San F: Russell, 1917. ,,240pp. Illus., some tinted, one colored. Original plain boards with printed paper label on spine, joints mended. Facsimile reprint of the rare 1857 original. One of 200 numbered copies. McGowan was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of James King of William, but managed to escape the Vigilantes. He published this narrative to vindicate his conduct. When McGowan returned to San Francisco, he edited the weekly newspaper, UBIQUITOUS, in which he was free to rail against the Committee and its actions. "...a prime rascal, one of the truly colorful characters in California during the middle of the last century" - Graff. An intriguing view of the Vigilance Committee. COWAN, p.407. GRAFF 2611. GREENWOOD 842. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 653. SABIN 43278. HOWES M103, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 132. ZAMORANO 80, 54. ROCQ 10310.
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