At first Deputy to James Stuart, the valorous Sheriff of Tuolumne, afterwards elected to that office himself, succeeding Stuart, cut a prominent figure in both positions. He was always regarded as a most capable and energetic officer, the terror of roughs and thieves and the reliance of the law-abiding. Leaving Tuolumne for Stockton, Mr. Sedgwick held the Government position of Collector. Now in San Francisco, he is Sheriff of that city, an office achieved through his well-known merit.
“A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 378.