The Picket Line — 1 June 2012

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CALIFORNIA.

21 August 1850, The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859), page 3

Murder of a Sheriff. Resistance to the Tax on Foreigners in Tuolumne County. It is reported in this city, on authority not to be doubted, that the foreigners in Tuolumne county have presented a strong resistance to the enforcement of the late tax law. The sheriff of the county, in attempting to compel the foreigners to yield, was killed by them, and one or two of his posse wounded. This caused the American miners to turn out en masse, and at the last accounts about a hundred of the foreigners had been arrested. Sacramento Transcript , June 1 .…