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

George Congdon Gorham
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When the war broke out, Mr. Dodson was among the very first to proffer his services, and he raised the first company of cavalry which went to the front from Kane County.

The Captain is not an old man yet in health and vigor, although an “old settler” in varied and numerous experiences.  His name is marked in unmistakable characters on every prominent event of the early settlement of Northern Illinois, and blended and associated with all the pioneer way-marks of California.  A friend and companion of all the great Illinoians of the generation which is now passing into old age, he has not yet ceased to be a spirit actively mingling in all the affairs of the present times.  But we only started to tell of his contest with Field, not to write an eulogium on the Captain, for here where he is known it is better pronounced in his record, which lies in the memories of his friends.

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EXHIBIT C.

Oath of Office as Alcalde.

    STATE OF CALIFORNIA, }
    SACRAMENTO DISTRICT. } ss.

    SACRAMENTO CITY, January 22d, 1850.

Personally appeared before me Stephen J. Field, First Alcalde of Yubaville, in the District of Sacramento, and made oath that he would discharge the duties of the office of First Alcalde as aforesaid with faithfulness and fidelity to the best of his ability, and that he would support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of California.

    R.A.  WILSON,
    Judge of 1st Instance, Sacramento District.

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EXHIBIT D.

The following are the orders of the District Court mentioned in the Narrative.

Order imprisoning and fining Mr. Field for alleged contempt of court.

DISTRICT COURT, }
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, }
COUNTY OF YUBA. }

At a term of said District Court held at Marysville, county of Yuba, on the 7th of June, 1850, present, Hon. Wm. B. Turner, Judge, the following proceeding was had: 

Ordered.  That Stephen J. Field be imprisoned forty-eight hours and fined five hundred dollars for contempt of court.

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Order expelling Messrs. Field, Goodwin, and Mulford from the bar.

DISTRICT COURT, }
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, }
COUNTY OF YUBA. }

At a term of said court held at Marysville, on the 10th of June, 1850, present, Hon. William R. Turner, Judge, the following proceeding was had: 

Whereas, Messrs. Field, Goodwin, and Mulford, having set at defiance the authority of this court, and having vilified the court and denounced its proceedings, the said Field, Goodwin, and Mulford are hereby, by order of the court, expelled from the bar of the same.

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