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Proceedings of the California State Convention of the Colored Citizens, Held in Sacramento on the 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th of October, 1865.

1865CA.36.pdf

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CALIFORNIA, 186

whipped. Jeffreys was later imprisoned and died in the Tower of London.

14. The reference is to Joseph Story (1779-1845), lawyer and congressman whose profound legal scholarship won him considerable prominence. In 1811 (at the age of thirty-two, he was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the youngest person ever to hold that position.

15. John Marshall (1755-1835) was fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1801-1835).

16. William McKendree Guinn (1805-1885), politician and Indian fighter, became California's first United States senator shortly after it was admitted into the Union on September, 1850.

17. John B. Weller (1812-1875), representative and senator in Congress from California (1851-1857), was a proslavery Democrat who denounced the Wilmot Proviso of 1846, which provided for the exclusion of slavery in California, and strongly supported the Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854.

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