By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook
Within the 1840s, gold had formally been stumbled on in California, and lots of males made their method out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been risky locations choked with violence and crime. legislation and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As progressively more humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra professional method of legislations was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this publication discusses the boys that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.
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His journal, which Bernhard initially intended not to publish, reveals the keen observation of detail and discernment of a mature, experienced, sophisticated man. Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Travels Through North America During the Years 1825 and 1826, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Carey, 1828), II: 31–33. We arrived at Montgomery about two o’clock. In the night it had frozen, but the day had solaced us with the warmth of spring. Montgomery lies on the Alabama river, a navigable stream, which rises about two hundred and twenty miles above this place, and after it has joined itself to the Tombigbee, empties into the Mexican gulf, below Mobile.
Punctuation varied from author to author, but all used commas more frequently than standard usage today; usage of colons and semi-colons also varied from contemporary practice. With few exceptions, errors in fact are reprinted without editorial comments. The copies of the originals used in this volume are held by the Library of Congress or by the Special Collections, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University. Most of the travel books are available online and at large university libraries.
Johnston’s advise and was perfectly at home, though I only intended to spend the night there, as I never stop at private houses, on many accounts, no matter how kind my entertainers may be. Mrs. Johnston is one of your stout, jolly, liberal, sensible women, untainted with tracts or missionaries. She is older than Mrs. Greer, though still young and lively. She was pleased to see any one from Washington, who could converse with her about her sister, to whom she is much attached. She has a handsome fair face, and gay, open benevolent countenance, and resembles her sister in her unbounded charity to the poor.