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THE CONQUEST, OF CALIFORNIA
The SlanderS against Col - Fzemont
CLEARLY REFUTED BY.
JAMES BUCHANAN HIMSELF !
T-ItEO - 11IS 7 TEST-DION.Y-t:
(Frrm the N. Y. Evening Poet.)
Jr' the'whole history of. partisan warfare in
our country, the malignity and . brutality of.
the present campaign has•never been exceed-.
ed, and we much. question - whether the atro
cities, of the-
renegade 'tories,`thinners and
!cowboys of the Revolution were\instigated
bya - more fiendish: spirit than now actuates
the milliners of / pol. Freniont, in reference
to lib; operations in CalifOrniti.. But his jus
tification is, at length aeCoinplished, and on
authority which cannot be disiited-41int of
Fames Buchanan himself .• The 'following
'document is a . certified copy of • the evidence
for the defence in ,the case'nf Gibbs vs. Fre
mont, being the 'copy of depositions taken be
fo're . Commissioners _tinder the authority of
the Coort - of Cur:amen Pleas, _London, in 1832.
It will be remembered that Col. FreaMut-was
arrested in tondotlen account or - debts - con
trotted. in'Callfornia. • The defence was that
these.debtsWere contracted on tiecount.of the
United Staiei Government. 'Fremont
drew bale of exchange - to the amount of nine.
teen thousand five : hundred dollars upon the.
Se'cretary of State of
. the : Unito.l States . , the
liabilities.haiing - . been . iilatiried on.. govern
ment aecount . while. Sreplent was o,iv
ernor of California: The bills fell into the
hands of persons in- Lyndon, and 'being pro
tested fin. non acceptatei, litre holders sought
to hold Col. Fremont personally liable. Teel
evidence of James Buchanan, ..of Peunsylvot--
-nia- T ripon whom, as Secretary. of State, the
hillsiiere drawn—being considered' Material
to the iesue7the court appointed Henry D.
Gilpin t 'Hugh Campbell and Peter McCall,
of Philadelphia, Commissioners to take depo
sitions-of-wits ees for Col. Fremontin penn
sylvania... Theywere to be sworn, and then
administer ,oaths to interpreters, clerks, &o.
the testimony so taken to be sent under seal
to Sir. James Parke, Chief Justice of the
- ”mon—Pleam;---The—Ceunnissiiiiiiers then
Proceded elth their tQ.,. as appears by the
Nu. - 11VCRAICAlet3 4VIDENOZ
jams Buchanan,_of the„county of Laricas•
ter, - in - the - Stite - of Pennsylvania, ge — nifeilitri,
jailed, sworn and examined, as a witness on
the part of said defendant, deposeth and saith,
to such of the several interogatories as ate
respectively distinguished by the number sot
opposite to, and-placed at the commenCeinent
of each of his answers thereto, as follows, That
is to say.: - , • •
Question. 7 -Whut is ypur name ; your pres
ent residence and your profession . , uecupation,
business or employ went ? Auswer,—My name
is-James Buchanan, may present residence is
in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and-I am
not engaged iu any particular'occupation or
,Q.—Do yon - knoiv . they defendant in this
cause, and bow lung have you been acquaint•
litioW the defendant
in this cause, and hate been acquainted with
him at least ten years.
• • Q.-. Where were you residing la ; the year
1847,? A.—lu the city of Washington.
Q.—Were you then personally acquainted
with'the defendant? A.-1 was. •
Q.—Did you see the defendant during that
year? .N.-1 did-see the . defendant during
that yea . r, but not till after his- return trout
Califutuis in the •latter end. of summer or
commencement of autumn of that year.
.Q,—Was the defendant then or atly . ether
i me 4 u _the_aeraiee the
,United • States Gov
ernment? if yea, m what. capacity ? A.—,
The defendent wasin the eervioe of the Uni
ted States Government as• Lieut. Col. of the
regiment of. Mounted Billetnen throughout,
the whole of that year; he was appointed to
this office in the latter end of May, 1846 ; he,
had been.•for . six or wore years previous
ly a Lieutenant in the ',corps of Topogra
phical Engineers, in which the bravura cap
tain had been conferred upyri him,ftir merito
rious services in his exploring expeditions.
Q.—Did the defendant in the year 1847
-hold-coy;and-if-any..__Wilt4 aloe or Orman
tinder the said Goiernmeet, and ,chid
the said.-Olffces or any of thetm in the mouth
-Cf-May i -11547-?--A.--_During , the_whole_yea r
he held the office of 'Limit Col. in the regi
ment of Mounted '
Q.?--Do, you knew who
,was the Military.
Commandant and _the governor of California
within the territory of thee,United States,, in
the yehr 1847; and particularly in• the mouth
of March hrthat year ? . • '
A.—l know that in the fir4t inentito of that
IVIPNESDAY, SEPTEMBh g 4, 1856.
year. there. wiq:4: . clispute between Col. l're
mut. the delliridant,. and Gener - 4-kttarneyil=ef
the United States Artily, ns te . whicb of them
was the legitimate. Military Commandant *and
Governor of California,. and - this qiispiite ex
isted throughout the niontli"of March, 1847 ;.
after this time General Kearney, was -the -un
disputed Military Comtnandant and GoveVnor
of California till the' beginning of June,' when
he was succeeded by Col. Mason, of the Uni
ted States Army, vim continued hi this *poi,
tion until after die . end of the year. .
• Q —Do you know who was the person in
nbtual command of .the land forces of the
government of the UniteriStates in_ California_
1847 - ,lud in' the month of March
in that year.?
Colonel Fremont the defend -ant, was ity*Cal..
ifornia . nt the commencement of hostilities be
tween the United-States Mid. ,the republic of
Meiico ; he there raised and commandcii . a
battalion of Califernit •voluuteers, consisting
of about four hundred rn n. .Hie services %acre
very-valuable ;ho bor 1-.) n
conspicuous part in
the Conqueseof California, end, in my Opinion: .
18 - bettei• entitled to be'callcd Tin: CONQUEKOR
OP L'ALIFORN!A TITAN ANY OM I . ;It MAN. I lie
coOinueel in the command "of the battnlion
throuphout the month of March,.one tlintn•aud
eight. hundred anti 'fortY_aeven; .but there wore
outer troop s in •Calirtunia, otlierfroopit.of tic
United Stet ca. tinder the comMund of General
lieftruey, who was afteriWitrils. the •.military
temtnandant an n ii - Goretnor of Caliti.iruia, as 1
Lave aiready Hated in my ahawor to the eighth
Interrogatory. I cannot ithdertak; to. decide
the dispute to which 1 have elroodyr rcfcried
belween Cul. Fremont and General Kearney - ;
but lit 3 I ong-ns the California battalion existed,
thoy under the separate.ninf-intlepentlent
conitnitnd of Colonel Fremont, whibu General
Kearney entomanded tht.o . ther tmops of the
United Btates. •
Q —l.)u you know - whether in any
. part of
that year, 1847,hoetilities ezisto_dlietieren the
goverommit_ef.the siiid I uitaii States- iitithilio-
Repliblio of Mexico!' 41 yea when -.dial such
hostilities imminence, and.how lung did they
C - ontinue! existed between the
United Status wid • the Republic of Mexico
throughout the whole of the year 1817—chose
hostilitieii commenced on the 2.4(11 of April.
1846, and the existence of %v it betwee the
two republics was recognized by act ~of Gour.
grestron the 13th of M'iy, 1846 11,ustilities
continued between-thou until the conclusion
of the Trenty'citreace ofGundatouio
go au the* ,2d of February. 1848:
,bostilities existing in or pro'.
pious to . tlie. month of March, 1847.
They were both in and previous to the month
of March, `1847, ,
Q.—Do you know whether any, and if any,
'what. farces of the said United States were,
ih the , year 1847, engaged in hostilities with
the Said RepAlio of Mexico ? the
forces 'Of the United /Rates were engaged in
hostilities with the republic of iSlexico except
such as were indispensably necessary for , the
performance of other duties; and this
throu_ bout the • ear 1847.
• Q.—Were the said forces of the said Gov
ernment of the said United States, in Califon
nia,or any-part of [pose forces, engaged in the
said hostilities will tbe h ßepublic of Mexico
to 1847? A.—The forces of the United States
in California were engaged in hostilities with
the Republic of -Mexico in the year 1847.`,
Q —Under whoie command were the forces
of the Government of the said United States in
Califernia so engaged in hostilities with the
said Republio of Mexico?
A —These forces were under the command
of Commodore Robert F. Stockton, Col. Fre•
moot, the defendant, and Gen Kearney, and
afterwards Gen. Kearney and Col. Mason.—
The,last actual resistance of which I am a
ware; was on the eighth and oth of January,•
1847. The forces of the United States in
these engagements were undert,iiiii' - abmmand
of CinntuBdore Stockton and Gen. Kearney
the results of these-engagements were sod! s
&strolls to the enemy that the leaders of the'
Californiiina,_ a few days thereafter, met Lieu.
enan t-Colanel-Tremouti--fw he—was—in—corny ,
mantkof.the battalion of California Volunteers,
and who was hastening to She scene of action,
but did not arive-in time to take.part in these
- engagements] and enteredinto a capitulation
with him, whereby the people under arms and
in the Acid agreed to disperse and remain qui
et and.peaciable. There was no actual bat-
tie ; fought afterwards in' California to my
knowledge, but the state of war between the,
two Republics continued, of course, till the
treaty of peace.
Q.—Do you know whether any; and if any,
7whitt - ftinigeror-other-necessarleaiveresupplie
for the said Ponce of _the said United States
so.engaged in hoitiTities 'with-the-said.repub
lie of Mexico? And particularly; do you'
know whether any such supplies were fleece
saryforthe fortes under the command of the
defendant?—and it any, what? .- A.—l know
not whether any forage or other necessaries
1 1 were supplied to or for the said forces of the.
4United States so engaged with host litres with
the 'Republic of Mexico; but I do' know Ilia .
such supplies were necessary for the forces
' in California uuder2the . command of the de-.
made , by Congress to pay for those supplies;
Congress could not have anticipated thatCOlw'
7onel - FraniOntiroUld . raiseir - hattalion - by hie
'own pereOnal exertions,-and without previous
[Here follows a series of questions and 813•
awere-about the drawing of. in favor of
Hultman CO., Of no public interest now, OX
°opt the following;]
Q.—Do you know whether or not the dorsi)*
dant himself individually, and for his own pri-
vate'use or benefit, ever received any'. oonsid
..eration _for_ the_said_ bills, ~or.anyLof .....theru-;-or.-
. Was,there any Consideration. Whatever for thb
Alrawing and the accepting of the same bills
or any or either of ihem, other than the said
supplies to or for, the said forces of the govern.
went of tios United States? A.—l neither
know nor believe that the defendant' himself
individually, or .for his own private use or
benefit, ever received any consideration for
said billls or hny of them, and do not believe
there was any consideration whatever for.
drawing or accepting of the. said bills, or any
or either of them, other than to procure sup
plies for the forces under his ainninattal in Cal
there, within your .knowledgo',. any
other matter of thing touching or . concerning
the matters in issue, iu this cause, or the par
ties thereto material or necessary to bo kti9wa
or adduced in evidence - on the trial thereof?
If - yes, 'State freely. the, particulars hereof. A.
To the best of my knowledge, the originals -of
the bills and copies of which are now produced
end sltnwn to me, and — art; hereto annexed (
marked Nos. 1,2, 3 and'4;.were presented at .
_the - State Department, in the citrof.Washing
ton, for acceptance and payment.: But I do .
not recollect the indkidual or • individuals by
whom presented. Ishould havo accepted and ,
paid the.4e -bills fry'm ley general knowledge or--
things - in California, had Congress approp-ria
ted any money and placed it at my diaposal - ,T,
which could be applied to thefr - pay men t though
it would have been- mitre Correct _to have
drawn these bills on the_t . f,ecretau of 1Var,1.4. _
— Shoal - 4 have accepted and paid these_bills and
had them clr,rged- - th account against Colonel
htewunt to be settled for at - the - general set: -
dement of hie accounts aitcotataander - of - the
Calffernia :Battalion4itti -any such appropii
ation beeuiade.• rfineW of no . othet matter
or thing' touching or conCerning the. matters
at iesne hi - this cause,--or tho4ortles. thereto
material or necessary to be known and ad.
dui:edit/ evidenee unthe_triat_thr . ellif.
ha'yogone thVough my answers to
the interoogatories . put to - ine on behalf of the"
defendant, John Chin. FrOmont,aud state that _
.1 have answered thenrst, titiCond,. - third, fourth,.
sixtli,,seventh, tenth eleventh, twelfth, twenty.
fourth and-thirty-sixth froth mitortvicltotate4ge- -
and observgnon. 1 bays answered the - eighth,
ninth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, tweu
ty - fifth. not from my own personal knowledge .
anti on,ovvation, but from my own cloie sheer.'
vt.tinit of the events of the Mexican. war as!'
. they . ocourted d .and_from_ informs-00,u_ derived-I. :
from dt1104.1 documents , nif . a atemnor of tide
Cabinet of PlesideetTolk; who was the presi.
dent of the.Uttited States during the wholer of
thWllexicau war, Illy snowledgenf the mat
ters to iihiali I Itave.deposed is derived from
hearsay and in no. other manner thou 1 have
hereinbsfore stated. I havo.stated that I /MVO
no knowledge of Mutters"inquired --- of -- in -
the other interrogatories.
Henry D. Gilpin,. Hugh Campbell, Peter
A BUCHANAN FIZZLE.
, The Philadelphia North American of Setup s
day makes, the folloWing comparison bet wren
the.great republican Fremont demomuratt.m
. at Pittsburg, on Meilnesday,- and the Iwo, ..•
maps meeting in Philadelphia' . on 'now•“ti‘,
shoiring the latter "to have bean a,.01, , rt ' t. lig
failure ! The 'American says— .
w 1,4 u ItliU,l.fll Wad made to thepereistent
Since the recent surprising y repu , c ., i, • !,,, , •,,,,,•,,,te., ee was a Catholio; he replied
•umplie in lowa, Vermont andespeciall 2 At. 1 ~;,,..,- -it he cutit ! ..l m‘i. imagine how stich a story
no event has occurred so iudicative et !rt.• u.
..„,, a 114 i, e „ tut - il t il, i n f ac t, he had h ar dly.
ter weakness and li pit
efplessnesi of that rty,
~ ,) eu 1 de of a Claudio Church more than
which has nailed itself to the platform of • talf.a dozen times in his lite,•attel then upon
Slavery extension, to sinlvor swim with it -as, 'cessions of public interest or curiosity.
demonstration; which took,place the other day All this was said verrquietly, and with as
in.oux city. It was.a total, ignominious and • .Ipparent desire to obtrude his rtligion. i sor to
overwhelming failure. It came - amusingly ' matte capital out of-it, but to state the siatple
short of the anticipations of those who, got it Ina of h i s religious edu c ati on an d beli e f
up With sagreat a cost of labor and, anxiety. , s,, ono could listen, to • this frank, yet modeit
it had not Atingle element of moral power in d t a t etnen t, with ou t feeling' th a t it 1 4. 5 . 4 . p
acquainted with the politics of `this city, that
the democracy here are oonipletely shorn of
their strength. He that runs could read from ,
it that their prestige was gone, theii ranks
deserted,=the people had left them. • , . .
• From the' note of preparation sounded, from , JAMES B. CLA.Y.„-.1413 degenerate eon of the
the unsparing efforts put forth to have .an , great Kentuckian is properly appreciated ne a r
overwhelmniug display,, they''-ought to have 4O owt, Lowe, th oug h . di,,W www , ' 1, 4 41',, 0 -I ';' ato ', w ., .
gathered a great crowd,.. and,. kindled it up .2 • .
with at least an ordinary degree ofaiithusiasifiis,l• ','„utmePt to 14e, view throu g h f'"`"fec° aped: • .
They had delegations from Nework , q: *OIL . ' tablOsi - The Cincinnati Geseits tesie:--..“ We
Delaware, and even from Virginia. !The pop. .edillat the name of JA,llkll 11, CLAY is printed. .'
alien - o4ur - city - is - more - than - half - a - miDion.- - ---- 0 -the-higgeetlitid-aVeepiteiLletters-ew-the-r--------
Many populous- towns on* railway lines are , iluchanaa postera t •as one of their distinguish
, within one - or two
,hours' distance. From - oil speakers. There usecl to., be " a seedy old
the* sources, a gathering bere•Of 'seventy five hoil•crowtted bat 4160110d' in the window et •
thousand persons, with a precetisiott number.• one of our hat ateresonn which wan the-label
lag from twenty to fifty thousand, viii counted -- • lienry-Clay's Hat.' WeAdvise our Buchanan
on with confidence by the projected of the !tirade te_huut up this diterable relic, put it
.who hat oleo Ifeeu oenfident Of carrying uu,iarito i le end carry it amend le their prices-,
the election in. Maine, and would .have
,Bur- Oiotto.. i, -I VI2 *user* 'them that if Ifusist,
F i nd t i ro di, t h e ,,, r ,,, wo d A l l i s < Ot i p os itj ew . The Ct.ar . did wear t- 4 '
it now contains more brains
Republicans held a;conventien in Pittsburg ein and a•-keener sense of dtity, then Jay B.
the some day, Where
..the numbed In often . \ C r.arvplieara to' poescs3,s
dancewve estimated at SEVENTY Tligii,S
ANA- the compact--proce'ssion-was-ifve-tailev ;
- Mug, and the whole multitude. were ativo with.'
boundless enthusiasm. - But — what Aid - tint -
- deraonstration.amount - tWhereii - DE - resptiot --- te'
either enthuhlasm or numbers!, Impartial
persons affirm ' that the.numbertiaitiembled 'in'
Independence Setiare,! - Ot• n 0.,. time extiotided'
four thousand, finite a propertionof whom be'.
longed to the opposite rinks, 'And as to the
Procession, the largest and ,blindst • charity
conAnes it Within *Oa thousand 'including a
great many bands 14 musicians and a goodly
of juvenile men, under iwenty.ohe Years.
of age, who eertainly'thrietlinted" a third of
the whole number. A gentleman counted the
delegation from the 4 etiongtst Democratic
Ward, when it was full, anti found. :that it •
consisted of one hundred and sevehty foie per.
sons, including the . hand._lhis,_multiplied—
by twenty four; (the cumber of wards) w0u1d....
make a sumtotal of four thousand ono bun
dred, and .
.seventy six. But, the majority of .
delegationsWere . not so mitarcius as this one; ,
which we - take forsa standard ; and,one ward
was entirety uhrepresepted-in the procession.
It woe a marked failureAtiroughoht. :And we
do not hesitate to say_tha.t.po_partygathering
iiiifiletiever manifested au. little enthusi-
COL, FREMONT'S . RELIGION
. • .
(Ft om the Now York Evangelist, Sept.:lB.)
It ie not our business to evter into the strife
of politics. This is not aur -vocation, and we
have religiously abstained from suchoontests.
Nor shall we depart from. this line of strict
propriety., .put we are, sometimes appealed
to for information as to 'natters 'of feet,. by
readers who imagine that we have speCial•
means of knowing the truth-lirsuch a _case
we me Willing to tell what vre' know—not for
_ ,t .
thelake of - party - but - uf - truthT This—Welnay
do without sa , triticing our neiltral and judo:,
pendeht onaracte.r. If we can - help, to con.
rect•an error, or to disabuse the public mind
of a false impression, we are doing a seriice
to right minded men of all parties,. We .do
nut urge our readers to vote one way - or the
oilier, but we do Wish them tu , vote intelli
gently. . . • ,
It is-well know.'" that one of the candidates
for •.kite Presidency Jilts Veett charged with
being a Itoinan Catholic. Td this story we
never gave the.slightest importance, consider-
jug It sif vim of those. bold falsehoods whibh
were fabricated' for a party purpose, uhd
rifiell would drop into-oblivion and be, dis
pieo as soon as it lidd served its object.,But
as`the originators of, the siori•olung\to it
with great pertinacity, thinking it-a very e - f-,
fo - etive weapon to excite odiuin and prejudtoe,.
:tome good men have thought it wortu while
'to set the mutter - at once aud-foiever,lit rest.
ciergyinen-of this city have been applied to
by members of their churches, and- by letters
from abroad, to Make personal inquiry, 'since
the public would have entire confidence . in
their atittetnente,.knowing that they were not
likely to be deceived themselves, and that
they could have no , inotive - to
. misstate -the
• Thus appealed tool number of clergymen,
• though very. reluctant to do anything which'
could bring their names before the pilblio
connection with any. polled question, called
un Coh•Freinout for the , purpose Of a ,frank
conversation with him iu regard to his rah....
gloms Profeasiorrand - belief. This they did,
nut for their own personal satisfactiou--.for
not one of client had a doubt about the matter
•at simply that they might be able to sat
iety others by nu assurance from his own lips.
Among those who went were Rev. Dr. De Witt
henry B. Swill and It. D. ilitchcock, of the.
Union Theological Seminary Rev.,-Davtd- 13.
Coe, Secretary of the Home Missionary . Soci
ety, and one of the "editors of this paper.—
Tiatiy.Weire received with great cordiality, and
Col. Frentotit.,:responded very frankly and
cheerfully to their inquiries.
When it weir remarked rhatsome of our
gaud people wore disturbed about, his religion,
he replied, smiling, that ho wu(lad that his.
opponents were willing to acltuit, at' least,
that he had some religious feeling—that be
was u.. 11.. whol/ • indifferent -o_,Chri s ti an i ty ,
Oue oldie ministers Inquired if the aceouat
of his early religious .eduoation and of his
joining the' Episeopal church, as given. in
Bigelow's "Life of Fremont," was correct?
Ile replied that it' was ; and added, in a few
words, that he had been born and • !minted
in the Episcopal Church; that hi had beets •
confirmed as a member of dial church, and
nail 'liver had a shadow of thOuglit of leaving -
reitlyingeuttous; an( oat, with no bigotry
towards others, 'he was sincerell and, unaf
fectedly attached to the re/igiort in whien 'he
had been educated by ifiow waiter.
"• • ,
Wlio CONIVEIIiaD clttratptitAl!—llio.N.
"Evinteq rest•pnVishea affulaan:Ktre
by - Jaine3lhichattan, the present Democratic
candidate for the Presidencor. We " 43 of>
Fremont. befort-Efonry Gilpha, Hugh QUIT`
bull and Peter. lifoCall; Philadelphia, Com
missioners appointed by tbe pritioh Court of ,
Exchequer in tho year 1852: :Oros this we
make the following extract :
NOT FOR. PARTY, BUT FOR TRUTH.