True bill against a Chinese man for assaulting an officer
John Chinaman was a generic name given to any Chinese person, especially male, in the early to mid-nineteenth century. William
M. Lowe was sheriff of Trinity County in 1855. The grand jury probably convened in Weaverville, the county seat. Richard
T. Miller later moved to Silver City, Idaho, serving in that state as a judge and attorney.
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