In 1880 a Vigilance Committee was appointed to watch over the restoration of the interior.
The citizens organized a " vigilance committee " and hanged many of the outlaws.
About six thousand persons spent the winter in Cheyenne, and disorder was checked only by the organization of a vigilance committee.
This was the most important movement for good government in its history since the Vigilance Committee of 1856.
The institution of the College of Deputed Councillors might thus be described as a vigilance committee of the states in perpetual session.