Semple is charged with "disobedience of orders" for failing to submit correct quarterly ordnance returns. He explains that he did not have complete instructions, despite his efforts to get details from his commanding officer, T. R. Hotchkiss (who...
The article argues that slavery will not be permitted in California and quotes a statement from a New York newspaper: "No action of Congress can decide the question; it is already decided by the impossibility of retaining slaves, by the character...
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