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April 1, 1861: Santa Barbara

April 1, 2011

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Santa Barbara County Courthouse; by Glenn Franco Simmons, on Flickr

Camp 19

Finally, [today], with the aid of an ingenious American lawyer, I got them off with the payment of costs, about twenty or twenty-five dollars. A decidedly unpleasant affair all around, but a severe lesson for both of them….

The first Overland through Santa Barbara, [this evening], was celebrated with the firing of cannon, etc.

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