Death in CA in 1871- Daniel LENNEHAN
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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch;
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Monday, 24 July 1871<<
COMMITTED SUICIDE -- The 'Alta' of yesterday says:
Yesterday afternoon a man named Daniel LENNEHAN swallowed 2 ounces of laudanum, which rash act uery vearly [as written] resulted fatally. He was conveyed to the City and County Hospital by Officer McSURLEY. He stated to the officer that he took the laudanum to relieve a pain in his foot. Some time ago he was convicted of robbery and sent to the State Prison, from whence he was afterwards liberated, on account of having been only convicted on Chinese evidence. Since then his wife has been divorced from him.
LENNEHAN was the defendant in the case in which the Supreme Court rendered its anti-Chinese nullification decision several months ago, declaring that the laws of Congress, with regard to testimony in criminal cases, are not binding on the State of California.