Security of the San Joaquin County Jail
was furnished by thirty members of the Stockton Guard. This assistance
was provided in response to the request of the Sheriff of San
Joaquin County on July 22, 1876, "he being informed that
certain lawless persons were combining to take from the jail a
certain prisoner held by him in lawful custody." The Guardsmen
furnished immediately and served until all apprehensions of anger had passed.