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The Vigilance Committee of '56
Governor Johnson had at first played into the hands of the Committee. He had come down from Sacramento to San Francisco, in the middle of May, and virtually caused the surrender of the county jail to the Vigilantes, for the capture of Casey and Cora. At the instance of the leading men of the Law and Order organization, he subsequently changed his course, and endeavored to ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 23rd 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 2004)
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This is a rather rambling account of the activities of the 1856 committee of vigilance in San Francisco. James O'Meara was a journalist, and as such this version is given greater credibility than perhaps it deserves. Some of the facts presented seem to contradict most other accounts.