By Dutch Charley Duane, Charles P. Duane, John Boessenecker
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His efforts were to no avail, for Jenkins was quickly strung up to a beam of the old Customs House. The new vigilance committee soon had some seven hundred members. Among the offenders who came under their scrutiny was Charley Duane. " The committee, however resolved to take no action against Duane. 31 By this time Dutch Charley had developed great animosity toward the vigilantes. On July 9, at an anti-vigilance meeting in the St. Francis Hook and Ladder Company firehouse, Duane and David Broderick were among the featured speakers.
Casey 113 Vigilantes remove Casey and Cora from jail 117 Charles Cora 119 Vigilantes hang Casey and Cora, 1856 122 James "Yankee" Sullivan 128 Fort Gunnybags 131 Dutch Charley and friends being deported 135 Billy Mulligan 138 Vigilantes in uniform 140 William T. Coleman 148 David S. Terry 153 Vigilance committee medallion 156 Page xiii Acknowledgments There have been no prior books about Charles P. Duane. The only way to reconstruct his life was to search for information about Duane and his exploitsgood and badin the San Francisco newspapers and other contemporary sources.
Was it right or wrong? Given modern America's concern with crime and violence and the debate over the public's proper role in suppressing it while protecting basic civil rights, a clear understanding of vigilantism and the part it has played in American history is just as important and relevant today as it was in the Gold Rush. Thus, it is both timely and appropriate to examine America's most important vigilance movement through the eyes of one of its most ardent opponents, Charles P. Duane. In order to understand more fully the San Francisco movements in particular and American vigilantism in general, one must study the men who were targeted by the San Francisco vigilantes.
Against the vigilantes: the recollections of Dutch Charley Duane by Dutch Charley Duane, Charles P. Duane, John Boessenecker