Proceedings

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Democratic state journal print, 1855 - 27 ˹
 

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˹ 14 - Indians, or persons having one-half or more of Indian blood, and negroes, or persons having one-half or more of negro blood, in an action or proceeding to which a white person is a party ; 4th.
˹ 42 - I would hail the advent of a foreign army upon our shores, if that army provided liberty to me and my people in bondage.
˹ 97 - BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword; His truth is marching on. I have seen him in the...
˹ 19 - That the report be referred back to the committee with instructions to report a plan of organization in accordance with the following sketch.
˹ 27 - ... complexion. People of California! We entreat you to repeal that unjust law. We ask it in the name of humanity, in the enlightened age in which we live, because of the odium it reflects upon you as a free and powerful people; we ask you to remove it from your civil code; we ask it that our homes and firesides may be protected; we ask it that our just earnings as laborers may be secured to us, and none offered impunity in withholding from us our just hire; that justice may be meted out to all without...
˹ 14 - An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to regulate proceeding in civil cases in the Courts of justice of this State.
˹ 37 - It affords no protection to our families or our property. I may see the assassin plunge the dagger to the vitals of my neighbor . . . I may overhear the robber or incendiary plotting the injury or utter ruin of my fellow-citizen . . . The robbery may follow, the conflagration may do its work, and the author of the evil may go unpunished because only a colored man saw the act or heard the plot. Under these circumstances who are not really injured and lose by the law? ... Is it not evident that the...
˹ 27 - ... and state as an ignorant and debased class, unworthy the sympathy and regard of men. Without examining into our true character, you have allowed yourselves to become bitterly prejudiced against us. When we have spoken of the wrongs inflicted upon us, you have turned a deaf ear to our representations and entreaties, or spurned us from you. We again call upon you to regard our condition in the state of California. We point with pride to the general character we maintain in your midst, for integrity,...
˹ 22 - That the thanks of this convention are hereby given to the president, for the able, dignified, and impartial manner in which he has presided over its deliberations, and to the othei officers for the satisfactory manner in which they have fulfilled the duties assigned to them.
˹ 27 - ... law excluding our testimony in the courts of justice of this state in cases of proceedings wherein white persons are parties; thus openly encouraging and countenancing the vicious and dishonest to take advantage of us; a law which, while it does not advantage you, is a great wrong to us. At the same time, you freely admit the evidence of men in your midst who are ignorant of the first principles of your government who know not the alphabet.

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