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Excerpt from The California Mail Bag, Vol. 2: March-April, 1872
To resolve was almost to execute. They assembled in the evening, two hundred in number, and marched up to the jail. They demanded that the doors be opened, as usual, to the majesty of the people. The jail-keeper referred them to the Sheriff, and asked for time. It was granted, no one dreaming of resistance. The Sheriff was sent for. He came, but to the surprise of all, declined to open the doors or surrender the prisoner. He was Sheriff; so he said, and sworn to preserve the law. The mob laughed derisively at first. It was a joke. He must yield to irresistible power, so they declared, and if wise, would yield gracefully. But the Sheriff was in dead earnest. He said, You can't come in unless you kill me first.
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