The Mother of California: Being an Historical Sketch of the Little Known Land of Baja California, from the Days of Cortez to the Present Time, Depicting the Ancient Missions Therein Established, the Mines There Found, and the Physical, Social and Political Aspects of the Country; Together with an Extensive Bibliography Relative to the Same

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P. Elder, 1908 - 169 strani
Historical sketch of Baja California from the days of Cortez, depicting ancient missions, mines, and physical and social aspects of the country.
 

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Stran 100 - Till a voice, as bad as Conscience, rang interminable changes On one everlasting Whisper day and night repeated — so: "Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges — "Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!
Stran 15 - Californians on two conditions; first, that it should be at their own expense, and second, that the country should be taken possession of in the name of the king. They might enlist and pay soldiers, appoint and remove officials; indeed the whole affair was left in their hands.
Stran 66 - My views as thus reduced to writing were in substance that we would continue the prosecution of the war with an increased force, hold all the country we had conquered, or might conquer, and levy contributions upon the enemy to support the war, until a just peace was obtained...
Stran 66 - My views [records the President, November 9], were in substance that we would continue the prosecution of the war with an increased force, hold all the country we had conquered, or might conquer, and levy contributions upon the enemy to support the war until a just peace was obtained; that we must have indemnity in territory, and that as a part indemnity the Californias...
Stran 125 - The colors of these paintings are of four kinds : yellow, a reddish color, green and black. The greater part of them are painted in high places, and from this it is inferred by some that the old tradition is true, that there were giants among the ancient Californians. . . . [One] inscription. . . . resembles Gothic letters interspersed with Hebrew and Chaldean characters. ... It is evident that the paintings and drawings of the Californians are significant symbols and landmarks by which they intended...
Stran 92 - Harbors, which has reviewed this report in pursuance of the provisions of sections 3 and 14 of the abovementioned act, expresses the opinion in its report of February 17, 1903, that it is not desirable for the United States to undertake this improvement.
Stran 4 - ... inhabited by women without any men, although at certain times they are visited by men from the main land ; and if the women bear female children they are protected, but if males they are driven from their society. This island is ten days' journey from that province, and many have gone there and seen it.* They also tell me it is very rich in pearls and gold ; respecting which I shall labor to obtain the truth, and to give your Majesty a full account of it.
Stran 125 - Mallery,1 a missionary thus expressed himself on the subject in 1790 : Throughout civilized California, from south to north, and especially in the caves and smooth rocks, there remain various rude paintings. . . . The colors of these paintings are of four kinds : yellow, a reddish color, green and black. The greater part of them are painted in high places, and from this it is inferred by some that the old tradition is true, that there were giants among the ancient Californians. . . . [One] inscription....
Stran 7 - ... find the channel. And it pleased God that after this sort we came to the very bottom of the bay ; where we found a very mighty river, which ran with so great a fury of stream that we could hardly sail against it.
Stran 66 - Mexico by a largely increased force & subdue the country & promise protection to the inhabitants. He said he would express no opinion between these two plans, but after the despatches which were expected from the army were received, he would do so. I remarked that I thought our policy had been settled upon some time since, but, as the subject was now brought up as one that was still open, I would read what I had written on the subject, & I did so.

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