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  • Hence honesty became a ruling propensity; so that midst the hubbub of the maddest camp-life there was always found enough of righteousness to save the place. Aspersions were freely cast upon the moral and mercantile reputations of Californians from abroad, some of which it must be admitted were true, but many of them wholly unjust.

    Hubert Howe Bancroft, "Essays and Miscellany" 1890, as found in Google Books.

    October 14, 2007