Monday, November 30, 2009

From California

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19. – News from British Columbia to the 16th.

Spring had opened, and miners in crowds were leaving Victoria for the gold fields.

Col. Carleton, with about three hundred California volunteers and a battery, left the southeastern border of this State on a secret expedition. Some say for Arizona and New Mexico: others for Salt Lake.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. – The Indians are again showing symptoms of hostility on the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada.

A Party of whites were killed by them on the 13th, near Owen’s river in Esmeralda District of Salt Lake. It is reported that they have destroyed several mail stations and stolen much – killed several Employees of the Overland Mail Company. The mails are temporarily stopped, and the telegraph lines are liable to destruction at any moment.

A regiment of California volunteers now in this State, should be ordered to duty on the plains at once.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 3

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