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The Vigilance Committee of 1856 - By a California Pioneer Journalist - James O'Meara

Another early James H. Barry Publication. The writer describes the 1856 Vigilance Committee from the perspective of one who did not agree with them. The vigilantes briefly controlled the politics of California for a time. The writing is rough, and the editing was crude. The James H. Barry press did not improve it's editing abilities until later publications. This is my 19th Project Guttenberg title.

Also about the 1856 Vigilance Committee:
A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance in 1856 - Stephen Palfrey Webb
California 1849-1913 - L. H. Woolley - Main Page

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 7 [chapter 6 was mislabed - ed.]
Photo's of Gravesites of Victims of Vigilance Committee

Doc file for Palm (Project Guttenberg version)