Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State eBook

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Title:  Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State

Author:  Stephen Field; George C. Gorham

Release Date:  May 2, 2005 [EBook #15752]

Language:  English

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PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF EARLY DAYS IN CALIFORNIA, WITH OTHER SKETCHES.

BY

Stephen J. Field.

TO WHICH IS ADDED THE STORY OF HIS ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION BY A FORMER ASSOCIATE ON THE SUPREME BENCH OF THE STATE.

BY

HonGeorge C. Gorham.

PRINTED FOR A FEW FRIENDS.

Not published.

Copyright, 1893, by Stephen J. Field.

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The following sketches were taken down by a stenographer in the summer of 1877, at San Francisco, from the narrative of Judge Field.  They are printed at the request of a few friends, to whom they have an interest which they could not excite in others.

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PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF EARLY DAYS IN CALIFORNIA, WITH OTHER SKETCHES.

INDEX.

    Why and how I came to California.

    First experiences in San Francisco.—­Visit to Marysville, and
    elected First Alcalde of that District.

    Experiences as Alcalde.

    The Turner Controversy.

    Running for the Legislature.

    The Turner Controversy continued.

    Life in the Legislature.

    Friendship for David C. Broderick.

    Legislation secured and beginning a new life.

    The Barbour Difficulty.

    Removal from Marysville.—­Life on the Supreme Bench.—­End
    of Judge Turner.

    Career on the Supreme Bench of California, as described by
    Judge Baldwin.

THE ANNOYANCES OF MY JUDICIAL LIFE.

    Rosy views of judicial life gradually vanishing.—­Unsettled land
    titles of the State.—­Asserted ownership by the State of
    gold and silver found in the soil.—­Present of a Torpedo.

    Hostility to the Supreme Court after the Civil War.—­The Scofield
    Resolution.

The Moulin Vexation.

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