sides
Folder F3753:340

Medical and pharmecutical 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.

Physical Description: 10 pages 10 sides
Folder F3753:341

Certified bill from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, California to Superintendent of Indian Affairs for $91.00 for six blankets issued to Indian prisoners. Written March 15, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Tehama County, Deer/Antelope Creeks

Folder F3753:342

Petition from residents of Tehama County and Deer and Antelope Creeks to Governor Weller asking relief from Indians, as other counties have received. Written in Tehama County and Deer/Antelope Creeks, May 9, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:343

Petition from citizens of Tehama County to Governor Weller for protection from Indians on Eastern forder of County. Claim Indians are now burning homes as well as killing stock. Written in Red Bluff, May 11, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:344

Another petition from citizens of Tehama asking for protection from Indians now burning as well as stock raiding. Written in Tehama County, May 15, 1859.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:345

Petition from citizens of Deer Creek to Governor Weller adding their solicitations to those of Tehama County citizens for protection. Written at Deer Creek, May 15, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:346

Letter from W.R. Harrison and J.C. Bradley to Governor Weller asking protection from Indians. Claim Seth Hoskee's house burned down and two attempts to steal horses. Suggest Captain Messeak (sic) as leader of requested unit. Written in Red Bluff, May 16, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:347

Record of meeting of citizens of Tehama County who organized to discuss their situation as to Indian raids with Captain Flint, Company Commander, U.S. Army Company in area. Later group resolved to ask Governor Weller for permission to form volunteer company to fight Indians. Written in Red Bluff, May 27, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:348

Petition from committee of citizens to Governor Weller outlining case against Indians and reasons U.S. Army troops can't handle them. Ask permission to raise volunteer company to weed out Indians angry over slaughter of women and children a few weeks previous by band of whites. Written in Tehama County, May 29, 1859.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:349

Letter from Governor Weller to citizens of Tehama in answer to their petitions for help from Indian raids. States company of Federal troops were dispatched by Colonel Clarke, Company Commander, Pacific District, and they should be sufficient. If not, he will send help. Written in Sacramento, June 2, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:350

Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, California State Adjutant General, to Captain Flint, U.S. Army, Company Commander, Antelope Creek Detachment, telling Flint he has been ordered to look into Indian raids and to ascertain possible need for volunteer company. Written in Red Bluff, July 11, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:351

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Captain Flint, U.S. Army, Company Commander, Antelope Creek Post, stating he has been sent to investigate threat of Indian hostiles. Wants strength figures for Flint's command. Written in Red Bluff, July 11, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:352

Letter from General Kibbe to Governor Weller stating troubles between U.S. Army officers and civilians. Confirms there was a massacre of women and children but blames it on a McKee and friends in revenge of McKee's brother's death. Says should clean up trouble in month. Talks politics. Written at Lockhart's Ferry, Pitt River, September 30, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:353

Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General to Governor Weller reporting he has captured or killed all bad Pitt Rivers. Asks Governor to intervene with U.S. Superintendent of Indian Affairs McDuffie who wants to put POWS in home Lackee Reservation. Says they will go home - wants Weller to get McDuffie to put them in Tejon as laborers. Written in Red Bluff, November 29, 1859.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
 

Long/Round Valleys - Mendocino County

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Petition from G.H. Woodman to Governor Milton S. Latham for protection from Indians. Claims they have formed alliance of tribes and locals can no longer afford to protect themselves, requests assembly to authorize raising of 50 men. Written in Long Valley, Mendocino County, undated.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:355

Report from 2nd Lieutenant Edward Dillon to Major E. Johnson, Company Commander, 6th Infantry, Fort Weller, reporting on activities of settlers against Indians in area. Follows closely his deposition on massacres of Indians by settlers. Written in Round Valley, March 23, 1859.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:356

A copy of Dillon's report on activities of settlers in Round Valley. Written in Round Valley, March 23, 1859.

Physical Description: 9 pages 9 sides
Folder F3753:357

Deposition by 2nd Lieutenant Edward Dillon, Commander, Detachment of 6th Regiment, Round Valley; stating the abuse and activities committed by the settlers against the Indians on the Round Valley Reservation. Particularly mentions Jarboe. Written in Round Valley, 1859.

Physical Description: 8 pages 16 sides
Folder F3753:358

Letter from Colonel R. Clarke forwarding Lieutenant Dillon's report on conditions in Round Valley to the Governor for his action/information. Written at Headquarters Los Angeles County, April 22, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:359

Copy of Colonel Clarke's letter to Governor Weller enclosing Dillon's report. Written at Headquarters, Los Angeles County, April 24, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:360

A copy (or original) of petition from citizens of Round and Eden Valley to Governor for permission to raise force to fight Indians. (On back there is pencilled note to Major Johnson from J. Tobin asking him to allow a Judge Hastings to use Tobin's saddle, mochos, and blanket.) Written at Robertson's Camp, Eel River, April 24, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:361

Petition from residents of Round and Eden Valleys complaining to Governor Weller of depredations of Indians in area between No./So. fork of Eel and Round/Eden Valleys. Asks permission to raise 20 volunteers to fight them. Statement attested to by Thomas Henley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Written at Robertson's Camp, So. fork Eel River, April 24, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:362

Letter from Governor Weller to Colonel Clarke asking if his forces in Round and Eden Valleys are sufficient and, if not, can he increase them? Enclosed (missing) is a petition from citizens of Mendocino County. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, April 29, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:363

Letter from 1st Lieutenant C.C. Churchill to T.C. Hastings in reply to request to specify where all Federal troops are stationed in California. Lieutenant also states he does not know whether anymore would be available for Round and Eden Valleys. Attached is letter from Hastings to Governor Weller stating further depredations in Round Valley and that Feds are against whites. Again requests Governor's aid. Written at Office of Company Commander, Department Cal., San Francisco, April 30, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:364

Copy of Lieutenant Churchill's letter to Hastings. Written at Office of Company Commander, Department Cal., San Francisco, April 30.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:365

Original letter from Hastings to Governor Weller concerning assistance to Round Valley and that no U.S. troops available. Written in San Francisco, April 30, 1850.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:366

Original letter from Hastings to Governor Weller stating further depredations at Round Valley and Federal troops against whites. Written in San Francisco, May 4, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:367

Letter from T.C. Hastings to Governor Weller saying Colonel Clarke is in Los Angeles fighting Mojaves but Lieutenant in Adjutant General's Office stated that no troops will be available to fight Indians in Mendocino County Tells Governor to send gentlemen by night boat to him and he will get arms for him to take to Round Valley area for use by volunteers that should be raised there. Written in San Francisco, April 30, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:368

Letter from Colonel Clarke to Governor Weller stating he had forwarded Dillon's report and had waited to hear from him (Governor) concerning it before answering Letter of 29th. Stated no white killed as far as U.S. troops can ascertain, so protection is enough. No reason to send more at this time. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, May 13, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:369

Copy of petition from citizens of Nome Cult to Governor Weller asking permission to raise volunteer company to fight Indians and complaining about U.S. Army officers won't help against Indians. Written at Nome Cult, June 10, 1859.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:370

Petition from citizens of Nome Cult Valley asking permission to raise company of volunteers to take care of Indian situation. States that petition of citizens of Round Valley area was true despite memorial to the contrary from others. Written at Nome Cult Valley, June 10, 1859.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:371

Report of meeting of citizens of Eden Valley wherein they elect W.L. Jarboe, Captain of volunteers, they are raising to fight Uke (sic) Indians. Forwarded to Governor Weller. Written in Eden Valley, July 11, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:372

Copy of original report of meeting to elect Jarboe. Written in Eden Valley, July 11, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:373

Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor John B. Weller reporting that the 2000 to 5000 Indians in area of Round Valley are killing cattle and horses and lone men. He has ordered 20 men and a Captain into field as U.S. Army troops won't protect citizens. Written in Red Bluff, July 25, 1859.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:374

Report from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Weller concerning Indian troubles in Tehama and Mendocino Counties. Complains of U.S. troops at Round Valley - says got some cooperation from those at Camp Craft, near Red Bluff, Written at Headquarters, California Militia, Sacramento, July 30, 1859.

Physical Description: 4 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:375

Extract from Grand Jury Report, Mendocino County requesting State Legislature or General Government do something to effect some speedy and efficient remedy to this rapidly increasing evil. The evil is what to do with the Indians in country. Written in Mendocino County, August, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:376

Another copy of extract of Grand Jury Report asking relief from Indian problem. Written in Mendocino County, August, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:377

Letter from Jarboe to Major Johnson, Company Commander, 6th Infantry inviting him to go along on foray where he will be shown proof Indians stole beef and where large band live who are going to kill all whites. Notes in letter that he got verbal reply he (Jarboe) wasn't worth noticing and that Indians would kill him. Written in Round Valley, August 13, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:378

Report from Major Edward Johnson to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco on trip to Eden and Round Valleys. Said little evidence of settlers claims of depredations and Jarboe is out with his force in war of extermination. Claims he (Johnson) can do nothing. Copy of report attached. Written at Fort Weller, August 21, 1859.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:379

Letter from Wm. Robertson to Judge telling of stock losses in Eden Valley and plans to move all to Hildreth Ranch. Asks for Judge's wishes as soon as possible. Written at Eel River, August 26, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:380

Report from Captain John Adams, Company Commander, 1st Dragoon, to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, stating a party of whites, illegally organized had attacked and killed Indians camped at a Mr. Roff's Ranch and thereby probably provoked an Indian war in area of Pitt River. Asked information be passed to Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Written at Fort Crook, September 3, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:381

Authorization from Governor Weller to Jarboe to raise company of 20 volunteers to protect citizens of Mendocino County and to procure supplies. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, September 6, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:382

Further order from Governor Weller to Jarboe cautioning him to only chastise guilty Indians as there are only small number of guilty. Don't hurt women and children. Written at Executive Department, Sacramento, September 8, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:383

Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller acknowledging his commission and reporting names of men plus activities for period from July to September and Indians killed. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:384

Copy of Jarboe's report to Weller. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:385

Letter from Jarboe to Governor John B. Weller stating he has enrolled 20 men into service of state and further that if he were allowed 40 men he could take every hostile Indian out of state mountains. Written in Eden Valley, September 16, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:386

Petition from citizens of Long Valley to Governor Weller to increase size of Jarboe's force so he can extend protection to them. Written in Long Valley, September 28, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:387

Copy of petition from citizens of Long Valley to Governor Weller. Written in Long Valley, September 28, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:388

Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller describing an action against Indians resulting in 25 killed and 20 prisoners. Says he got petition from Long Valley residents asking protection but can't provide unless gets 20 more men. Written at Elk Creek, October 1, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:389

Letter from Wm. Henry, Mendocino County Judge, to Governor Weller asking for more men for Jarboe so he can protect Long Valley and rest of county as well as area around Round and Eden Valleys and Eel River. Enclosed Grand Jury's August report. Written at Ukiah, October 4, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:390

Letter from S.C. Hastings to Governor Weller stating he lost a petition and a statement from Judge Henry, Mendocino, asking for help against 8 to 12 thousand Indians in Mendocino County. Says Jarboe needs more men. Written at Cloverdale, October 6, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:391

Letter from J.B. Lamor to Governor Weller saying an organized force needs to be kept on Indians track to protect Long Valley citizens. Also says Jarboe should be man to lead them. Written at Ukiah, October 6, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:392

Letter from Jarboe to Hastings telling of plans to attack a rancheria containing 500 Indians believed to have taken 200 horses from Waldman. Says will have to build winter quarters soon. Written at Round Valley, October 7, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:393

Original of letter from Jarboe to Lieutenant Dillon asking for cooperation against Indians. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:394

Letter from Jarboe to Lieutenant Dillon asking for help against Indians near the forks of river who killed John Bland and stole 200 horses from Long Valley. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:395

Original of letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Jarboe declining to cooperate against Indians. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:396

Letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Jarboe stating he has no proof of Bland's death or 200 head of stock being missing. Declines cooperation. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:397

Copy of letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Jarboe declining to cooperate against Indians. Written at Round Valley, October 8, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:398

Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller claiming to have found remains of John Bland, who Jarboe says Indians burned at stake. Describes night action in which 11 killed 33 captured but stated could only retain 14 from escaping. Complained Lieutenant Dillon would not help him. Written at Eden Valley, October 16, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:399

Letter from Governor Weller to Jarboe reiterating previous instructions to act against the bad Indians only and not wage war of extermination. Jarboe is to assume defensive and protect lives and property. Says doesn't believe whole tribe of Indians in arms. Says turn POWS over to civil authorities if guilty of Bland's murder. Written in Sacramento, October 23, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:400

Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller reporting two engagements with nine killed and 100 prisoners taken, of which 90 remained. Claimed he found part of cow belonging to Masten Cabot, Round Valley. Discharged one Wm. Daly for imprudent conduct with squaw. Written at Robertson's Ranch, October 28, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:401

Report from Jarboe to Weller outlining activities of command for November and attacks with deaths and prisoners totalled. Claims to be following Weller's orders to only punish guilty Indians and complains again about Lieutenant Dillon. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 3, 1859.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:402

Copy of Jarboe's report to Weller. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 3, 1859.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:403

Letter from Jarboe to Weller saying Weller's last letter was stolen and opened and not received. Goes on to reassure Governor what great good Jarboe doing and how he will change procedures if required. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 5, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:404

Copy of Jarboe's letter to Weller. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 5, 1859.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:405

Report from Jarboe to Governor Weller claimed Indians still committing depredations. Relates battle where Indians refuse to quit, all killed. Reports Henley complained that Indians from Eel River had stolen his cattle but Jarboe thinks they were Reservation Indians. Reports wounding of Lieutenant Pool by arrow. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 20, 1859.

Physical Description: 5 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:406

Letter from Jarboe to Lieutenant Dillon stating his men had taken a group of Round Valley Indians prisoner instead of killing them after one presented a Lieutenant Wood with a pass signed by Dillon. Warn Dillon to keep Indians at home or else. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, December 21, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:407

Petition from citizens of Round Valley to Governor Weller for removal of Jarboe as Company Commander of Eel River Rangers for incompetency. Signed by T. B. Henley, among others. Written at Round Valley, undated.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:408

Petition from Company officers to Governor Weller asking protections against Indians in north half of county now that Jarboe had driven them from Round and Eden Valleys. Asks for more men for Jarboe. Written at Mendocino County, undated.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:409

Letter from Governor Weller to Jarboe telling him to disband his volunteer company as job is done. Thanks him constrainedly. Written in Sacramento, January 3, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:410

Letter from G.W. Tiffuss to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking payment for treating a volunteer from Jarboe's company wounded in thigh by arrow in skirmish. Wants Kibbe to handle matter for him. Written in Nome Cult Indian Farm, January 11, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:411

Letter from J.B. Lamar to Governor Milton T. Latham introducing a G.H. Woodman who wishes to discuss Indian hostiles in his home area. Written in Sacramento, January 12, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:412

Letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Pacific, stating he doesn't want to leave Round Valley while settlers are allowed to continue to harass Indians. Says why no investigation of trespass and damage of government property. Indian women are taken by force frequently. Written in Round Valley, January 14, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:413

Petition by citizens of Ukiah to Governor to allow Jarboe to reactivate his volunteer force and to provide protection from hostile Indians. Written in Ukiah, January 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:414

Petition to Governor Latham and citizens of Mendocino County from Eel River Rangers for removal of Jarboe as Captain and permission to elect new leader. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, January 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:415

Letter from Governor Downey to Colonel Clarke, Company Commander, Pacific Department asking for troops for Round Valley and Mendocino County in general. Written in Sacramento, January 18, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:416

Letter from Colonel Clarke to Governor Downey in reply to request for troops to Round Valley. States has troops there, no trouble reported, will ask for a report and will then let Governor know intentions. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, January 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:417

Affadavit of S.P. Storms, Round Valley, that Indians had been and continued to kill stock in and around Round Valley, Claimed 15 men also killed. Said things worse since U.S. Army come; Lieutenant Dillon wanted Indians to kill whites. Written in Sacramento, January 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:418

Letter of transmittal from Governor Downey to Assembly with letter to General Clarke, U.S. Army, Company Commander, Pacific Department, and his reply. Downey recommends sending help to Mendocino County without waiting for Feds. Written in Sacramento, January 21, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:419

Affadavit of J.B. Owens, Mendocino County, that Indians in Round, Long, Eden Valleys had killed over 1000 head of stock, 15 men. Said U.S. Army and its officers encouraged Indians in this behavior. Written in Sacramento, January 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:420

Petition from Eel River Rangers to Governor Downey to return a document evidently condemning Captain Jarboe (Round Valley). Say they did it in excitement and Jarboe did best he could. Written in Ukiah, January 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:421

Petition to Governor-Latham asking for return of first petition requesting removal of Jarboe as Company Commander. Said they signed original in moment of greatest possible excitement and were misinformed. Written in Ukiah, January 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:422

Report from Jarboe to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to effect he has disbanded company and listing supplies and equipment he has on hand belonging to state. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, January 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:423

Letter (report) from Lieutenant Dillon, Detachment Company Commander, Round Valley to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, in response to request from Governor of California for information on Indian Affairs in Round Valley. Says Indians innocent of stock killing or murder. Whites are out to exterminate Indians and pre-empt land. Written in Round Valley, January 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:424

Letter from Battalion Brigadier General A. Clarke, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Downey enclosing private letter from Lieutenant Dillon to his commanding officer. Clarke states the letter should relieve Governor's fears for safety of citizens. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, February 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:425

Letter from Fred P. Greene to Brigadier General Kibbe, enclosing bill's for food and hauling. Comments when Legislature gets around to paying bills plus that for transporting Indians to the Nogo that the money will be welcome. Written in San Francisco, January 31, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:426

Letter from Colonel (Battalion 1st General) Clarke, Company Commander, Cal. Department, to Governor Downey enclosing report on Indian conditions in Round Valley. Mentions letter from G.H. Woodman, Long Valley, on Indians being driven by Jarboe from Round Valley to Long Valley. Asks for information. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, February 3, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:427

Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to George Henley authorizing him to receipt for and keep for the state all property now in possession of Jarboe, former Captain Eel River Rangers. Written in Sacramento, February 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:428

Petition from citizens of Long Valley to Governor Downey for protection from wild Indians. Claim they have lost 400 head of stock, 3 men since previous September and over $4000 worth of stock since January 15, 1860. Written in Long Valley, Mendocino County, February 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:429

Letter from Colonel (General) Clarke to Governor Downey correcting printed correspondence relative to Indian Affairs in Mendocino County as to Major Johnson's statement concerning 11 Indians killed on Eel River by party headed by Colonel Thomas J. Henley. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, February 14, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:430

Testimony before a committee of inquiry by James Tobin, Alonzo kinsley on Indian-white relations in Round Valley and in U.S. Army - civilian relations there. Mostly pro-settler, anti Indian. Some criticism of cut in sustenance money. Written in San Francisco, February 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 7 pages 12 sides
Folder F3753:431

Letter from J.H. Woodman to Governor Downey asking aid against Indians in Long Valley. Wants Jarboe to lead volunteers - estimates will need 10-15 thousand (sic) to operate. Written in Long Valley, February 16, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:432

Letter from Jarboe, former Volunteer Company Commander of militia to Governor John Downey. Jarboe tells of orders from former Governor Weller to muster troops to fight Indians between No. and So. forks of Eel River and Long and Eden Valleys. Outlines claims of kills and asks to be paid. Written in Sacramento, February 18, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 long sheet glued together 1 side
Folder F3753:433

Deposition of Wm. Robertson before special committee of Indian Affairs that Indians had killed lots of cattle and horses be managed for Judge Hastings. Said was member of Jarboe's company but spent time running company, never attacked Indians or killed any. Saw prisoners. Never heard of anyone taking children and selling them. Never saw anything. Written in Ukiah, February 21, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:434

Deposition of C.H. Eberle before J.B. Lamar, Chairman, Special Commitee for Indian Affairs, concerning activities at Round Valley involving Indians, U.S. Army troops, and organization of Captain Jarboe's company. Written in Ukiah, February 22, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:435

Deposition of H.L. Ford, Sub Agent, Mendocino Reservation, before investigation committee on Indian Affairs. Said his place has 2700 Indians of whom over 1000 brought in by Kibbe and Jarboe during past few months. Says can take care of Indians always. Says some stock losses have occurred. Allows few Indians to hunt, use weapons they brought. Written in Ukiah, February 22.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:436

Wm. Frazier deposes before investigation committee on Indian Affairs to effect he and others from Long Valley had gone on forays against rancherias and killed men, women, and children indiscriminately. Few prisoners were women - claims Indians had plenty to eat but lived on beef and horse meat. Admits killing women on several occasions. Says few children because they are caught and sold. Written in Ukiah, February 22, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:437

Letter from A. Phelps to Governor J.G. Downey telling him of petition coming from Long Valley citizens. Phelps, head of a Committee from Sacramento, says many who signed petition aren't residents of Long Valley, asks Governor to hold action in abeyance until committee's return. Written in Ukiah, Mendocino County, February 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:438

Deposition of H.H. Backley before California Senate Committee concerning Jarboe's company and original financial backing by Hastings and George Henley before Jarboe got his commission from Governor. Written in Ukiah, February 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:439

Petition by citizens of Yagers Creek and Van Dousens (sic) Fork to Governor Downey to call to active service the Humboldt Cavalry Company of volunteers to protect citizens from Indians. Written in Hyatsville, Humboldt County, February 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:440

Deposition of B. Newman to Chairman of Indian Affairs Committee concerning letter of authorization for purchase from Hastings and Henley to his firm, Kaskel Mears and Company, which allowed Jarboe to buy supplies for his company. Claims he never saw it but heard of it from partners and or clerk. Written in Ukiah, February 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:441

Deposition of Dryden Lacock to Select Committee on Indian Affairs, Chairman J.B.L. Lamas, on activities of Indians in Round and Eden Valleys. Also describes organization of Jarboe's Eel River Rangers by Hastings and George Henley. Written at Storm's Hotel, Round Valley, February 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:442

Deposition of James M. Wilsey to Special Committee on Indian Affairs, J.B. Lamar, Chairman, regarding Indians in Round Valley and character and action of Bland. Talks about Indian woman taken from Bland's house by U.S. Army troops under Major Johnson. Written at Storm's Hotel, Round Valley, February 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:443

Deposition of Wm. I. Hildreth before investigation committee on Indian Affairs to effect he had lost stock, mostly horses, to Indians locally but after killing 18, stealing closed. Also served with Jarboe who was most kind to Indian prisoners. Refers to Indian rations at Round Valley as did reservation - six ears of corn or five to six potatoes for days work. Written at So. Fork Eel River, February 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:444

Deposition of J.B. Owens before investigation committee on Indian Affairs to effect he helped drive some Judge Hastings cattle to Hildreth's Rancho and enroute a mare was wounded (by Indians presumably). He and three others attacked a rancheria next day but Indians got away free. Claims three horse carcasses, one beef and dried meat in camp. Written at So. Fork Eel River, February 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:445

Deposition of Thos. B. Henley to committee investigating conditions at Round Valley to the effect he had lost stock, on one occasion had entered a rancheria with four companions and killed 5 or 6 Indians and later six more they met but also that the settlers needed protection from the Indians. Written at Round Valley, February 26, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:446

Deposition of Jeremiah Lambert before investigating committee on Indian Affairs in Round Valley area. Says he lost nine horses, thinks Indians took them. Says he belongs to Long Valley Volunteers Company and has found meat in Indian camps, helped kill Indians. Says settlers need protection. Written in Round Valley, February 26, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:447

First deposition of S.P. Storms before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to Round Valley 1856; wished for T.J. Henley, Indian Agent operating Nome Cult farm. Says Indians always stole cattle - should have been given entire valley for support - now hungry. Estimates 500 Indians killed but that whites need protection. Written in Round Valley, February 26, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:448

Deposition of Jackson Farley before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that he and other settlers in Long Valley have lost horses and cattle. He claims $3000 worth. Says he is Captain of volunteer company who go out to punish stock thefts and have killed between 150-200 Indians and taken 22 prisoners. Says the settlers need protection. Written at Round Valley, February 26, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:443

Deposition of H.G. Hall before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that Indians had stolen and killed many horses and cattle belonging to him, Hastings and Henley. Hall was on all early forays vs. Indians and admitted killing women. Was with Jarboe who wasn't cruel to prisoners. States residents of Eden Valley need protection from Indians. Written at Round Valley, February 26, 1860.

Physical Description: 6 pages 11 sides
Folder F3753:450

Part of affadavit on Indians killing cattle in Bald Hills - related to affadavits before special Indian commission of California legislature. Written in Humboldt County, undated.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:451

Deposition of Lieutenant Dillon, Company Commander, Round Valley Detachment, to J.B. Lamar, Chairman, Special Committee to Investigate Indian Affairs, concerning activities in Round Valley. Denies Indians hostile or committing depredations says settlers plotting to make it look like it. Names Henley and then crosses name out. Some testimony on Bland seems missing. Written at Storm's, Rancho, Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:452

Deposition of Chas. H. Bourne before investigating committee on Indian Affairs who stated Indians killed stock - would start anew now that Jarboe's company disbanded. U.S. Army troops ok but nuisances and no help, officers bad. Need protection from Indians. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:453

Deposition of George E. White before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that Indians keep stealing stock, settlers need protection and U.S. Army is hostile to settlers and pro-Indian. Claims losses in Round and Eden Valleys are between $100-$150 million. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:454

Deposition of S.L. Davis before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect Indian's steal stock. Does say much stock lost to wild animals. Says U.S. Army no help - need protection from Indians thru own resources. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:455

Deposition of George Rees, overseer Nome Cult, before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that little or no stock stealing, no need for more forces than U.S. Army there, whites causing trouble. Women stealing occurred, from locked building and also of young men with useable skills. Wouldn't return. George Henley, Wilsey's, Storm's, Taycock offenders. Whites tear up fences, have driven off stock. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:456

Deposition of John Lawson before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect he had lived there since 1856 and when he lost stock he went after Indians killed three, hung five. Participated in several of these forays against Indians always resulting in a killing. Claims if Government will pay him for stock losses, he will leave Valley. Thinks U.S. Army could handle protection. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:457

Deposition of Martin Corbett before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that some stock missing or killed. He and others killed Indians in punishment thereof. No need of U.S. Army - no help. Tove arrogant - says Indians tear fences down - settlers have to go five miles extra to get to mills. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:458

Letter from Battalion Brigadier General A.S. Clarke, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor John G. Downey politely refusing to furnish government and legislature with copy of report of one Captain Flint. Says such reports are confidential and Clarke must use discretion about making public. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:459

Deposition of George W. Henley before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect he had lost stock to Indians, had helped chastise them, had sold out Round Valley interests thru fear of Indian depredations. Claimed supplied Jarboe's company because no one else would. Says U.S. Army are bad. Says Bland good, never did any harm. Says Rees tried to steal his Indian bay. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:460

Deposition of Wm. Pollard before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that he has no first hand knowledge of Indians killing stock. Never killed his. Lots of stock dies in winter, Indian eat, use hide, horns, head - used as evidence Indians steal beef. Says Indians may react if whites keep killing unjustifiably. Written in Round Valley, February 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:461

Further deposition of S.P. Storms before committee investigating Indian Affairs to effect that he owned five or six Indians and had fed and clothed them but that Agent Geiger and Lieutenant Dillon had tried to make Indians go to reservation which they didn't wish to do. Said he told Dillon he would resist his taking Indians by force if necessary. Deposition by Baurne and Laycock back Storm's. Written in Round Valley, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:462

Deposition of Lawrence Battailes, reservation employee to investigating committee on Indian Affairs. Swears Indians don't steal stock in Round Valley but eat dead cattle that died from natural causes. Says whites have killed 300-400 Indians since 1858, no white hurt. Some Indians taken as servants - saw none sold. Written in Round Valley, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:463

Deposition of Chesley Vaughn before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that he had been on several Indian hunting expeditions with Jarboe and before - has seen a few dead Indians - never women or children. Knows no one who killed women, maybe one or two squaws. Says Jarboe very kind to prisoners. Written in Round Valley, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:464

Deposition of Chas. Baurne before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect John Bland, later killed presumably by Indians, was quiet, peaceable man. Had taken Indian guide who returned alone, said Bland was with two others. Baurne says only heard of one woman killed, that by accident. Written in Round Valley, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:465

Deposition of Chas. McLane before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect Indians kill stock, settlers need protection. He had been on several Indian hunts, only saw women killed once, by accident. Said John Bland was arrested by Major Johnson for whipping Indian who stole women from his house where Bland kept her for two months. Written in Round Valley, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:466

Deposition of Dr. George W. Jeffriss, physician at Nome Cult Indian Farm before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect he thinks most trespasses are by whites not Indians. Says whites hunt Indians down attributes natural losses to them. Says U.S. Army does best can, whites tear down fences, steal women who are locked up, kill without provocation. Written at Nome Cult Indian Farm, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:467

Deposition of Isaac W. Shannon before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect only had lost one or two to reservation. Indians liked Colonel Henley for remuner and Henley said to get satisfaction from Indians. Not afraid to travel alone in mountains, most claims exaggerated. Tells of drunken party trying to take his Indians on January 1, 1859. Hard man but better than most in Round Valley. Written at Nome Cult Indian Farm, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:468

Deposition of Benjamin Arthur before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that Indians always stole stock in winter and settlers always killed Indians in winter. Casually mentions 300 Indians dying of exposure when moved thru snow to reservation in 1856-57. Says Jarboe killed 300 and took 500 POWS. Relates shooting wounded bay and killing him as he lay on ground helpless. Written at Nome Cult Indian Farm, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:469

Deposition of John W. Burgess, farmer, Nome Cult Indian Farm before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect Indians try to maintain place, is safe in mountains. Whites harass farm - rip fences, turn in stock. Raise vegetables, feed workers best. Soldiers ok. Says Rees much better than Storms was. Written at Nome Cult Indian Farm, February 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:470

Deposition of men who chased Indians after claiming to have found remains of a cow. Attacked rancheria and killed two, wounded three (one woman), captured child. Deposition forwarded to Commission on Mendocino War. Written in Eden Valley, February 29, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:471

Deposition of W.T. Scott, stockman Round Valley, to Wm. Claxson, Member, Assembly Commission on Indian Affairs, concerning reasons for Indian actions in Round Valley. Strong indictment of Hastings, Jarboe, et al, on reasons for Indian war and their dealings with California government. Written in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, March 2, 1860.

Physical Description: 10 pages 10 sides
Folder F3753:472

Deposition of George J. Clarke, Purser, Steamer Petaluma before A. Phelps, Member investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect he had been hunting near Round Valley, came upon Jarboe's camp. Saw prisoners well fed, kindly treated. Jarboe fired man who had intercourse with POW woman. Refused to sell children. Written on Steamer Petaluma, March 5, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:473

Deposition, of T.D. Felt to effect that he has lost about 60 head of cattle in last 18 months in Bald Hill country to Indians. Is moving rest out. Written at Eel River, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:474

Affadavit of John Cooper concerning difficulties with Indians in area and request for help. Claims two brothers killed and himself shot in hand by arrow plus raid on mill. Written at Cooper's Mill, Eel River, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:475

Petition from citizens of Union to Governor John G. Downey, asking him to raise a force sufficient to remove all Indians from Humboldt and Trinity Counties. Do so in name of humanity to prevent another massacre of Indians and a war of extermination. Indians interfere with trade to and from mines. Written at Union, Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:476

Deposition of A.P. Compton to effect that he has run cattle in Bald Hills since 1858. Says Indians gradually become bolder, started killing cattle for meat. He was on several volunteer expeditions in pursuit of Indians - claimed they discovered several camps with large amounts of beef bones in them. Written at Eel River, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:477

Deposition of James Tewksbury to effect that he had two oxen taken and the valley Indians gave him a pair of mockisins (sic) made from the hide. He told Indians if they didn't bring in killer he would kill all of them. They brought him a hand, claimed it came from killer. Written at Eel River, March 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:478

Deposition of A.S. Pardee to effect that Indians burned his house in 1858. He rebuilt on same site. Now some Indians took shot at him from ambush; has moved family again. Can't keep guards, too expensive, house will go again. Written in Union, Humboldt County, March 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:479

Deposition of David H. Snyder to effect that he had been shot at recently by Indians and a cabin broken into and guns and ammunition stolen. Claims Indians intend to drive all whites out of area. Written in Humboldt County, March 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:480

Deposition of Thos. H. Dix concerning cattle killing by Indians. Only last page - rest missing. Written in Humboldt County, March 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:481

Letter from Humboldt County Sheriff B. VanNest to Governor Downey, conveying the depositions of citizens concerning Indian depredations. VanNest indicates Governor needed and or requested reasons to call local volunteer company into service, VanNest attempts to furnish same. Says U.S. Army is no help - doesn't think his local people will commit excesses. Written in Eureka, March 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:482

Paper entitled Memorandum of Additional Accounts on State Controller letterhead. Amounts range from.50¢ to $1350.50. Since F.P. Greene is listed these probably are accounts due on charges accrued during Indian wars. Written in Sacramento, March 12, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:483

Letter from George Woodman to Brigadier General Kibbe he had met P. V. Middlesworth who requested he write Kibbe and tell him that Middlesworth had presented a bill of $77.00 for 1100 lbs. of flour furnished to volunteers and for Indian POW's but understood Kibbe hadn't gotten it. Wanted money. Written in Shasta, March 12, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:484

Deposition of T.C. Hastings before investigating committee on Indian Affairs to effect that he owned Eden Valley; had hired H.L. Hale to herd his stock there after Colonel T. Henley, Indian Superintendent, had recommended Eden Valley. Said Indians killed much stock, he knew nothing about any Indian killings, had fired Hale, asked for U.S. Army help - now rec. that Governor commissioned Jarboe and go. Written in Sacramento, March 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 4 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:485

Letter from Jarboe to Governor Downey telling him he can't appear before the Board of Examiners for Mendocino War Bill Certification for some time. Asks Downey to halt Board action until he arrives and can see the books. Written in San Francisco, April 16, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:486

Letter from Hastings to Governor Downey with depositions of Mr. Wm. Pool concerning Hastings' losses to Indian raids. Asks Governor Downey to forward to committee considering Mendocino war claims. Written in Benicia, February 2, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:487

Petition from citizens of Long Valley asking Governor Downey for immediate protection from Indian stock raiding. Want either state or Federal troops or say most will move. Written in Long Valley, Mendocino County, March 10, 1861.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:488

Letter from Brigadier General Wm Kibbe to George Henley asking what happened to stores he was authorized to pick up from Jarboe in February 1860 and why no report? Written in Sacramento, June 4, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

California State Militia Correspondence

Folder F3753:489

List of the staff of Brigadier General H.A. Cobb, Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia, in conformity with Governor's order. Written in San Francisco, March 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:490

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey listing all Division and Brigade Company Commander in state militia and counties brigades represent. Written in Sacramento, April 24, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:491

Letter from M. Cooper, Orderly Sergeant, Coloma Grays, to Governor Downey reporting meeting held on April 14, 1860 to accept resignation of Captain Van Guelder, Company Commander, and meeting on May 14 to elect John G. Van Derheyden new commander. Also that their arms were sent to Washoe County so have no arms. Written in Coloma, May 14, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:492

Letter of resignation of A.A. VanGuelder as commander Coloma Grays to the unit. Written in Coloma, October 29, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:493

Letter from Governor Downey to D.H. Gelnicks ordering him to deliver 40 stand of minie muskets and accouterments without ammunition. He is to get bond for safety and return of ordinance if needed by state or Feds. Written in Sacramento, May 31, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:494

Invoice of arms and accouterments turned over to Major General Haven, California Militia, by Captain J.D. Callender, U.S. Army, Ord. Department. Written at Benicia Arsenal, May 14, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:495

Receipt by Captain G. Stewart to Major General Haven for 8000 rounds musket cartridges and ammunition boxes. Written in Placerville, May 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:496

Letter from Edwin A. Rigg, Captain, Mariposa Rifles, to Governor Downey asking consideration for a Mr. Alex. R. Baldwin to be placed on the staff of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Company Commander. Says knows many besides his company desire this appointment. Written in San Francisco, May 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:497

Letter from Brigadier General Cobb, Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, CM to Friend Wallace asking him to expedite the commissions for his staff being approved and signed by Governor Downey. Asks for his Assistant Adjutant General to be made a Lieutenant Colonel as he is an experienced officer who will be out ranked otherwise. Written in San Francisco, May 31, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:498

Documents and orders from Brigadier General H.A. Cobb, Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia, to Governor Downey publishing the combining of First California Guard, Black Hussors, Light Guard, Colonel Fusiliers, City Guard, French Guard, into First Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division and election of field grade officers. Written in San Francisco, June 11, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:499

Order from Major-General R.M. Martin, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia, to Major George Price, Aide-de-Camp, to collect $5.00 from each staff officer and forward to Secretary of State as required by law. Written in Yreka, June 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:500

Letter from Major General Martin, Company Commander, 6th Division, to Governor Downey forwarding list of staff officers and fees. Asks for their commissions. Written in Yreka, June 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:501

Requisition from Captain Jos. Howell, Company Commander, Sacramento City Guard, Light Artillery, to Governor Downey asking for four-six pounder brass guns and two-twelve pounder mountain hawitzers, plus 50 percussion muskets and proper accouterments. Says organized two years but no state weapons to date. Written in Sacramento, July 18, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:502

Letter from Captain Theo. Eckerson to Governor Downey forwarding receipts for ordinance originally sent to General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to sign. Says since he is in East, would Governor assign another officer to receipt for ordinance. Written at Benicia Arsenal, August 7, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Colonel H.K. Craig, U.S. Army, Ord. Department, to Captain F.D. Callender, Company Commander, Benicia Arsenal, stating by desection Sec. of War all arms and accounterments issued to California Militia for Indian hostilities must be returned or accounted for properly. Written at Ordinance Office, Washington, D.C., September 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:504

Requisition from Captain G.G. Brodt, Company Commander, San Francisco Black Hussors to Governor Downey for 60 minie muskets and accouterments. Endorsed by Brigadier General Cobb, 2nd Brigade. Written in San Francisco, October 5, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:505

Letter from J.P. Haven to Governor Downey asking him to request J.B. Flogd, Secretary of War, Washington, D.C., for loan of light artillery battery for use of California Guard. Includes form of letter to be used in request to Flogd. Written in San Francisco, October 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:506

Letter from J.P. Haven to Governor Downey reminding him that all but three state commissions for general officers had expired. Suggests filling them as being desirable. Receive a P. Edward Connor, Captain Stockton Blues as Brigadier General, Company Commander, 3rd Division. Says good man, good friend of Governor's. Written in San Francisco, October 12, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from Colonel A.K. Craig to J.B. Flogd, Secretary of War, received light artillery battery requested by Governor Downey for loan to California Guard be refused. States more important that it be held in state of readiness in arsenal than used by militia. Written in Washington, D.C., November 2, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:508

Letter from F.D. Callender, Captain Ordinance, to Governor Downey asking for return of arms or accounting therefore lent the state on May 13 to quell Indian hostilities. Says state must pay for all unaccounted for. This by order of Secretary of War. Written in Benicia Arsenal, November 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:509

Letter from Captain Callender to Governor Downey acknowledging a letter and stating he will forward it and a copy of a Callender letter to Colonel Craig, Chief of Ordinance, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Written at Benicia Arsenal, November 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:510

Letter from J.B. Floyd, Sec. of War, to Governor Downey enclosing letter from Chief of Ordinance recommending refusal of request for loan of light artillery battery to California militia. Floyd agrees with rec. Written at War Department, Washington, D.C., November 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:511

Letter from J.P. Floyd, Sec. of War to Governor Downey telling him that currently no money available to skip revised Instruction for Field Artillery just published for state militia. Will issue at Phila. to state representatives, a state's quota and have asked Congress for appropriation. Written in War Department, Washington, D.C., November 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:512

Letter from Governor Downey to Commander, Coloma Greys, order to turn over 40 muskets and armament to John Schade, Armorier, loaned them by U.S. Army. Written in Sacramento, November 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:513

Unsigned receipts (three) for ordinance stores and equipment issued by Ordinance Department U.S. Army at rate of $13 per musket under state quota of arms. Written in Sacramento, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:514

Inventory of arms and accouterments ready for shipping prepared by John Schade and forwarded to Governor Downey. Written in Sacramento, November 26, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 long page 1 side
Folder F3753:515

Letter from Lieutenant J.M. McAllister to Governor Downey acknowledging receipt of shipment of arms and accouterments from John Schade. Written at Benicia Arsenal, December 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:516

Petition from officers of 2nd Division, California Militia, asking Governor Downey to appoint H.W. Hallecls, former Captain U.S. Army, to Major General Company Commander, 2nd Division to replace J.P. Haven, deceased. Written in San Francisco, December 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Receipt for all articles sent by Governor to arsenal on December 1. List ok except six bayonets and 442 tompions over, now credited to California's account. Asks receipt from Lieutenant McAllister. Written at Benicia Arsenal December 5, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:518

Petition in French from members of French Guard to Governor Downey requesting Brigadier General Cobb be promoted to Major General and the reasons therefore. Written in San Francisco, December 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:519

Receipt from Theodore J. Eckerson for arms and accouterments delivered to arsenal by Schade for Governor Downey. Holds complete list - many articles called unserviceable. Written at Benicia Arsenal, December 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:520

Duplicate receipt for arms received from Governor Downey by Lieutenant T. Eckerson. Written at Benicia Arsenal, December 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:521

Letter from James F. Breen, Captain, Santa Clara Cadets to Governor Downey reminding him of his and his predecessor's promise to send rifles to cadets. Asks to please send as soon as possible at least write and say when. Written in Santa Clara, December 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:522

Letter from 1st Lieutenant J. McAllister to Governor Downey transmitting copies of receipts of arms and accouterments received from him. Tells Downey to forward ammunition receipts to Ord. Department and will receive credit for it. Written at Benicia Arsenal, December 17, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Wm. Little to Governor Downey asking him to straighten out mix-up over Little's commission as Major in General Cobb's staff. Written in San Francisco, December 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Ordinance

Folder F3753:524

Receipt from B.L. Tippincott to A. Minot, Quarter Master, Sierra Battalion, for ordinance and equipment. Written in Virginia City, Utah Terr, May 22, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:525

Receipt of John Von DeWater to A. Minot, Quarter Master, Sierra Battalion, for ordinance and equipment. There stores originally receipted for by B.L. Lippincott, Quarter Master, Washoe Regiment. Written in Virginia City, Utah Territory, May 22, 1860.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:526

Letter from Joseph Kern to Governor Downey stating he is going to Carson City soon and wants to talk to Governor about bringing state arms from there. Written in San Francisco, August 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:527

Letter from J. Kern to Governor Downey asking him to send instructions regarding the state arms Kern is collecting. Also to send orders to Deputy Marshall Blackburn to release state weapons he holds and refuses to give up. Says has been waiting word from Governor 10 days - heavy expenses. Written in Carson City, September 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:528

Letter from J. Kern to Francis Layhabue, California State Armorer, transmitting information on load of ordinance and load of stores and equipment sent from Carson City to him. Written in Carson City, September 27, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:529

Series of accounts and bills for transporting arms to and from armory at Benicia by John Schade, State Armorer. Written in Benicia, December 5, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
 

Mojave Indians

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Letter from Battalion Brigadier General Clarke to Governor Downey responding to request for troops to Mohave (sic) to punish Indians. Says Dragoon Company on way. Says suggestion in citizens petition that Governor should complain to War Department that not enough U.S. troops in California is good - need more plus more posts. Thinks Governor might get action. Poor soldier in the middle of politics. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco April 6, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Paiute Indians

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Letter from Augustus Miller to Governor Downey offering to negotiate with Paiutes in Sierra Nevada West slopes for peace. Claims Indians approached him as he speaks language - offered to go to those on eastern slopes of Sierra too. Wants authorization from Governor to act for him and state. Written at Knight's Ferry, June 4, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Petition from Long Valley

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Petition from citizens of Long Valley for protection from Indian raids. Written in Napa, October 8, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from Alvin Potter to Governor Downey asking to be paid for horse feed furnished by Jarboe and Kibbe in 1859. Says Kibbe took food without asking and Jarboe by force. Written at Little Lake Valley, Mendocino County, March 12, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:534

Sworn deposition of Anderson Farley and John Wooden that they had heard of actions of Indian in Long Valley in September 1861 including attacks on whites and horse stealing. Written in Napa County, October 5, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:535

Letter from James Woodman to Governor Downey asking help against Indians in Long Valley. Says a Major McGary ready to come to aid if gets order from the Commander in General. Written in Napa, December 1, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Downieville Expedition

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Telegram from Secretary of State Johnson Price to Governor Downey saying he (Price) sent train with 200 stand of arm due to emergency - now awaiting Governor. Written in Sacramento, May 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:537

Telegram from M.D. Dobbins, Volunteer Company Commander, to Governor Downey saying Maryville Rifles ready to go to Downieville's assistance against Indians in Sierra Valley. Asks for 40 more rifles. Downey's answer is that all arms and ammunition have been sent to Carson Valley, says men not needed. Written in Marysville, May 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:538

Telegram from C. Tozer to Colonel Chas. Torbert that 50 mules will be sent in morning with 300 rifles and accouterments and 2400 rounds. Had trouble getting freight from Folsom - won't take state note - may pay himself. Downey to Tozer says draw on him for expenses. Downey to Dr. Wilson Jones asks if mule train in Placerville, requests answer. Written in Placerville, May 15, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:539

Telegram from P. Moore to Governor Downey saying 40 stand of arms there. Send order to Captain Dobbins and Marysville will transport them free, with ammunition. Telegram Downey to P. Moore telling Dobbins to give 40 stand of arms which are to be sent free to Downieville. Says trouble not in Sierra Valley. Written in Marysville, May 16, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:540

Letter from C.W. Tozer to Governor Downey enclosing a bill for hauling 10 tons of arms from Folsom to Placerville at a cost of $480.00. Tozer says he thought a committee would pay but Raymond, the hauler, wouldn't accept promise that state would pay until Downey wired ok. Written in Placerville, May 16, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:541

Letter from J. Martin Reese, Deputy Sheriff of Carson County, Utah Territory, to Colonel C.W. Tozier asking to be included in a bill Tozier is presenting to Legislature for transporting arms to Carson Valley for use against Indians. Says if Governor authorizes him, he will collect all rifles and muskets in his area for state use. Written in Silver City, February 28, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Humboldt County Indian Troubles

Folder F3753:542

Petition from citizens of Humboldt County to Governor John Downey asking him to muster into service as soon as possible a company of volunteers to protect them against Indians. Written in Sacramento, March 3, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Affadavit of Wm. Taylor, M. Lile, H. Dix, A. Compton, and J. Lieuranee before J.P. Jameson that all have lost cattle, seen Indians driving cattle, and found cattle with arrows in them. Written in Humboldt County, March 7, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:544

Affadavit of J. Hollingsworth before J.P. Mills to effect he has seen Indians with cattle, pieces of beef, and other goods. That they set fire to his cabin, and that over 500 head of cattle have been hurt by Indians running them. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:545

Affadavit by Aaron Graves before J.P. W.H. Mills to effect he has seen Indians kill a cow, has lost 10, three of which appeared to have been killed by Indians. That two cabins were robbed, goods retrived from Indians. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:546

Affadavit of Allen Frame before J.P. Mills that he has lost 10 head - has seen Indians drive over 250 head - knows that settlers have lost 400 head of cattle. He asked Captain Laurel, U.S. Army, for help in September 1859. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:547

Affadavit of Norman Lenderwood before J.P. Jameson to effect that in January two men left area for coast. Indians in area said they were killed. Party searched, found village and identified clothing, pistol, ring as men's property. Claim Indians killed, cut up, threw pieces into surf. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:548

Affadavit of Levi Lindley before J.P. Benj. Jameson to effect he has lost almost 30 head of cattle, many more wounded as had his neighbors. Says all will have to leave if no help forthcoming. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:549

Affadavit of Henry Davis before J.P. Mills that he has lost cattle and seen wounded cattle with arrows in them. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:550

Affadavit of Wm. White before J.P. Mills to effect he lost cow, he thinks to Indians, chased Indians driving off about one head and helped get part back, and thinks two cabins robbed and one set afire. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:551

Affadavit of W. Hagens before J.P. Mills to effect he has lost cattle to Indians and seen wounded cattle. Asked U.S. Army at Fort Humboldt for help to no avail. Believes many head killed/harmed by Indians. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:552

Affadavit of Amos Frame before J.P. Mills he has seen Indians running cattle, four head killed that appeared to be by Indians, lost 47 head, his cabin was robbed. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:553

Affadavit of E. Lobaugh before J.P. Mills to effect Indians killing and running stock. States Captain Laurel, U.S. Army, Fort Humboldt, said in his presence that he (Laurel) hoped Indians killed all cattle in mountains and then owners. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:554

Affadavit of Jas. W. Neal before J.P. Mills to the effect he has seen cattle that appeared killed by Indians and others wounded by arrows. All his 300 head have been injured by running. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:555

Affadavit of James McAter before J.P. Mills to effect he has seen cattle that appeared killed by Indians and others with arrows in the. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:556

Affadavit of James Lawrence before J.P. Mills to effect he had cows killed the year before on N. Branch Yager Creek and a friend a horse. A captured Indian was forced to lead party of whites to Indian camp where nine Indians were killed. Lawrence then left for coast but Indians now killing cattle there. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:557

Affadavit of B.J. Dinsmore before J.P. Mills to effect he has lost cattle, seen cattle with arrows in them. Written in Humboldt County, March 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:558

Affadavit of H.S. Larrabee before J.P. Mills to effect he lost 30 head of cattle three oxen in last year, many neighbors likewise. Written in Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:559

Statement by Seman Wright, elected Captain, Humboldt Cavalry Volunteer Company, before J.P. Mills to effect he had to take his 55 men out unauthorized to protect citizens property or they would have been and still would be forced to leave area. Written in Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:560

Affadavit of Oliver Stone before J.P. Mills to effect he saw 20 Indians collect 70 cattle and drive them off but he followed and fired his rifle at them and got away. Also has seen beef bones and heads around Indian camps and help dress out three head, still warm, killed by arrows. Written in Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:561

Affadavit of J.P. Langdon before J.P. Mills that he has lost 25 head of cattle to Indians and has seen them dressing beefs belonging to one Graves. Says coast Indians get guns and ammunition - they must be driven out or chastised. Written in Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:562

Affadavit of Michel Spencer before J.P. Mills to effect he, along with other citizens, has furnished $1093.00 of supplies to volunteers who have gone to fight Indians. Written in Hydesville, Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:563

Affadavit of Eli Davis before J.P. Mills to effect he saw 100 Indians go up Eel River in November 1859 and it was then cattle killing started. Written in Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:564

Affadavit of E.L. Davis before J.P. Mills to effect he has twice hired a man and furnished mules for volunteer companies to protect from Indians - says Major Rains, Fort Humboldt refused U.S. Army troops upon request. Claims he has furnished $120.00 supplies/money to Captain Wright's Company. Written in Hydesville, Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 long page 1 side
Folder F3753:565

Affadavit of A. Monroe before Notary Public A. Vian to effect he lost 50 head of cattle in 1858-59, many others did too. Written in Humboldt County, March 9, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:566

Certificate from County Clerk A. Hanna that Wm. H. Mills was elected J.P. on September 7, 1859 and duly sworn. Written in Humboldt County, March 10, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:567

Letter from Governor Downey to Sheriff Van Nest, Humboldt County, acknowledging receipt of petition and affadavits asking help. Says General Clarke, Company Commander, Division of Pacific, is sending another company of U.S. Army troops making four in Humboldt County which is plenty - no need for volunteers. Written in Sacramento, March 29, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:568

Letter from E.L. Davis to Governor Downey defaming Major Rains and U.S. Army for not defending citizens. Says a Mr. I. Reed supposedly saw Governor and stopped calling up of Captain Wright's volunteer company. Says must have help or 600 voters won't pay taxes and will take matters into own hands. Refers to mess at Indian Island (massacre of Indians) and says it will get worse. Written at Hydesville, Humboldt County, April 3, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:569

Letter from B. Van Nest, Sheriff, Humboldt County, to Governor Downey - can't believe tone of Governor's letter to effect state won't swear in support volunteer company. Claims Feds won't help citizens but protect Indians - says given chance, they (citizens) will protect selves. Written in Eureka, April 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:570

Petition from citizens of Humboldt County to Governor asking that the local volunteer company be called into service to defend them from Indians. One resolution condemns the U.S. Army support, calls it a curse. Written in Eureka, May 19, 1860.

Physical Description: 3 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:571

Letter (marked Private) from J.T. Ryan to Governor Downey telling him that he (Ryan) was blamed for persuading Governor not to order volunteer company into service against Indians. Made sheriff read Governor's letter which evidently clarified issue. Says delegate coming to see Governor and present citizen's case. Written in Eureka, May 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:572

Letter from T.R. Ryan to Governor Downey saying troops leaving, need help. Complains of Major Rains as no help to ranchers. Asks for an increase to 100 men in Captain Wright's volunteer company and immediate muster into state service. Claims 2000 male Indians are forcing people out of ranches into town. Written in Eureka, May 21, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:573

Letter from Wm. Dempsey to Governor volunteering to raise a company for up to 12 months service to fight Indians. Says fought in Mexico, has many men willing to serve under him. Asks Governor to wire permission to raise force. Written in Chico, May 21, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:574

Letter from (signature undecipherable) to Governor Downey transmitting papers on Indian troubles. Says the reports from his secret agents will remain in his hands. Written in Sacramento, July 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Humboldt/Mendocino Counties

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Petition from citizens of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties to Governor Downey for authorization to raise one or two volunteer companies to suppress Indians and protect stock. Written in Humboldt Co., Feb. 15, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:576

Duplicate petition to Downey as:575 but different signatures. Written in Humboldt County, February 15, 1861.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:577

Letter from Battalion Brigadier General A.S. Johnston, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Downey acknowledging his request for troops to Humboldt. Says have three companies there; one at Humboldt (Bay?), one at Camp Bragg, and one at Fort Gaston, detach Round Valley Will send patrols out of all three - all troops available now - maybe more later. Written at Headquarters Department of Pacific, San Francisco, March 12, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from Battalion Brigadier General A.S. Johnston to Governor Downey asking for 30 men, to be enrolled for three months to be used as guides for his infantry patrols. Will receive same pay as infantry soldiers. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, March 25, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:579

Letter from S.G. Whipple to Governor Downey to effect he has raised and sworn in 30 volunteers for service against Indians. Said at suggestion of Captain Wright, Company Commander, Fort Humboldt, he got all mounted men and had horses valued. Issued arms sent up last year - needs proper papers transferring them to his jurisdiction. Written in Eureka, April 18, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:580

Letter from J.P. Haynes to Governor Downey asking him to intervene with Major General Summer, Company Commander, Division of Pacific, to retain troops at Fort Terrow (?) to prevent events with Indians such as occurred in Humboldt County. Written in Crescent City, June 8, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:581

Letter from Seman Wright, elected Captain, Humboldt Cavalry Company, to Governor Downey asking for 50 rifles, 50 dragoon pistols, and accouterments for volunteer company to defend S.E. Humboldt County from Indians. Written in Eureka, July 6, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:582

Letter from S.G. Whipple to Governor Downey telling him the company volunteers 3 month term is up on July 17. Recommends another 3 month term. Says if Feds. go, will need state troops - war not over. Says stories of brutalities not true. Written in Eureka, July 10, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:583

Petition from citizens of Humboldt County to Governor Downey asking him to authorize one or two volunteer companies to protect them as Feds. aren't. Written in Humboldt County, July 15, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:584

Petition from citizens of Humboldt County to Governor Downey to either get the CG, Division of Pacific, to send sufficient troops to protect them or for the Governor to authorize the raising of sufficient state troops (local) to do the job. Written in Eureka, July 24, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:585

Letter from J.T. Ryan to Governor Downey reporting the killing a Cooper and his Indian employee by Indians and attack on Knight who was slightly wounded. Ryan says help has to come or the Humboldt citizens won't pay taxes. Written in Eureka, July 31, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:586

Petition from citizens of Hay Fork to Governor Downey asking for help against Indians. Say volunteers won't serve unless paid. Written in Hay Fork, Trinity County, August 11, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:587

News stories dealing with alleged Indian attacks on whites. Each story claims one or more men killed. Also piece on enrollment of mounted company of volunteers as of September 7, 1861. Written in Humboldt Times Newspaper, August 17 & 24, 1861.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 1 side
Folder F3753:588

Letter from Governor John Downey to Brigadier General James T. Ryan, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia, stating that General E.V. Sumner, Company Commander, Pacific Division, refused to help fight Indians in vicinity of Eel River and Ryan is to raise 40 volunteers to protect settlers. Says only attack hostiles, don't harm women and children. Written in Sacramento, August 20, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:589

Letter from J. Manheim to Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, asking for help in collecting pay for service against Indians. Says wishes General in Humboldt County to lead 10-15 good bays against Indians use regiment of C.V. volunteers. States party returned with scalps - killed 30 Indians who had driven in all settlers. Written in Arcata, Humboldt County, August 26, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:590

Letter from Brigadier General Ryan, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Militia, to Governor Downey acknowledging order to raise volunteer company of 40 men for 3 months. Says will swear in on September 7. Sends clipping of further depredations by Indians says U.S. Army has 100 Indians with no way to feed and no authorization to put on reservation - agent in San Francisco asks Governor to get permission for POW's to reservation. Written in Eureka, August 26, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:591

Telegram from Sheriff J.A. Messec and other county officials asking Governor Downey for authorization to raise own volunteer force to protect citizens from Indians. Says that a volunteer company in Humboldt won't help as will only drive Indians to them. Written in Weaverville, September 6, 1861.

Physical Description: 1/2 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:592

Letter from Brigadier General E.V. Sumner to Governor Downey replying to request for troops in Trinity County. Says if 25 men can protect them, they ought to be able to protect themselves. No troops to spare - has to send men to So. California. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, September 9, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:593

Letter from Sheriff Messec to Governor Downey mentioning a letter the Governor received from a General Sumner which evidently disparaged the citizens request for authority to form 25 man volunteer company. Messec says he and others knew they couldn't get too much help - this amount would drive Indians off - not allow pursuit to mountains. Written in Weaverville, September 18, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:594

Telegram from Neely Johnson to Governor Downey asking if force authorized for Humboldt County can be raised from 40 to 80 men. This would allow 40 to protect mail route in Mendocino County on way to Humboldt. Written in San Francisco, September 29, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:595

Letter from Governor Downey to Brigadier General J.T. Ryan, 6th Division, California Volunteers, ordering him to increase the volunteer force in Humboldt County to 60 men and use them in all counties in North where Indian troubles are. Written in Sacramento, September 30, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:596

Letter from Governor Downey to Brigadier General E.V. Sumner, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, asking for Cavalry Company for Long Valley in answer to petition from citizens of Napa and Trinity Counties. Says Indian Affairs are province of Federal government. Written in Sacramento, October 7, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:597

Letter from Walter Van Dyke to Governor John Downey stating Indians in North now have and use firearms. Must be removed to reservations. Says Colonel Whipple has volunteered to receive POW's, those Indians who come in voluntarily, and will convey them to Klamath River Reservation, if agent will guarantee expenses. Written in Eureka, November 26, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:598

Letter from Governor Downey to Brigadier General George Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, asking for troops for Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. Says doesn't want to call out stale volunteers - too expensive and they commit excesses - only did once where General Sumner said positively no troops available. Now there are plenty - send a few companies. Written in Sacramento, December 9, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:599

Letter from Brigadier General Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Downey acknowledging his request for troops to Humboldt and informing him he plans to send two or three companies to create a district there and to give the Company Commander power over all garrisons in area. Also will send company to Long Valley if needed. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, December 12, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Owens River

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Petition from citizens of Aurora to Governor Leland Stanford asking immediate help for people living on Owens and Walker Rivers. Need U.S. troops PCS there. Say war about to erupt. Written in Aurora, Mono County, March 20, 1862.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
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Letter from John Downey to Governor Stanford asking for help for citizens of Owens Valley from Indian attacks. Says of General Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, can't help, use state resources. Written in Los Angeles, April 24, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Citizens of Tulare County ask Governor Stanford for help. Claim 700-1000 Indians armed and equipped are attacking them. Written in Visalia, Tulare County, April 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:603

Letter from Wm. P. Reynolds, Assistant Adjutant General, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, California Militia, to Governor Stanford forwarding General Andres Pico's offer to raise a volunteer force to go against Indians in Owens Lake area. Says this would help keep tribes in Los Angeles area under control. Written at Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, California Militia, Los Angeles, April 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Letter from S.G. George to Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, telling him that Brigadier General Wright's, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, proposal to send three or four companies to Owens Valley is no good, will need 1000 men and hold all water holes in Valley. Says if he is authorized to raise volunteer company he might be able to help as he knows country well. Written in Visalia, May 5, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Dr. J.G. George, Visalia, telling him troops have been sent by General Wright, three companies to near Owens River to protect them. Says if need troops in Tulare Valley let Governor and General Wright know by peitition. Written in San Francisco, May 7, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from James Allen to Governor Stanford reporting that he had completed his investigations of Indian troubles in Owens Lake area. Says whites, allowing cattle on Indian agric., caused trouble but Indians didn't keep word either. Says U.S. Army has situation in hand but must remain to keep it so. Written at Tejon Pass, July 21, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Deer Creek, H.A. Good

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Letter from H.A. Good to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, saying he was elected to Captaincy of company volunteers and has two letters but needs a commissionary or finance officer as he doesn't know rules. Recommends Dr. W. Pratt for job. Says bad time to go after Indians will take 4-6 months at least. Written at Deer Creek, July 13, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
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Letter from Harmon Good to Governor Leland Stanford - asks for commission and muster in for his party of 17. Reports killing of many Indians at Deer Creek and capture of children, some of whom he gave to people. Says will get many more to fill all requests. Asks for instructions. Written at Rock Creek Butte County, August 8, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:609

Letter from Harmon Good to Governor Stanford in which he states he doesn't have state commission as requested but is operating anyway against Indians. Wants to know what to do with prisoners as many families want to adopt the children (enslave). Is going out against Indians again - will return with more POW's. What to do - needs orders. Written at Rock Creek, August 8, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Leland Stanford enclosing a report from a Harman Good and 16 men in Tehama County (Deer Creek) who are hunting Indians. Kibbe says report is attempt to legitimatize expedition and make state responsible for expenses and pay. Says General Wright is sending men to Tehama County. Suggests Governor might want to give men authority to act. Written in Sacramento, August 15, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Indian Trouble in Northern California Counties

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Order from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Major Wm. C. Martin to sell all supplies and equipment except ordinance, used by mounted volunteer company against Indians in Humboldt County and to turn money into him. Written in Sacramento, January 2, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Petition accompanied by news article of proceedings and resolutions from Arcata citizens to Governor Stanford asking protection from Indians and removal to distant reservation of some. Written in Arcata, Humboldt County, April 9, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:613

Petition from citizens of area to Governor Stanford asking for use of 40-50 state muskets/rifles to use to defend against Indians on Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Written at Sawyers Bar, Salmon River, April 22, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:614

Order from Governor Leland Stanford to Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe directing him to issue Walter Van Dyke 30 stand of rifles to arm company volunteers now being raised in Humboldt County in Eureka to defend citizens against Indians. Written in Sacramento, June 19, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:615

Petition from citizens of Arcata to Governor Stanford asking him to call out volunteer company. Says Indians scattered mule train on that morning. Written in Arcata, June 9, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:616

Letter from Brigadier General Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Stanford acknowledging his letter and petition from citizens of Arcata. Tells Stanford now has 10 companies of infantry one of cavalry and is sending three remaining companies of 2nd Infantry, California Volunteers to Humboldt. Should be able to handle Indian problems. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, June 17, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:617

Petition from citizens of Chico to Governor Stanford asking for men and arms to stop Indian depredations. Claim teamster just killed and three children kidnapped. Written in Chico, June 26, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:618

Petition from citizens of Butte and Tehama Counties to Governor Stanford to grant commission to raise 30 men volunteer force to defend against Indians. Written in Butte and Tehama Counties, July 1862.

Physical Description: 8 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:619

Letter from J. Bidwell to Governor Stanford stating he had seen General Wright, Company Commander, Headquarters, Department of Pacific, and Wright had resolved to order a company from Humboldt County to Butte and Tehama Counties to stop Indian troubles. Written in Sacramento, July 12, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:620

Letter from Wm. Martin to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating Captain Ketchum's Company - California Volunteers leaving by steamer, to everyone's regret as they were more effective than all other companies together. Asks that Lieutenant Staples and some troops be left there to show others how to operate - says Staples does not know of request but many prominent citizens do. Written in Arcata, August 26, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Petition from citizens of Round Valley to Governor Stanford asking authorizations to raise force of 20 mounted men to defend against Indians being driven out of Humboldt County by regulars. Written in Round Valley, August 19, 1862.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:622

Letter from J.W. Clark to Governor Stanford forwarding petition from citizens of Round Valley. Says someone will wait several days in Oroville for his answer. Written in Oroville, August 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:623

Letter from Walter Van Dyke to Governor Stanford. Lengthy, redundandey asks Stanford to get Indian agent Hanson and or Congress to remove all Indians in N.W. California to Washington or Oregon. Local reservation no good, Indians come home, worse than before. Can't live together, whites and Indians and whites settled land, even paid for it. Written in Eureka, November 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 4 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:624

Newspaper article reporting meeting of citizens who: demanded 500 troops be raised and officered from N.W. California to defeat and remove Indians; 50 men to be paid from $1000 per month county fund to guard grazing areas; immediate dismissal of George Hanson, California Superintendent of Indian Affairs as being incompetent. Written in the Humboldt Times, Eureka, January 3, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:625

Letter from Brigadier General George Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Stanford suggesting Stanford allow four infantry companies be raised in Humboldt County. They were to be mustered into service for as long as needed in area and then out. Written in Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, January 21, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:626

Letter from Walter Van Dyke to Governor Stanford asking that all officers in four infantry companies to be raised be locals, all pay start as soon as possible on recruitment, no volunteer to be used elsewhere but in Humboldt Military District. Written in Sacramento, January 29, 1863.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Humboldt County War

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Letter from George Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor L. Stanford asking him to raise six company volunteers for service in Humboldt County War. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, Sacramento, February 5, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:628

Petition from citizens of Trinity County to Governor Stanford that John Rothenbucher be given command of volunteer company to be mustered into service for duty against Indians. Written in Weaverville, February 9, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:629

Letter from C.C. Batteman to Governor Stanford recommending that command of Humboldt Volunteer Battalion be given to Lieutenant Staples with rank of Major. Says highly qualified and citizens want him so politically expedient. Written in San Francisco, February 9, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Petition from citizens of Trinity County to Governor Stanford requesting he appoint Orion Washington 1st Lieutenant or 2nd Lieutenant in volunteer company be mustered to fight Indians in Trinity and Humboldt Counties. Written in Trinity County, undated.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:631

Letter from General W.C. Kibbe, Adjutant General of California, to Walter Van Dyke enclosing memorandum of expenses incurred in defending frontier from Indians. Kibbe points out he has money coming personally. Written at Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Sacramento, February 25, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:632

Letter from Brigadier General George Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Stanford explaining he had suggested that six company of volunteers be called out in Humboldt County to protect citizens. They were not in U.S. Army volunteer corp., not entitled to pay and allowances except by act of Congress. Wright could only arm, ration, and supply them for campaign. If any questions Stanford might better wait for War Department action. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, Sacramento, March 2, 1863.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:633

Letter from August Egbert, Surgeon, U.S. Army to Governor Stanford recommending one Graham Lee, M.D. for position of Surgeon with Mountaineer Battalion now being raised. Written at Fort Humboldt, May 29, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:634

Letter from S.S. Whipple to Governor Stanford recommending Graham Lee for post of Surgeon, Mountaineer Battalion. Written in Eureka, May 29, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:635

Letter from Dr. Graham Lee to Governor Stanford applying for post of Surgeon of Mountaineer Battalion. Also forwarded letter from Whipple and Egbert. Written in Eureka, May 29, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:636

Letter from E. G. Ferguson to Governor Stanford volunteering for commission to raise volunteer company to fight Indians. Says answered call of President for first 75000 men and made 1st Lieutenant. Written at Folsom, June 28, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:637

Letter from Brigadier General Wright to Governor Stanford stating a company of volunteers is being raised at Yreka and Weaverville and they will gather at Weaverville to protect people on New River. Also has ordered Colonel Whipple and commander at Fort Gaston to take prompt action against Indians. Written at Headquarters, San Francisco, August 3, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:638

Telegram from R.C. Dumm, Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific, to Governor Stanford stating orders were sent Colonel Shipple to give necessary protection. Also to Captain Mellen to send detachment from Fort Crook. Written in San Francisco, September 18, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:639

Letter from Robert Burns to Governor Stanford requesting a commission as Captain and permission to raise 6th Company of Volunteer Battalion of Humboldt County. Outlines his politics, profession, and military expense. Written in Arcata, September 23, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:640

Letter from Brigadier General George Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, telling him he is sending 250 troops, under Colonel Green, 6th Infantry, who will assume control of Humboldt District from Colonel Whipple, who General Wright still likes but Green has experience. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, Sacramento, February 7, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:641

Copy of letter from General Wright to General Kibbe telling him 250 men under Colonel Green going to Humboldt County. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, Sacramento, February 7, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:642

Letter from S.P. Wright, State Senator, 27th District, to Governor F. Low asking him to use influence with U.S. Army to allow troops to remain in area to cope with Indians. Says he has written to General's McDowell and Wright in same vein. Adds that if plan is to concentrate troops and then move in it will take six companies to subdue Indians. Written in Crescent City, September 27, 1864.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Orders relieving Dr. J. Clark as Assistant Surgeon of Fort Humboldt and appointing Dr. Richard Potts. Clark is thanked by post Company Commander for work. Back side is a certification of copy of original orders by Humboldt County clerk, dated May 18, 1863. Written at Fort Humboldt, December 10, 1853.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:644

A certification by Dr. Augustus R. Egbert, Post Surgeon, Fort Humboldt, that the post records indicate that Dr. J. Clark served honorably as Assistant Surgeon and in such a manner as to reflect credit upon himself. Written at Fort Humboldt, May 27, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Catalina Island Indian Reservation

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Letter from Major General Wright to Adjutant General, U.S. Army, D.C., reporting all well but Indian war in Humboldt District. Suggests using Catalina as a reservation - says he already has taken possession of island. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, December 21, 1863.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:646

Letter from Major General Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Adjutant General, U.S. Army, D.C., stating he has allowed those miners already incorporated under California law to stay on Catalina Island. Says Catalina even better than he supposed for reservation. Written at Headquarters Department of Pacific, San Francisco, January 7, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:647

Report from Lieutenant Colonel James F. Curtis, 4th Infantry, California Volunteers, Company Commander, Southern Districts, to Major General Wright, Company Commander, Pacific Department on taking possession of Catalina Island. Describes island, lists ranchers and stock, describes mining operations, explains reasons for placing military post in harbor. Mentions Wright's orders to leave some civilians alone to avoid losses. Written at Headquarters, District So. California, Drum Barracks, Los Angeles County, January 12, 1864.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:648

Letter from Major General Wright to Adjutant General, U.S. Army, D.C., transmitting Lieutenant Colonel Curtis' report on Catalina Island. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, January 27, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from Major General George Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific to Governor F.F. Low stating he will allow more time for ranchers and miners to move from Santa Catalina but that Adjutant General in D.C. has wired that it is to become a reservation for Indians. Written at Headquarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, February 22, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Southern California Indians Hungry

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Telegram from Charles E. Mix, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Governor Low stating one Wentworth claims Indians in So. California area starving. Wentworth has been fired but Low is authorized to spend $3000 of government funds to feed them. Tells him to call on Austin Wiley to assist. Written at Washington, D.C., April 23, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:651

Letter from Austin Wiley, Superintendent of Indian Affairs to Governor Low asking for loan of money until funds are forwarded from Washington - needs money to relieve want of So. California Indians. Written at Office of Indian Affairs, San Francisco, May 27, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Indian Regiment

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Letter from H.C. Rolfe to Governor Low proposing to raise a regiment of half civilized Christian Indians as a portion of California's quota. Would be officered by himself and energetic young white men. Written in San Bernardino, May 14, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Another letter from Rolfe to Governor Low stating General Wright, Company Commander, Department of Pacific and state Adjutant General both, informed him only Secretary of War can call into service Indians he proposed raising. Asks Governor to intervene as it would save money for state and prevent draft. Written in San Bernardino, June 14, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Humboldt County Indian Trouble

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Affadavit of Edmond W. Curtis that while hunting in Mendocino County his two companions, Marshall Cruther and Frank Fairchild, were killed by Indians without provocation or offense. Written January 23, 1868.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:655

Petition from citizens of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties to Governor H.H. Haight to authorize raising of 40 volunteers to subdue Indians. Says U.S. Army can't do it. Written in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, 1868-71 (?)

Physical Description: 1 long page 1 side
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Letter from A.D. Sevier to Governor H.H. Haight complaining of Indian attacks - says U.S. Army can't help - wants Governor to authorize volunteer company and arm them with Henry rifles. Sends a news clipping with letter. Written in Rohnerville, Humboldt County, April 2, 1869.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:657

News clipping relating Indian attack on cabin of a Mrs. Bowman. Written in Humboldt Times, April 2, 1869.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:658

Petition from citizens of Crescent City to Adjutant General, T.N. Cazneau for arms and ammunition to enable them to form a National Guard to protect the area against Indians. Written in Crescent City, December 21, 1870.

Physical Description: 1 long page 1 side (pasted)
Folder F3753:659

Letter from James E. Murphy, California Legislature, to Thomas Cazneau, Adjutant General, with petition asking for arms and permit to organize. Mentions General Butler, Company Commander, 6th Division, California Volunteers, as _ being asked also for help but as he is deep-dyed Republican little chance of aid as they are all good Democrats. Written in Crescent City, December 21, 1870.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
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Letter from E.J. Mullen to General Cazneau, Adjutant General, asking help in organizing volunteer company. Mentions General Butler and refers to stalutes of 1865 and 1866 pertaining to state furnishing volunteers clothes, asks if so. Says enjoyed serving under Cazneau. Written in Crescent City, December 21, 1870.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Soldier/Civilian Trouble

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Letter from W.B. Swearinzer to Wm. Irwin (Governor?) describing the clashes and illfeeling between Lake City civilians and soldiers from nearby Camp Bidwell. Writer and others ask closure of Camp or transfer of all soldiers as only remedies. Written at Lake City, March 26, 1870.

Physical Description: 7 pages 8 sides
 

Indians Cheated

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Letter from J. Sloane to Governor Booth asking him to employ a lawyer to help local Indians who are being cheated out of their houses by a trickster lawyer. Says he might be able to pay half the cost. Written in Old San Diego, May 25, 1872.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Petition of El Dorado County Citizens on Washoe Indian Raids

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Letter from Secretary of Interior to Governor Booth acknowledging his letter and petition of citizens of El Dorado County complaining of Washoe Indians raiding them out of Washoe and Carson Valleys. Has referred matter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs who has referred to Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California who will report three channels. Written in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1873.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
 

Volunteers for Indian Uprising

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Letter from W.K. Potter to Governor Booth volunteering as an officer in the event of an uprising by the Southern Tribes. Says he served against Owens River Indians. Written in Los Angeles, May 3, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Calaveras County Indians Hungry

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Letter from Lydia Lascy to Governor Newton Booth asking for help for starving Indians in Calaveras County. Suggests Governor set up fund to buy skins from Indians at.50¢ apiece - would enable them to buy little powder, shot, and flour. Says acorns all froze three years before and again this year - she supported one family all winter. Written at West Point, September 15, 1873.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
 

Murder of Indians Reported by U.S. Army

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Letter from Lieutenant H.D. Nelson, Company Commander, Company 2, 12th Infantry to Assistant Adjutant General, 12th Infantry enclosing sworn deposition on killing of Indian named Thompson by white name Renter. Renter one of group sworn to stir up trouble with Indians - promised to kill one or more to rouse Indians. Lieutenant says no jury will convict - Renter gone. Indians mad. Written at Headquarters, Camp Gaston, Klamath County, September 22, 1873.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:667

Affadavit of A. Dodge, son of Indian Agent Hoopa Valley, swears saw Judge Cary and Sheriff McBrown concerning murder of Indian (Thompson) by Renter. They told him to swear out warrant for horse stealing as no jury would convict for killing Indian. Finally, got warrant from District Attorney but J.P. Benjamin says no good as Renter out of County and no official is going to chase just for killing an Indian. Written in Hoopa Valley, Klamath County, September 17, 1873.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Letter from Major General J.M. Schofield to Governor Booth forwarding Lieutenant Nelson's report and A. Dodge's affadavit. Points out serious nature of crime and that almost certainly, without justice, Indians will retaliate and the incident will escalate into war. Written at Headquarters, Department of California, San Francisco, September 27, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Modoc War

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Letter from C. O. Ferris to Governor Newton Booth applying for a Captains command in a Volunteer Company to be raised to fight the Murdoc (sic) Indians. Written in San Francisco, December 28, 1872.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:670

Telegram from Governor Booth to U.S. War Department proposing the Modocs be allowed to occupy a body of land on Lost River instead of being forced back on reservation. Says a treaty could be made which would protect them and settlers. Written in Sacramento, January 1, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from B. Applegate to Governor Booth advising him to raise a force of volunteers to crush the Modocs before they trigger a general war. Claims to have just returned from Modoc area and has brother in charge of Yainax (?) Agency. Written in San Diego, January 2, 1873.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
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Letter from Chas. Kaiser to Governor Booth claiming people running Modoc War are inefficient and wasting lives and money. Asks Governor to give him 200 equipped with rifles of Kaiser's choice and he will end war; saving lives and much money. Kaiser is a Private in San Francisco Fusiliers and asks for no publication. Written in San Francisco, January 25, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Petition from citizens of Hot Springs to Governor Newton Booth asking for 50 stand of arms and 250 rounds of ammunition per weapon to defend themselves against Indians. Written in Hot Springs, Siskiyou County, January 27, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
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Letter from J. M. Bellnap (?), Secretary of War to Senator Cole, California - returning telegram from Governor Booth and declining Booth's offer of two volunteer companies for Modoc War. President declined. Written in Washington D.C., January 28, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:675

Telegram from County Judge and others to Governor Booth stating Modocs again stated they won't go back to reservation. Captain Jack says he will fight Butte Valley residents are sending families to Yreka. Asks for 50 rifles and ammunition by Wells Fargo. Written in Yreka, December 1870.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:676

Letter from citizens designating who is to receive requested arms and explaining to Governor Booth that they (petitioner) live in south end of Hot Springs Valley and need arms also; as the arms sent before went to upper end of Valley. Written in Hot Springs, Siskiyou County, February 6, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:677

Letter from Edwin Shearer to Governor Booth stating the state of California should pay Wells Fargo for transportations of arms to citizens near Lava Beds or the Modoc Stronghold. Cites several state laws or sections of laws. Written in Yreka, February 14, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:678

Telegram from Jerome B. Stillson, Managing Editor, New York World to Governor Booth asking for feeling in his state regarding assasination of Modoc Indians and policy prescribed by your judgment towards hostile Indians. Written in New York, April 14, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:679

Letter from George P. Ihrie to General R. Foote, California Adjutant General, urging him to persuade Governor Booth to start to raise a California Regiment to properly fight the Modoc War. Ihrie, evidently a former Brigadier General in USA, predicts a general uprising when grass is high enough to support horses and insists Governor should act now as the Feds will pay expenses if he has to call them into service. Written in San Francisco, April 14, 1873.

Physical Description: 3 pages - 3 sides
Folder F3753:680

Letter from Wm. A. Thompson to Governor Booth. States he was 1st Sargent of Company M, 14th Kas Cavalry and fought Civil War as Guerilla. Asks Governor to authorize him to raise 10 men, arm and mount them and he will fight Modocs at own game. He, Thompson, and other 10 all will be Cherokees! Written in Sacramento, April 28, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:681

Letter from Major General J. M. Schofield, Company Commander, Pacific Division, USA to Governor Booth telling him that if a company of scants is raised for duty against Modocs or other hostiles, Schofield will issue them rations while they are under his command. They are to report to his troop Company Commander at Tule Lake. Written at Head Quarters, Division of Pacific, San Francisco, May 17, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:682

Petition from citizens of Siskiyou County around Goose Lake ask for 30 repeating rifles and ammunition from Governor Booth to defend against Modocs. Mentions murder of General Canley and Peace Commissioner. Written at Willow Ranch Post Office, Siskiyou County, May 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:683

Letter from Major General J. M. Schofield, Company Commander, Division of Pacific to Governor Booth informing him that correspondence with War Department indicates that raising a Company of Volunteers to be used against Modocs is satisfactory provided no claims for services in any way, shape, or manner, is to be recognized beyond the issue of rations. California pays its own way! Written at Head Quarters, Division of Pacific, San Francisco, May 24, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Colusa - Complaint against Indians

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Petition from citizens of Cortinez Valley to Governor of California stating the 30 Indians in valley are mischievous and blood-thirsty and that someone, certainly one of them, shot at a young man and barely missed and now are dancing. Says county was asked for help to no avail - want Governor to do something. Written in Cortinez Valley, Colusa County, March 22, 1874.

Physical Description: page 2 sides
 

Indian Troops

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Circular from Captain C.C.J. Macdonald addressed to Secretary of Interior proposing that MacDonald be allowed to recruit and train Indians into Army as auxilaries. Says eventually will have 20,000 and still save money by stopping wars. Claims Indians would make excellent soldiers as he has already proved by troop he trained and took East and to Europe. Written in San Francisco. May 9, 1877.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Breech Loading Carbines for Militia

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Letter from L. Gaskill to Adjutant General asking for breech loading carbines, pistols and howitzers from state to use against Indians, bregands. No soldiers, have to organize a local company. Don't want Springfield muskets. (Adjutant General gave to Governor Irwin, he referred to Major General McDowell, Company Commander, Department of Pacific.) Written in San Diego, July 28, 1877.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:687

Letter from Lieutenant Commander J. C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific to P.F. Walsh, State Adjutant General - acknowledges receipt of letter from Gaskill but says USA can't arm citizens or organize state forces - if ever get enough troops will station some in San Diego again. Written at the Department of Pacific, San Francisco, August 6, 1877.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Bishop's Creek Petition

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Letter from J. L. Bousland to Governor Irwin stating since troops left Fort Independence, Indians saucy and turbulent. Getting whisky from traders. Don't want to work on farms very inconvenient. Need to form volunteer company for protection - need arms and proper forms. Delineates number of votes in area. Written in Bishop Creek, Inyo County, August 6, 1877.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:689

Letter from Governor William Irwin to Major General Irvin McDowell, Company Commander, Division of Pacific forwarding a petition from citizens of Bishop's Creek and Round Valley for protection from Indians. Asks McDowell if it isn't really his responsibility to handle. Written in Sacramento, September 25, 1877.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:690

Major General McDowell, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, answering Governor Irwin's letter forwarding petition from Bishop's Creek citizens for troops quotes four years of reports from Fort Independence on peacefulness of Indians, all of whom work for whites in Owens Valley. Says post was source of revenue for merchants - not needed. Prove it and troops will return. Written at Head Quarters, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, Sept. 27, 1877.

Physical Description: 4 pages 8 sides
Folder F3753:691

Petition to Governor Wm. Irvin for protection from Paiute Indians who killed a Crow Indian raised by whites. Indians sent word they are ready to fight. Whites aren't. Ask Governor to help. Written in Bishop Creek, Inyo County, September 8, 1877.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Modoc County Paiute Raids

Folder F3753:692

Petition from a meeting of citizens who ask Governor Irwin for 50 stand of arms and 150 rounds of ammunition per gun to protect against Bannocks and Paiutes who have driven stockmen into valley from surrounding country. Written in Cedarville, Modoc County, June 26, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:693

Letter from C. Bonner to Governor Irwin asking that the requested arms be delivered to Reno where he will have a team pick them up. Written in Cedarville, Modoc County, June 27, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:694

Letter from P. F. Walsh, California Adjutant General to Colonel J. McAllister, Company Commander, Benecia Arsenal asking if the state can draw 200 rifles, 45/50, and 5,000 rounds of ammunition to arm citizens of Modoc County against Indians. If not, can he issue or sell 5,000/10,000 rounds of.54 cal for old style rifles. Written in San Francisco, July 3, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:695

Petition from citizens of Big Valley to Governor for 100 guns and 100 rounds per gun to protect against Indians in north. Have raised company of volunteers but need arms. Written in Big Valley, Lassen County, July 7, 1878.

Physical Description: 3 pages 4 sides
 

Modoc County Asks Arms

Folder F3753:696

Petition from Captain A. E. Bending, Company Commander, Adin Grays Volunteer Militia to Governor Irwin asking for arms and ammunition for their company which they organized to protect themselves from a possible Indian uprising. Written at Head Quarters, Adin Grays, Aden, Modoc County, February 17, 1879.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Chimehueva Troubles

Folder F3753:697

Letter and deposition of O. P. Callaway to 1st Lieutenant John O'Connell reporting killing of a Captain Louden by an Indian, one John Spike and wounding of a constable, Dutch Bill, by parties unknown. Says Chimehuevas are restless and need supervision. Report endorsed to Presideio and from these to Governor of California. Written in the Swamp Land District 310, Territory of Arizona, June 21, 1879.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:698

Report from Lieutenant Colonel R. S. La Motte to Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Airzona, Whipple Bks, A. T. stating he was sending several Mojave Indians to the camp of some Chimahuevas (paiutes) telling them to give up the killers of one Calloway. Included is eye witness account by Mojave Indian of incident which was provoked by killing of Indian by one Laird, Callaways cook. Endorsed to California Adjutant General for Governor. Written in Fort Mojave, Arizona Territory, April 9, 1880.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:699

Telegram from Major General McDowell, Company Commander, Department of Pacific to Governor Perkins to effect General Wilcox hopes to maintain peace with at least northern Chimahueva and hopes to settle peacefully with all of them. Written in San Francisco, April 27, 1880.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:700

Letter from California Adjutant General to Brigadier General J. D. Boyes, Company Commander, 1st Brigade, California National Guard stating that Governor Perkins has referred the matter of Indian depredations in San Bernardino area to Major General McDowell, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, U.S.A. Says Governor will help however, if needed but Indians are a Federal concern. Is forwarding requested ammunition by freight. Written in Sacramento, April 27, 1880.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:701

Letter from California Adjutant General to Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific, U.S.A. referring them to matter of Indian depredations in San Bernardino County and request these by sheriff to National Guard for troops and arms. Governor believes matter is for Federal government to assume. Written in Sacramento, April 27, 1880.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:702

Wire from Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific to Adjutant General, California answering that of April 27. Army is sending cavalry company to Fort Mojave and General Wilcox, company commander, department of Arizona is there now dealing with Chemahuevas. Don't want to send San Berdoo company now as it might precipitate a crisis. Written at Presidio, San Francisco, April 28, 1880.

Physical Description: 3 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:703

True copy, letter form, of telegram sent to Adjutant General concerning Indian depredation in San Berdoo. Written at Presidio, San Francisco, April 28, 1880.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:704

Letter from Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific to California Adjutant General to effect that so far the Chemahueva matter is still low key and was precipitated by a white named Laird. Army had troops at Fort Mojave and General Willcox, Company Commander, Department of Arizona and hope to keep from an expensive, needless campaign if they can get Chimahuevas to come in. Don't know who may have killed mail rider. Written at Presidio, San Francisco April 28, 1880.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:705

Telegram from Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific to Governor Perkins to effect General Willcox has contacted some Chemahuevas and hopes to have at least northern half peaceful - will do everything possible to avert war. Written at Presidio, San Francisco, April 30, 1880.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:706

Telegram to Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific, from Brayton Battalion, Company Commander, stating he is taking two companies back to Yuma, the two killers of Calloway are with him, all Chemahuevas are coming in. The Colorado Canal Company is being investigated. Copy sent to California Adjutant General. Written in Yuma, Arizona Territory, May 10, 1880.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:707

Telegram to Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific from Brayton, Battalion, Company Commander stating date Loudon killed and where (California) while Laird lived at Ehrenberg, Arizona Territory. No civil authority there. Closest in California in San Diego. Copy to California Adjutant General. Written in Yuma, Arizona Territory, May 11, 1880.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Claims and Inquiries for California Indian War Monies

Folder F3753:708

Letter from Wm. C. Martin to state Adjutant General asking that original rolls of Captain Woodword's Klamath Volunteers be checked for one John Mosely whose application for land bounty was returned as not on rolls. Martin says may be listed as Mosby but original in Adjutant General office should be right. Written in Eureka, May 9, 1868.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:709

A Quit-claim deed filed by one Jas. H. Kent deeding a tract of land to State. Notary affadavit that Kent appeared is attached. Written in Sutter County, April 19, 1869.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:710

Letter from Richard F. Ryan, Attorney, to Adjutant General, asking about company volunteers of 1852 or 1853 called San Francisco Rangers. Says understands Legislature appropriated money to pay them and some need it badly - none have received this pay. What about it? Written in San Francisco, September 2, 1869.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:711

Letter from T. Carter enclosing a claim of David H. Haney for service in Indian War of 1855. Claim evidently to Adjutant General after sending to State Treasurer originally. Paper is notated no record of service. Written in Portland, Oregon, September 21, 1869.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:712

Letter from Wm. Martin to Adjutant General asking for copy of muster roll of Captain Burzell's volunteer company in Indian War, January-February, 1855. Written in Eureka, November 3, 1870.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:713

Letter from P.D. Beebe to California Adjutant General asking for certificate of service during Indian War February 1854 on Pitt and McCloud Rivers. Wants to apply for Federal land warrant. Written in Virginia City, Nevada, May 1, 1871.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:714

Letter from Wm. C. Martin to Brigadier General Allen, Adjutant General, asking for muster roll for Captain Lufkin's Klamath Rifle Rangers in Indian War of 1855. Written in Eureka, May 6, 1871.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:715

Letter from P.D. Beebe to General Thomas Cozneau, Adjutant General, stating he had given the dates of service under Captain Johnson in 1854. He claimed California paid him in 1857 or 1858 and he requests that these records be checked and a certificate of service be furnished after claim is proved. Written in Virginia City, Nevada, May 10, 1871.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:716

Blank certificate from Adjutant General's office, partially filled out on behalf of one O'Brien by Judge Charles F. Irwin, El Dorado County, for service in El Dorado Indian War 1850 or 1851. Notation on back states no record. Written in Placerville, May 31, 1871.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:717

List of War Bonds and Coupons for claims of C.U. Reynolds, agent of Jay Cooke and Company. Written in Sacramento, October 7, 1871.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:718

Letter from P.H. Harris, Attorney to General L.H. Foote, Adjutant General, on behalf one Jesse King for service in 1859 military expedition. Says all rest paid $50.00 but King who has lost his discharge. Asks Adjutant General to send forms to apply for King's money. Written in Unionville, Nevada, April 7, 1873.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:719

Letter from Attorney T.H. Laine to Governor Booth stating he has client who has claim against U.S. because of Modoc War. Client heard a U.S. Commissioner will visit Sacramento in this regard - Laine requests information from Governor as to visit. Written in San Jose, July 6, 1874.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:720

Letter from Battalion Colonel A.G. Tassin to State Adjutant General asking for any information available on Jarboe's volunteer company at Round Valley in 1859. Written at Camp Wright, November 18, 1874.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:721

Letter from L.H. Foote, Adjutant General, to Frank Sloniker telling him there is no money in state Treasurer to pay him for services in the Modoc War of 1856 and won't be until Legislature appropriates some. Written in Adjutant General's Office, Sacramento, January 27, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:722

Letter from Frank Sloniker-to Governor Booth complaining because Adjutant General says no money to pay him for 1856 Modoc War service. Says Federal government and state government both appropriated money for the pay of soldiers and their land warrants. Says when he gets pay will present honorable discharge. Written in Yreka, February 6, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:723

Letter from John Jones to California Secretary of State asking for his pay for service in July-October, 1856 in Modoc War. Claimed to be put in Captain Martin's Company. Written in Paoli, Indiana, May 17, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Othertype F3753:724

Letter from former Brigidier General Winn to Adjutant General asking him for information on muster rolls for 1850 and 1857 campaigns and how to go about applying for land warrants. Says he has had several inquiries from his former troops on procedures. Attached note says originals were sent to Congress and copies kept by War Commission. Written in San Francisco, June 9, 1877.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:725

Letter from H.K.W. Clark, Attorney to California Adjutant General asking how to go about collecting pay and hand warrants (what is due) to one Peter Smith for service in Modoc War of 1856. Written in San Francisco, November 15, 1877.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:726

Letter from C. Gunn to State Adjutant General asking him to intercede with Congress to get pension or relief for California Indian fighters. Written in Jefferson City, Missouri, October 6, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:727

Letter from Francis Stoneher to California Secretary of State asking how to get pay and land warrant for service in Modoc War of 1856. Written in Yreka, March 21, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:728

Letter from Judson Haycock, Attorney to General Walsh, Adjutant General, concerning one Mark Heywood who claims to have served in sheriff's Placerville Battalion in Indian War of 1850. Wants to know if Heywood is entitled to land warrant and pay and needs service verification from Adjutant General. Written in San Francisco, June 21, 1879.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:729

Letter from James McMajon to Adjutant General asking for muster roll of his Klamath Rangers enrolled in 1850. Written in San Francisco, July 3, 1879.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:730

Letter from Calvin Gunn to Brigadier General P.F. Walsh, Adjutant General, asking whether Walsh can help him get California pension for wound received in Indian War in 1858-59 in Humboldt County. Says he will recite exploits if he hears from Walsh. Written in Jefferson City, August 23, 24.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:731

List of Indian War Bonds and Coupons received from Board of Examiners. Written in San Francisco, July 1879.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:732

Letter from John Mullen to Governor Wm. Irwin volunteering to represent California to Congress for remainder of Indian War money uncollected. Says will chance that Legislature will accept Governor's recommendation of recompensation on Governor's word. Written in Washington, D.C., April 8, 1879.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:733

Letter from Theodore Brown to State Adjutant General stating he was a volunteer in California Indian War in 1849 or 1850. Wants to know whether paid, if so, how much, when entered service, when left, what entitled to. Written in Mandeville, Missouri, May 2, 1879.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:734

Letter from James P. Goodall to Adjutant General to effect that Lafayette Allen had served in Modoc War for six months in 1856 but his state scrip (bonds?) had been lost by Goodall, who mailed them in 1860 from Texas. Wants new proofs sent so Allen can get his pay. Written at Murphy, Oregon, February 25, 1880.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:735

Letter from H.A. Oliver, Lake County Clerk asking Adjutant General if John S. Jones appears on records as member of Relief Guard in 1856 and if he can get duplicate discharge. Written at Lakeport, June 30, 1880.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:736

A certification of an attachment (missing) as a true copy by the Secretary to the Governor of California. Written in Sacramento, October 3, 1884.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Miscellaneous - 1855, 56, 57, 59, 61, 62, 64, 65

Folder F3753:737

Letter from E.D. Sawyer to J.N. Denver, Secretary of State, requesting the Journals and Laws of last session of Legislature to which I am entitled. Written in San Francisco, April 3, 1855.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:738

Memorandum of suggestions for expenditures for payment of doctors, building of kitchen and dining room for insane asylum and laws for some by a Dr. Reid. Written in 1855.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:739

Land Indentures and descriptions of land in San Francisco, Written in San Francisco, November 7, 1855.

Physical Description: 7 pages 11 sides
Folder F3753:740

Report by Board of Examiners of War Claims to the California Legislature. Report states the total War Debt without interest at $848,549.73 and Board says $24,936.46 can't be audited because of informal nature of transfer of claims and conflicts of interest. Written in Sacramento, December 31, 1855.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:741

Draft of part of a speech/article letter on receiving money from U.S. Treasury appropriated by Congress to pay War Debts and retire bonds. Incomplete.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:742

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.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:743

Letter from Colonel A.K. Cary, Ordinance Department, U.S. Army to Governor Johnson asking for description of arms required by State for 1856. Says California's quota for year is 183 11/13 muskets. Any arm ordered is costed out at rate of muskets. Written at Ordinance Office, Washington, D.C., March 27, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:744

Letter from Sylranus Gorgowan(?) to Governor Johnson volunteering to fight Indians and asking Governor's assistance to attain the means, i.e. money and arms to do it. Claims to be old soldier with much experience. Semi-literate but interesting. Written in Grass Valley, April 8, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:745

Letter from D.E. Hungerford, Major late N.Y. volunteers, to Governor John B. Weller (prior to his inauguration) soliciting his support to raise troops in case of war between the Mormons in Utah Territory and the U.S. Government. Written in Downieville, December 14, 1857.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:746

Letter from J.B. Garr State Controller, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating there remains $652.13 of funds appropriated April 16, 1859? for Indian hostilities. Written in Sacramento, January 3, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:747

Letter of transmittal and sworn depositions on election of officers for volunteer company raised as Independent National Guard, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia to Governor Weller. Requests he send commissions for listed officers. Written in San Francisco, January 12, 1859.

Physical Description: 5 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:748

Notice from Ordinance Department, U.S. Army to Governor Weller that California's quota of small arms for 1859 was 182 2/3 muskets. The list includes equivalent that can be requisitional in lieu of muskets and the equivalent in number of muskets paid. Written in Washington, D.C., January 21, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:749

Letter from Battalion Brigadier General Clark, Company Commander, Department of Pacific, to Governor Weller enclosing information requested. Clark has classified information confidential - not included. Written at Presidio, San Francisco, March 17, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:750

Letter from Captain T.D. Johns, 1st California Guard, Lieutenant Astill, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, California Militia, to Governor Weller stating that he had requisitioned a field battery or section thereof three times in past 18 months without receiving even acknowledgment. Asks for battery from Governor. Written in San Francisco, May 24, 1859.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:751

Letter from Captain J.D. Wheer (?) to unknown party stating a requisition from a Los Angeles County had preceded his asking for field artillery piece and now none available. Written June 2, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:752

Letter from O. M. Brown, Attorney, to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, inquiring about claim of Wm. H. Johnson for service in Indian Expedition. Says has heard nothing. Written in Stockton, August 26, 1859.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:753

Petition to James Y. McDuffie, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California, from citizens of Butte County asking him to withdraw his men from area as Indians fear being removed to reservation. Petition states Indians in hills, aren't gathering winter food. If leave, will deprive petitioners of Indian labor to haul supplies and materials to mines. Written in Butte County. September 17, 1859.

Physical Description: 5 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:754

Statement of number of U.S. Army troops stationed at all California posts for 1854-55, 1858, 1859. Written in Adjutant General's Office, January 29, 1861.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:755

Requisition for 60 rifles and equipment for Washington Rifles from Captain Thomas R. Roberts, Company Commander. Accompanying note states their weapons sent to Washoe County in 1860 - these are replacements? Approved by a county judge from? Written at Washinton Rifles (?), 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:756

Letter from P.L. Shoaff, Captain, Company Commander, Stockton Blues, to Governor Downey reporting election of officers to the Blues under the orders of Brigadier General P.E. Connors. Asks approval and for commissions to be forwarded. Written in Stockton, August 6, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:757

Someone sent Governor Downey an advertisement for the new, revised, 560 page book of Army Regulations, date April 10, 1861. Says he can get copy by applying to Secretary of War. Written in 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:758

Letter from Wm. Kibbe to Myron Norton asking for information on a company called San Francisco Rangers who claimed to have fought in Indian War in So. California in December 1851 - January 1852. Written at General Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Sacramento, December 4, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:759

Petition from ladies of Mono County to Governor John G. Downey requesting the removal of Indians from the county. Written in Aurora, August 2, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:760

Letter from Charles Nixon to Friend Miller tells of fight between 12 Indians and 11 men at Tathrops. Said no ammunition in valley - send 25# powder, all lead bearer can carry, 2000 gun caps by returnee. Written in Susanville, April 3, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:761

Letter from G.M. Hanson to Governor Stanford soliciting a letter of recommendation from him for Henson to become Indian Superintendent of California. Written in San Francisco, May 22, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:762

Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Henry Landt answering a letter on Indian matters. States system is to change and only one- superintendent is to be appointed - a friend of Kibbe's. Kibbe will refer matter to him and let Landt know result. Written at Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Sacramento, March 4, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:763

Letter from J.W. Hoffman, Clerk, Office of Indian Affairs to Governor Fred Low forwarding a petition from L.A. asking that a Mr. Lovett be appointed as Deputy Indian Agent for So. California. At same time Hoffmann points out that previous Indian Agent had favored a Mr. Stanley for position, as he reminds Low, had he. Clerk also supports Stanley. Written in San Francisco, June 21, 1865.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:764

Petition from citizens of Los Angeles to Governor Low asking his assistance in recommending that Mr. Lovett be retained as Deputy Indian Agent in So. California to the new Superintendent, Mr. Moltby. Says Lovett's proposed system promises to be highly successful and effective. Written in Los Angeles, May 15, 1865.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:765

Morning report of 7th Regiment, Second Infantry, California Volunteers, Company Commander, Captain Alfred Morton. Written at Presidio, San Francisco, January 3, 1865.

Physical Description: 1 large page 1 side
Folder F3753:766

Letter from Edward L. Pierce to Governor Fred F. Low asking for information on negro troops raised in California, dates, numbers, designations of regiments to which California recruits belong. Written in Boston, February 17, 1865.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:767

Letter from F.I. Thibault to Governor asking him to recommend to Legislature that the Indian War Bonds of 1852 be payed or settled. Written in San Francisco, November 22, 1865.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:768

Deeds and land indentures conveyed by Sheriff of San Francisco County to George MacDougall, Unreadable. Written in San Francisco, December 8, 1865.

Physical Description: 5 pages 9 sides
 

Miscellaneous - Undated

Folder F3753:769

Paper labeled Indian Act which lists Sections 1 through 20 as to subject. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:770

Newspaper clipping of suicide of Captain Winnie, 2nd Cavalry Volunteers, California Militia. Written in Los Angeles.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:771

Orders to General Estell, Adjutant General, from Governor (Commander in Chief) directing him to be ready to accompany the U.S. Indian Commissioners to Clear Lake. Directs Estell to raise force, if necessary, in event of trouble but no more than needed, for no longer than needed. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
 

Black Militia Company

Folder F3753:772

Letter from A.G. Dennison to Governor F.F. Low informing him that Dennison has organized a militia company of colored citizens and requests 60 stand of arms for their use. Written in San Francisco, April 12, 1866.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Indian War Claims - 1854, 56, 57

Folder F3753:773

Letter from J.H. Paulmelum to Company McMeans asking if war claims were sent in have been honored. If so, send him bonds or money. Written in Coloma, March 31, 1854.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:774

Letter from Doctor James T. Lowry to Doctor W.D. Aylett, State Legislature, conveying affadavit of C.M. McDermit, former Captain, Mounted Volunteers in Siskiyou County, attesting to Lowry's service with Mounted Volunteers. Also power of attorney for Aylett to collect and cash in bonds paid for service. Written in Yreka, March 23, 1854.

Physical Description: 5 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:775

Draft of letter from Governor to Senate and Assembly discussing Act of Congress authorizing payment of California claims from Indian wars. Suggests several names of men, in and out of Congress, who are to approach Secretary of War concerning payment in full - as Secretary of War has turned down some claims. Written in Executive Department, Sacramento, January 23, 1856.

Physical Description: 6 pages 6 sides
Folder F3753:776

Draft of proposal from Governor to Senate and Assembly on possibility of accepting Indian War appropriation from Congress in D.C. or N.Y., thus saving California transport and interest money. Much discussion of War Bond issues which are to be paid off from appropriation. Written in Sacramento, January 23, 1856.

Physical Description: 7 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:777

Letter from General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Johnson transmitting the muster roll, service roll vouchers for supplies, for Captain William Martin's Company from Siskiyou County. Also enclosed certificate from Judge and Sheriff and County and letter from Captain Martin. Suggests Governor send to Legislature. Written in Sacramento, January 25, 1856.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:778

Letter from J. Guthers, Secretary of Treasury, California, to Governor Johnson with list of officers, retired or deceased, from State Volunteers who still owe money to State. Asks Governor to provide last residence or that of next of kin. Written in Sacramento, January 28, 1856.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:779

Communication from Governor Neely Johnson in response to request from both branches of Assembly for all information on status of California War Debts with Federal Government. Written in Sacramento, January 31, 1856.

Physical Description: 13 pages 13 sides
Folder F3753:780

Letter from Congressman John Weller to Wm. Kibbe passing information that a bill Kibbe had inquired about was passed by Senate but hung up in House and was very doubtful that session. Written in Washington, D.C., January 31, 1857.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:781

Letter from Walter Van Dyke, ed. Humboldt Times to A.J.F. Phelan, Secretary of Board of Examiners War Claims asking for information on appropriation for services in Klamath War in 1852 for various claimants and as to best procedures. Enclosed clipping of news story on Board. Written in Union, Humboldt County, July 13, 1857.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:782

Paper cites series of acts of Congress appropriating money to repay various states for expenditures during Indian wars and use of state militia. California was granted $924,259.65 on August 5, 1854 for her debts incurred prior to January 1, 1854. A notation, evidently by a lawyer, states no money shall be paid out of National Treasury on account of such expenses, unless money actually spent by states. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:783

Paper entitled War Indebtedness shows appropriations of $146,000 and bonds issued to date (June 21, 1856) of $135,800, leaving balance of $10,200. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:784

Report of Commission to liquidate the War Debt to Governor Neely Johnson on Commissions accomplishing their task. Most bonds retired - interest paid. Written in 1857.

Physical Description: 11 pages 12 sides
Folder F3753:785

Paper by Attorney E.R. Taylor attempting to justify to Judiciary Commission of California Senate why new bonds should be issued to pay off those held by his clients - purchased upon issue during Indian troubles. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 13 pages 14 sides
Folder F3753:786

A listing of bond holders to whom interest coupons were returned by California Indian War Bond Commission. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 7 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:787

A copy of the Act creating the California Indian War Bond Commission and the directions for the actions of Commission members in fulfilling their duties. Written in Sacramento, 1856.

Physical Description: 19 pages 19 sides
Folder F3753:788

Memorandum given to Congressmen citing reasons for various expeditions against California Indians and need for reimbursement to state. Location and date written unknown.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
 

Indian War Claims - 1860

Folder F3753:789

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, California Adjutant General, to Rep. John C. Burch transmitting a schedule of amounts audited by Board of Examiners of War Claims for services rendered during expedition against Indians. Written in Sacramento, April 11, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:790

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey telling him he was leaving on Overland Stage for Washington to act on behalf of California for claims against Congre-s for Indian Wars Indebtedness. Also said would try and get arms for militia. Written in San Francisco, May 7, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:791

Copy of Kibbes's letter to Downey. Written in San Francisco, May 7, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:792

Statement of indebtedness on Indian War Debt. Written May 19, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 large page, folded 1 side
Folder F3753:793

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Rep. John Burch explaining California Indian War Debt sources and reasons thereof. Written in Washington, D.C. (Sacramento?), June 13, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:794

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey reporting his arrival in Washington with papers and progress with Military Affairs Commission. Says he doubts passage this session of bill recomm by Commission, quotes Sherman to that effect. This letter is dated on back as 1861 but it obviously was written immediately after Kibbe's arrival in Washington, D.C. Written in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:795

Letter from R.J. Atkinson, Third Auditor's Office, to John Floyd, Secretary of War, reporting on amount of paid and unpaid California Indian War Debt and reasons thereto. Written in Washington, D.C., June 20, 1860.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:769

Letter from John Burch and Charles Scott, California Congressmen, to Governor Downey asking him to allow General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to explain for next session of Congress to explain California's claims on War Debt. Says need knowledgeable person, Kibbe did job with Military Affairs Commission in House. Written in Washington, D.C., June 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:797

Letter from Reps. John Burch and Charles L. Scott to Governor Downey asking that Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, be sent (or remain in) to Washington to explain intricacies of California War Debt to full session of Congress. Written in Washington, June 25, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:798

Letter from Governor Downey to General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, telling him to stay for next session of Congress in Washington per Burch and Scott's requests to represent California's claim for War Debt repayment. Comments Burch is best worker California has in Congress. Written in Sacramento, July 29, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:799

Extract from Downey's letter to Kibbe. Written in Sacramento, July 29, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:800

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey acknowledging order to stay to represent California in attempting to get War Debt assumed by Congress. Asks Downey to inform Legislature why he remains in East. Written at Rockland Lake, New York, September 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:801

Copy of Kibbe's letter to Downey. Written at Rockland Lake, New York, September 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:802

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey saying he hopes for success in recent election doesn't cause problems in Congress. Tells Governor to appoint new agent if old War Debt Commission has been dissolved to certify as to bonds to be applied to $24,000 appropriated in 1856. Written in New York, November 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:803

Copy of Kibbe's letter to Downey. Written in New York, November 23, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:804

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to McWilliams and Company stating his furniture and papers should be moved by Henry C. Kibbe to the Armory on 3rd Street. He says he will be three more months in Washington and expect to get appropriation from Congress. Written in Washington, November 28, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:805

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey reporting he has all principal men in House lined up in favor of appropriation for Indian War Debts. Senate looks good too. Only problem will be spirit of dissension and excitement as a result don't block wheels of Congress. Says money to arm militia doesn't look promising. Written in Washington, D.C., December 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:806

Copy of Kibbe's letter to Downey. Written in Washington, December 1, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:807

Letter from L.W. Ketcham to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking worth of California War Bonds and whether those paid in bonds were eligible for Federal land warrants? Written in Yreka, December 8, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:808

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Senator John Sherman, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, asking him to incorporate the bill reported by Military Affairs Commission recommending thru appropriation to pay California War Debts into some appropriation bill of the Ways and Means Commission. Says military expeditions have brought peace to California. Written in Washington, D.C., December 19, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Othertype F3753:809

Copy of Kibbe's letter to Sherman. Written in Washington, D.C., December 19, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Othertype F3753:810

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Congressman John S. Phelps, Chairman, Ways and Means, asking him to attach the appropriation voted by Congress to pay California War Bonds off to one of his bills so state can collect all money. Written in Washington, D.C., December 19, 1860.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Othertype F3753:811

Letter from R.J. Atkinson, Third Auditor's Office, to B. Stanton, Chairman, House Military Affairs Commission saying California claims on War Debts looked reasonable and since Legislature had paid for some expenses and most ordered by Governor claims looked better than most. Written in Washington, December 20, 1860.

 

Indian War Claims - 1861

Folder F3753:812

Amendments to Army Appropriation Bill pending before Congress, January 1861, reported by Committee on Military Affairs of Senate. This appropriates $203,380.00 to pay California War Debts. Written in Washington, D.C., January 10, 1861.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:813

Letter from unknown writer (almost certainly California Congressman) to someone in California Legislature requesting an approval of an extention of Wm. Kibbe's, Adjutant General, leave of absence from duties to represent California in attempt to recover Indian War Debts from Congress. Need him until June, writer says. Written in Washington, January 16, 1861.

Physical Description: 3 pages 5 sides
Folder F3753:814

Letter from S. Cooper, Adjutant General, U.S. Army to Joseph Halt, Secretary of War enclosing a statement on number of regular troops in or near California in 1854-59, This information asked for by Committee of Military Affairs relative to California Indian War Debt payment. Written in Washington, D.C., January 29, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:815

Statement by Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Congress of California War Debt Bonds & Coupons with dates coupons good for and when bonds redeemed. Written in Washington, D.C., January 29, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:816

Letter from J. Halt, Secretary of War to Joseph Lane, Chairman, protempore Senate Committee on Military Affairs, sending papers from 3rd Auditor and Adjutant General on California War Debt. - Remarks that claims look to be justified. Written in Washington, D.C., January 30, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:817

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Colonel J.D. Stevenson stating that after appropriations bill passes Senate, all men who served in Indian expeditions will be entitled to apply for Bounty Lands. Says he will tell him what steps to take. Written in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:818

Testimonial signed by California Congressmen Burch, Scott, Gwen, Latham, commending Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, for his work in securing passage of an appropriation to pay California War Debts and to secure arms for militia. Written in Washington, D.C., February 26, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:819

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey telling him War Debt appropriation has passed but each separate account must be audited. Says he will stay in D.C. until Governor appoints someone to receive money. Says got 2000-3000 stand of arms. Says Governor gave wrong amount of arms owned by state. Written in Washington, D.C., March 13, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 Page 2 sides
Folder F3753:820

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Secretary of War sending petitions papers and orders pertaining to Humboldt and Klamath Counties' expeditions against Indians in 1858-59. Asks Secretary of War to expedite paying money for these and other expeditions. Says he can find all information in California Senate Records. Written in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:821

Letter from Wells Fargo Company to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating a number of people who bought War Bonds, giving names, amount, bond number. Asks for description of all the different claims. Written in New York, New York, March 19, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:822

Memorandum by Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, filed with Secretary of War, stating California Militia had to take field against Indians in November 1858 in Klamath and Humboldt Counties because U.S.-Army weren't ready to do so. Says state paid troops. Written in Washington, D.C., March 20, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:823

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Wells Fargo, New York, acknowledging their letter of March 19. Explains who is eligible to redeem bonds listed in that letter. Says will help further if sent other names of bond holders. Written in Washington, D.C., March 21, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:824

Memorandum of Indebtedness compiled by unknown. Lists some of the Expeditions and their indebtedness and who paid for them if any did. Written in Washington, D.C., March 21, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:825

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, again explaining why militia troops were kept in field from November 1858 - March 1859 in Humboldt and Klamath Counties expeditions despite Governor Weller's order to disband them. Kibbe claims U.S. Army not ready until March 16, 1859. Written in Washington, D.C., April 6, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:826

Draft of Kibbe's letter to Secretary of War on papers relative to Klamath and Humboldt Counties militia disbandment. Written in Washington, D.C., April 6, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:827

Affadavit of Edward Gillpatrick that he served in Captain Wordward's Company, California Militia, in Klamath War of 1856 for over two months and applied for pay. Written in San Joaquin County, April 11, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:828

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, requesting that he issue arms for California for the years 1850-51 equal to those issued in 1852 as resolved by Congress. Says have great need in California as thousands of local citizens are entitled to military duty who now can't serve. Written in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:829

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to S. Anderson, Chief Clerk, War Department, asking to be informed if the order for an arms issue is acted upon before he leaves for California on April 21, 1861. Written in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:830

Letter from Commissioners J.W. Denver and S.B. Smith, California War Debt Board to Governor Downey asking for all books, papers, and vouchers relative to War Debt of state covered by Legislature Act of May 6, 1861. Revenue side is receipt for papers signed by A.J. Phelan, Board's Chief Clerk. Written in San Francisco, May 31, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:831

Letter from R.J. Atkinson, Third Auditor, War Department to Governor Downey explaining that all California accounts for War Claims must be audited. Suggests a statement on necessity for each campaign and an itemized list of expenses. Paints out that California not U.S. responsible for redemption of bonds. Written in Washington, D.C., June 3, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:832

Letter from O. M. Brown, Attorney, asking Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to reply to former query concerning application of one Theodore McMichael for pay for services in Indian Wars. Letter verges on peremptory. Written in Stockton, July 3, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:833

Deposition of Jacob Greenbourne to E.B. Smith on conversations with Smith concerning when B. Nordheimer would arrive in San Francisco. Smith is alleged to have said that he wants to see Nordheimer to get him to subscribe, with others, a sum to help Smith defray costs in D.C. If no money, Smith would return in few months. Written in San Francisco, July 15, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:834

Letter from R.J. Atkinson, Auditor, 3rd Auditor Office, War Department, to Sam B. Smith, Committee on California War Debt Board informing him that Atkinson cannot decide between Smith and Nordheimer as to legitimacy of office - that is up to California. Says regardless Smith or Denver can file papers so claims can be processed. Written in Washington, D.C., August 26, 1861.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:835

Letter from John Bell to S.H. Brooks asking him to forward $194.00 as his pay for services in Humboldt and Klamath Indian War if it was allowed by Board of Examiners. Written in Horsetown, August 20, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:836

Letter from Sam B. Smith, Committee on California War Debt Board, to Governor Downey stating he did not recognize the Governor's right to replace him on Board with Nordheimer and that he refused to give up post. Says Governor has caused long delay in settlement as issue must be settled in California Courts. Written in Washington, D.C., August 27, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:837

Letter from Sam B. Smith to B. Nordheimer notifying him that Smith did not recognize him as a replacement, or Governor Downey's right to appoint him as such. Tells Nordheimer that he must seek redress in California Courts if he persists. Written in Washington, D.C., August 27, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:838

Letter from B. Nordheimer, Committee on California War Debt Board, to Governor Downey saying he has been generally recognized as one of two Committees and papers have been submitted to 3rd Auditor, War Department. Says Smith has sent back to California for a decision on it - asks further guidance. Written in Washington, D.C., September 2, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:839

Letter from A.J. Phelan, Clerk, Committee on California War Debt Board to Governor Downey asking for muster rolls for Klamath and Humboldt Expedition 1855. Says Kibbe took them with him when he left city. Written in Washington, D.C., October 19, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:840

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Honorable Senator Oulton, State Senator, Siskiyou County, soliciting his support in the Legislature for an appropriation to pay Kibbe's expenses for year in D.C. Asks for liberal appropriation. Written in Sacramento, October 9, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:841

Letter from B. Nordheimer, Committee on California Indian War Debt Board to Governor Downey asking him to obtain muster rolls of Klamath and Humboldt War of 1855 and other vouchers from General Kibbe, Adjutant General. Written in Washington, D.C., October 12, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:842

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to B. Nordheimer, Committee on War Debt Board stating he had given muster rolls for Klamath-Humboldt 1855 expedition to Clerk Phelan and has receipt. Says must be mislaid however Kibbe forwards another set. Written in Sacramento, November 9, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:843

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey stating he has forwarded requested papers to Nordheimer in D.C. and enclosing copy of letter. Written in Sacramento, November 21, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:844

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Jacob Greenbaum asking for more information via affadavit on actions of Committee of War Debt Board and Clerk while in San Francisco relative to their contacting bond holders (presumably for% of expected money for expenses) it will be appreciated. Says writes for Downey. Written in Sacramento, November 22, 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:845

Letter and copy from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Governor Downey explaining that War Bonds issued 1854-55 and due 1862 were not covered by Congressional appropriation. Explains what were and what were not in a rather sketchy way. Written in Sacramento, November 27, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 4 sides
Folder F3753:846

Report from B. Nordheimer, Committee on California War Debt Board to Governor Downey outlining actions taken to get appropriated funds. Currently four clerks working over submitted paper work in auditor's office. Says other Committee, General Denver, called to active duty. Written in Washington, D.C., December 6, 1861.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:847

Letter from Hamilton G. Fant, Banking House of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, and Fant to General Wm. Kibbe in answer to his solicitation. Fant states what a great job Kibbe did in getting appropriation thru Congress to pay California War Debt. Says Kibbe should get at least 5% of money. Cites examples from other states. Written in Washington, D.C., December 20, 1861.

Physical Description: 4 pages 4 sides
 

Indian War Claims - 1862

Folder F3753:848

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Walter McDonald, Chicago, telling him that the California War Bonds will be traded for 6% U.S. Bonds. When cashed in California State Treasurer 5% is paid to cover expenses. Written in Sacramento, September 16, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:849

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to California Secretary of State requesting that all vouchers and certificates representing unpaid claims for Indian War indebtedness in respective state offices be forwarded to him IAW act passed to that effect. Written in Sacramento, October 29, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:850

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Rittenhouse, Fant and Company, Bankers, telling them to cash in bonds forwarded to them for payment. Written in Sacramento, October 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:851

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to John Gillson telling him that his claim for property destroyed in Shasta County in 1857 was allowed to sum of $6,850.00. Quotes price of hay per ton then as between $100-$150 per ton. Tells Gillson to send power of attorney to get bonds issued for claims thru Kibbe. Power of attorney enclosed. Written in Sacramento, October 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:852

Letter from Wm. Thompson to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, written on back of letter Kibbe had written. Thompson asks when he will get money for California War Bonds he holds - (Kibbe had said probably should get paid within 90 days in July letter). Written in San Francisco, November 24, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:853

Letter from G.R. Warren, Controller, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, saying no unpaid vouchers or claims on file in his office. Written in Sacramento, November 3, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:854

Letter from Walter McDonald to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, again asking status of War Bonds. Says he wrote 3rd Auditor, got no answer. Written in Chicago, December 18, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:855

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to G.R. Warren, President Board of Examiners of War Claims, directing him to file certain books and papers with the Adjutant General's office as specified by several acts of the Legislature. Written in Sacramento, December 29, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:856

Letter from Brigadier General Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Third Auditor of the Treasury R.J. Atkinson asking about claims of one John Smith who served as Chaplan on Gila Expedition in 1850. Claims never paid - Kibbe asks if so, how much? Written in Sacramento, May 26, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:857

Telegram from Senator Latham, California, to Governor Downey to effect that the 3rd Auditor is very slow in settling Indian Debt - little progress. Written in Washington, D.C., January 7, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:858

Dispatch from Governor Downey to California State Senate enclosing report of Nordheimer, Committee on California War Debt Board and telegram from Senator Latham. Says should get paid off in about one month. Written in Sacramento, January 8, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:859

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to R.J. Atkinson, 3rd Auditor, Treasury with list of War Bonds issued after 1854. Written in Sacramento, January 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:860

Letter from Michael Yreka to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating he lost or had stolen some California War Bonds in 1858 and wondered if he could get new ones issued or how to proceed. Written in Galesville, Oregon, February 4, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:861

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to J.W. Hoag. Claims Committee for California asking for full committee meeting to pass a bill to pay claims of people who furnished supplies and services. Written in Sacramento, February 20, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:862

Letter from G.R. Warren, California Controller, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating that in reply to his request to settle the accounts of certain supplies to Kibbe's Rangers in 1859 only certain ones of the claimants had bills on file with Controller's Office. These, he assumes, will be paid out of last appropriation of Legislature. Written in Sacramento, February 20, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:863

Letter from L.R. Warren, California Controller, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating he can't find accounts of two others listed as being owed money for supplying Kibbe's Rangers in 1859. Written in Sacramento, February 26, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:864

Letter from R.J. Atkinson, 3rd Auditor, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, acknowledging receipt of letter sent January 25 that contained certified list of War Bonds issued after January 1, 1854. Says got letter but no enclosed list. Written in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:865

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to California State Senate Committee on Claims. Pushes to get his expenses and services paid for the time he was in Washington, D.C. attempting to get Congress to appropriate money for payment of California War Debts. Written in Sacramento, March 1, 1862.

Physical Description: 5 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:866

Letter from Wm. Codington to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, soliciting his assistance in getting payment for supplies furnished his Rangers in 1858-59. Matter in hands of lawyer. Written in Arcata, March 10, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:867

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to G.P. Warner, Controller, asking if a bill for beef and corn furnished his command, Rangers, in 1859 was on file in Warner's Office. Written in Sacramento, March 11, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:868

Letter from Wm. T. Coleman and Company to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating while they had no personal knowledge of Rittenhouse, Fant and Company they understood it was one of largest in Washington, D.C. Written in San Francisco, March 12, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:869

Resolution from State Assembly asking that Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, account for present status of War Debt, War Bonds, Coupons - why hasn't Debt been paid, what interest due, etc. Written in Sacramento, March 12, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:870

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Walter Van Dyke, California Legislature, justifying why his expenses and services should be paid by state while in Washington D.C. trying to get Congress to appropriate money for California War Debt liquidation. Kibbe's bill only $15,000, which he claims is less than 2% of monies collected. These are two letters, original and copy in different hand. Written in San Francisco, March 13, 1862.

Physical Description: 4 pages 7 sides
Folder F3753:871

Letter from G.R. Warren to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to answer his query as to bill for beef by Olivel and Lewis for Kibbe's Rangers in 1859 being on file in negative. Written in Sacramento, March 14, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:872

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to State Senator John G. Doll asking his help in procurring appropriation to pay Kibbe for War Debt services in D.C. Same information as in other letters. Written in San Francisco, March 17, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:873

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to George Woodman, Assemblyman, telling him the claims of Oliver and Lewis will be paid by Congressional appropriation within 90 days. Written in San Francisco, March 15, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:874

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to J. Manheim stating appropriation bill now law - all Humboldt and Klamath Expedition 1858-59 bills will soon be cleared up. Written in San Francisco, March 15, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:875

Letter from Wm. Kibbe to Walter Van Dyke, State Senate, saying the Assembly Ways and Means Committee won't include a bill of one Whipple in annual appropriation bill - asks him to talk to Chairman so it may be attended to in some way. Written in San Francisco, March 19, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:876

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Walter Van Dyke, State Senate, saying that Board of War Examiners had passed upon the claims of Captain Wright's Humboldt Cavalry and therefore, the interested parties could cash their Bonds soon. Written in San Francisco, March 21, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:877

Statement of expenses of various Indian expeditions and amounts audited and unaudited (verified) by Board of War Examiners. Written in Sacramento, March 20, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:878

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to one Bell, Clerk, Board of War Examiners, asking if papers of John Gillson relative to property destroyed are on file in his office. Written in San Francisco, March 23, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:879

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Warren and Ashley, War Examiners Board, recommending they act favorably on claims G. George and Van Sickle for transport of arms in Tulare County in 1856. Written in San Francisco, March 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:880

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to G.R. Ashley asking if one Vosser, Walker, Hendricks are on rolls of El Dorado Expedition. Written in San Francisco, March 31, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:881

Letter from John F. Hyer to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking him to help in settling claim of Simpson Va ser for service in El Dorado Expedition. Says Simpson sick, needs money; also Simpson has discharges of Washington Hendricks and John Walker. Written at Mokelumne River, April 3, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:882

Letter from E.W. Inskeep to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking whether he is entitled to pay for service in Indian Wars and for others who are listed in letter. Wants Kibbe to give him Minie rifle also. Written in Cold Spring Valley, April 18, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:883

Letter from Wm. I. Paugh to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking for him to forward information on Simpson Vasser previously requested. Says Vasser now in bad health, object of charity. Written in Jackson, April 22, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:884

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to G.R. Warren, State Controller, concerning existence of claim for blacksmith services for Kibbe's Rangers 1859. Says man in, great distress - please reply promptly. Written in San Francisco, April 23, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:885

Letter from G.R. Warren, State Controller to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, relative to Daniel Fuller - no record of blacksmithing. (Kibbe obviously handed out chits and didn't bother to record them with State). Written in Sacramento, April 24, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:886

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to H.R. Warner, State Controller, asks him to look in unaudited files for blacksmithing bill of Fuller. Says man who holds Fuller's power of attorney willing to pay Warner's clerk if after hours involved. Written in San Francisco, April 29, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:887

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to D.R. Ashley, War Examiners Board, asking for bond numbers, amounts, and dates of any bonds issued to Wm. Kennedy for horses furnished in Modoc Expedition. Kennedy burned to death, executor made request. Written in San Francisco, April 5, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:888

Letter from George Hoger to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, enclosing some War Bonds and asking him to do best he can with them. Written in Marysville, May 11, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:889

Letter from Neill Driscoll to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking whether he has any paper bonds in his name for service with Captain Martin's Volunteer Company from Siskiyou County in 1855. Says sick, can't work. Written in San Francisco, May 20, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:890

Letter from S.M. Schrack to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking his assistance in processing the claim/land warrant of one John Smith for service in 1850 in Uona (sic) Expedition (Gila Expedition). Written at Mokelumne Hill, May 20, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:891

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to G.R. Warner, State Controller asking for Schedule of Claims paid under various state appropriations for expenses of Indian Expeditions to forward to 3rd Auditor, U.S. Treasury. Written in Sacramento, May 22, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:892

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to M.S. Schrack in answer to his request for assistance in processing claim of John Smith for service in Gila Expedition. Kibbe says no record of Smith exists but has queried 3rd Auditor, U.S. Treasury to see if they had paid it. Written in Sacramento, May 26, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:893

Letter from J. Manheim to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking whether he must be in Sacramento to collect his money for claims for services with Company Volunteers in Humboldt County or can collect later or partially draw warrants against money. Written in San Francisco, May 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:894

Letter from O. Harvey to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking if certain War Bonds were payable yet. Written in Placerville, June 1, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:895

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to J. Manheim furnishing him with information requested that he will be paid in the order in which his claim was filed. Kibbe will tell him when money is available. Written in Sacramento, June 2, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:896

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to O. Harvey answering his query on certain bonds payability. Says bonds payable but Congress only appropriated $23M of 39M so all money gone - can't do anything until Congress or Legislature get up money. Written in Sacramento, June 3, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:897

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to James H. Ray saying he will look up requested claim information as soon as he can. Written in Sacramento, June 4, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:898

Affadavit of David Haney to effect he served four months in first Marvin Woodards (sic) and then Chesley Woodards (sic) Volunteer Cosin Clameth (sic) and Samon (sic) River Indian War of 1855. Appointed J. Carter, Attorney, to collect his pay. Written in Multnomah County, Oregon, June 7, 1962.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:899

Letter from S. G. George to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking for help in getting bonds issued. Says he wrote his attorney three times but hasn't gotten an answer. Written in Visalia, June 10, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:900

Letter from Wm. Kibbe to Michael Feaker in answer to query on procedure to take to recover value of lost/stolen bonds. Kibbe offers to act as his agent. Written in Sacramento, June 13, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:901

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Dr. J. G. George saying he will try and get claim attended to by one Maddux, and to include him in on any prospecting finds. Written in Sacrament, June 13, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:902

Letter from C. O. Driscall, in County Hospital, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking him to collect whatever he has coming for service as put in Captain Wm. Mortin's Volunteer Company in Siskiyou County in 1855 and send it to him. Written in San Francisco, June 4, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:903

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to C. O. Driscoll, in answer to request to collect his pay for service. He encloses a bond for Siskiyou campaign duty and tells him he is entitled to a Land Warrant if he never has drawn one. Written in Sacramento, June 14, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:904

Letter from Dr. J. G. George to Wm. Kibbe asking for additional (inside) information on California War Bonds and their redemption schedule and values. Also tells Kibbe he is included in on any finds on proposed prospecting trip - U.S.A. troops slow coming into area of Kern River. Written in Visalia, June 24, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:905

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to H. G. Fant, Washington D.C., stating Kibbe has forwarded a list of war bonds issued since 1854 direct to 3d Auditor. Tells Fant to be sure all bonds listed are paid off. Written in San Francisco, Jan. 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:906

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Dr. J. G. George telling him not to speculate in any War Bonds until Kibbe can find out which are being paid off and which have been dropped by U. S. Government Treasury. Says maybe only half of claims will be paid. Expresses fears that one Bailey has met with foul play. Written in Sacramento, June 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:907

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to General Chas. Dawner acknowledges receipt of his letter offering friendship. Says he precented Dawner's request for money to Treasurer who returned it and said others filed ahead. Asks whether or not he should retain order or return it. Written in Sacramento, June 30, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:908

Letter from Wm. Thompson to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking for information as to California War Bonds - when they will be redeemed etc. Written in San Francisco, July 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:909

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Wm Thompson answering his query on War Bonds by saying probably they will be redeemed in next 90 days. Will know for sure after report of audit claims is received from D.C. Written in Sacramento, July 26, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:910

Letter from Walter McDonald to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking for information on California War Bond redemption. Written in Chicago, August 24, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:911

Letter from D. H. Lowry to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General asking what happened to account left with him for supplies furnished Captain Wrights expedition in 1852. Warren was to leave written but didn't. Written in Petuluma, August 27, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:912

Letter from B. Callahan to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking for status of War Bond redemptions and whether Governor Stanford has taken any action? Written in San Francisco, September 25, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:913

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to B. Callahan, stating that $229M has been alloted to state as its share of War Bond redemption money but no specific figures received - will let him know. Written in Sacramento, September 3, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:914

Letter from Frank Livingston asking for information on War Bonds. Written in San Francisco, September 3, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:915

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to R. Mallory telling him to send power of attorney to Kibbe so he can stop payment of lost bonds. Says he can handle all business of stopping payment, recovering bonds or reissuing new ones for 10% of bonds value. One enclosure: Power of attorney from Michael Feaker. Written in Sacramento, September 6, 1862.

Physical Description: 2 pages 3 sides
Folder F3753:916

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General to J. Mannheim, stating still no word on when bonds would be paid off. Will let him know. Written in Sacramento, September 6, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:917

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General to F. Livingston telling him still no word received on War Bond money. Written in Sacramento, Sept. 8, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:918

Letter from S. Purdy, Public Administrator, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking for information on War Bond redemption and on claim Kennedy (whose estate is being probated) left with one Corey. Written in Downieville, September 10, 1862.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
 

Indian War Claims - 1863

Folder F3753:919

Letter from B. Callahan to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, saying he had obtained a copy of a telegram from Senator M.L. Latham to Louis McLane quoting the War Bond appropriation as $229,870.00 and it could be chosen in bonds or bank notes. Callahan seems to be some sort of creature of Kibbe's. Written in San Francisco, January 16, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:920

Letter from R. Mallory to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking what has been done about Feaher's lost bonds? Let him know. Written in Salem, Oregon, February 13, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:921

Letter from Walter McDonald to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking him to clarify what is method of paying off War Bonds and why is he required to pay 5% for commissions expenses. Refers to two previous letters. Written in Chicago, March 22, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:922

Letter from Mrs. Sara H. Bowles asking Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to help in obtaining settlement of claims of Bowles and Coddington against California for Spoilation Claims from 1852-55 and supplies furnished Kibbe's angers in 1858. This to settle Bowles estate after four years. Written in Arcata, March 20, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:923

Copy of audit by 3rd Auditor, War Department of California Indian War Claims to include pertinent correspondence. Shows allowances made for individual expeditions from 1855-59. Written in Washington, D.C., April-November 1863.

Physical Description: 17 large pages 17 sides
Folder F3753:924

Letter from Dr. W.D. Miller to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, informing him he was resubmitting a bill for treatment of wounded men since Kibbe had disallowed previous one on grounds Miller had said it was free after a certain date. Said since Legislature cut his original bill in half he was submitting this to get paid. Written in Arcata, April 22, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:925

Letter from J. Issac and Company to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General inquiring if bills for supplies for volunteer companies currently being organized but still not mustered in service be State responsibility or private concern of Captain's organizing companies? Written in Ukiah, May 21, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:926

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to D.R. Ashley, State Treasurer, calling his attention to act which authorizes issuance of bonds to pay for expenses incurred by suppression of Indian hostilities and for property lost by citizens and asking him to comply with act. Written in Sacramento, June 23, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:927

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to Captain Foster DeMasters asking if a Frederick Hoffman served in his company in Tulare Expedition in 1856. If so, asks for affadavit to that effect. Written in Sacramento, June 24, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:928

Letter from D.R. Ashley, State Treasurer, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, in answer to his letter referring to issuance of War Bonds to pay for Indian hostilities, Ashley states he turned over all books and papers to War Board Examiners and has only books and papers pertinent to Treasury business. Written in Sacramento, July 15, 1863.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:929

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to John Livingston saying he heard that Livingston's agents were instructed to protect paying 5% of the bonds redemption value as commissions' costs. Kibbe says 3/5 of that money was voted to him by Legislature and he has to have it to pay debts in D.C. contracted at bond holders' behalf. Written in Sacramento, September 7, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:930

Letter from S.G. Whipple to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking if there are funds available to pay Mrs. H.D. Seg for accounts from 1858-59. Needs money. Written at Fort Humboldt, October 31, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:931

Letter from A. Johnson to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, stating he was a volunteer in late Indian War in California, enlisting at Yreka and never was paid. Now wants to know how to go about it. Written in Corvallis, Oregon, October 31, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:932

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to J.R. Atkinson, 3rd Auditor, inquiring what actions had been taken on additional accounts of Humboldt-Klamath Expedition 1858-59 forwarded to his office for settlement. Written in Sacramento, November 7, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:933

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to S.G. Whipple answering inquiry on Mrs. Sey's accounts. Says has written to D.C. for settlement of Humboldt-Klamath Expeditions. Will let him know when he gets word. Written in Sacramento, November 14, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:934

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to George Oulton, Controller, asking for all papers and books relating to Indian Expeditions in State. Used some format as to Treasury issue bonds to pay costs or for losses, etc. Written in Sacramento, December 16, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:935

Letter from George Oulton, Controller, to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, transmitting all books and papers relating to Indian Expeditions as requested. Includes Kibbe's receipt. Written in Sacramento, December 19, 1863.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:936

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to C. Cole asking him to check with 3rd-Auditor or H.G. Fant to see if three War Bonds of $100 each that were forwarded, were cashed. Written in Sacramento, December 26, 1863.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:937

Letter from L. Phelps to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, telling him that the original War Bonds will absorb the appropriation made for payment of those issued prior to January 1, 1854 so no money can be applied as contemplated by the act of June 23, 1861. Written in Washington, D.C., March 3, 1863.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Indian War Claims - 1864

Folder F3753:938

Letter from C. Cole to Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, answering his letter on War Bonds saying 3rd Auditor sent him to Fant's bank when there is no record. Says better send numbers and to whom issued, etc. Written in Washington, D.C., January 30, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:939

Letter from I.C. Wood to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking him to write and tell him if money will be paid or must he come down there? Wants Kibbe to write at once. Written in Weaverville, March 4, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:940

Letter from H.D. Stowe, Attorney, to Brigadier General Kibbe enclosing certificate and affadavit of C.P. Burney and asking Kibbe to state whether his claim is valid. Written in Union, El Dorado City, April 18, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:941

Letter from Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to H.R. Stowe, Attorney, answering his letter of inquiry on C.P. Burney. Says no appropriation has been made for this expedition. Written in Sacramento, April 20, 1864.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
 

Indian War Claims - 1866

Folder F3753:942

Letter from John Wilson, Auditor, Treasury Department, to Governor Low asking for duplicate copies of various volunteer companies' rosters which are lost as they are needed to settle land claims. Would also like copy of entire Book to be furnished. Written in Washington, D.C., June 9, 1865.

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
 

Indian War Claims - Undated

Folder F3753:943

Draft of paper explaining a bill that will apportion Congressional appropriation where needed, explains why Board of War Examiners needs a clerk, and why all papers and materials pertaining to War Board should be filed in Adjutant General's Office. Written around 1861.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:944

Balance sheet showing California War Debt as of January 1, 1860 of $203,384.62.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:945

A schedule of papers submitted to Secretary of War. Author and subject matter unknown.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:946

A directive to make a draft upon the U.S. Treasurer for bonds to pay for the various listed Indian Expeditions. Some to be used to redeem War Bonds, sent to California Treasury.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:947

Paper attempting to justify need for volunteer troops to fight Indians by showing U.S. Army troops availability in 1858 and lack of use in field until after Indians captured and put on reservation. (May have been written by Kibbe or War Bond Commission member in 1860-61 for Congress use).

Physical Description: 2 pages 2 sides
Folder F3753:948

Voucher of expenses for Indian War Claims, California, from 1854-59. Probably copy of documents submitted to 3rd Auditor.

Physical Description: 8 pages 14 sides
Folder F3753:949

Letter from Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General, to John S. Phelps asking that the bill to pay California War Debts, recommended by Committee on Military Affairs, be incorporated in an appropriation bill to be reported by Committee on Ways and Means. Written in Washington, D.C.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:950

Statement of remaining outstanding indebtedness of California for War Bonds of 1850-51 for amount of $209, 751.78 after Congressional appropriation paid off part.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:951

Statement of costs of expeditions for which Congress appropriated money, signed by Wm. Kibbe, Adjutant General. Kibbe has notation to effect that seems are agreed upon by Third Auditor, Treasury of U.S.

Physical Description: 1 page 2 sides
Folder F3753:952

Sheet of paper label amounts audited with two columns of figures, two totals.

Physical Description: 1 page 1 side
Folder F3753:953 - 958

Indian War Bonds (samples)