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Alta California American Angeles Bear Flag became Bennet Riley Bidwell buildings Cali called camp Captain cattle CHAPTER Chinese citizens civil coast Columbus conquest constitution convention Cortez Cruz Democrat Drake early emigrants expedition explorers Father fire fornia Franciscan Fremont gold discovery Golden governor harbor horses hundred immigrants important Indians January Jesuits John John Bigler Juan Junipero labor land Leland Stanford Lower California Manifest Destiny ment Mexican Mexico miles mining Mission San missionaries Monterey mountains native neophytes never Nicolas Gutierrez Pacific padres party pioneer population Portola presidio pueblo race railroad reached Republican River Russians Sacramento sailed San Diego San Francisco San Jose San Luis Santa Barbara SEAL OF CALIFORNIA Senora settlers ship Sierra Nevada slavery Sonoma South Spain Spaniards Spanish spirit story Straits Sutter territory thousand tion town Union United Valley Vigilance Committee Vizcaino wealth wild William Lewis Manly
Stran 44 - Californians," says P. Venegas, " as well as of all other Indians, are stupidity and insensibility ; want of knowledge and reflection; inconstancy, impetuosity, and blindness of appetite ; an excessive sloth, and abhorrence of all labour and fatigue...
Stran 198 - The whole country from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and from the seashore to the base of the Sierra Nevada, resounds to the sordid cry of gold ! GOLD ! ! GOLD ! ! ! while the field is left half planted, the house half built, and everything neglected but the manufacture of shovels and pick-axes, and the means of transportation to the spot where one man obtained one hundred and twenty-eight dollars...
Stran 343 - Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have Honor; men who will not lie; Men who can stand before a demagogue And Damn his treacherous flatteries without winking! Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking...
Stran 281 - I went into it as a religious duty to society, although I knew I was going antagonistic to the law of my city and state, which every good American looks upon with a great deal of dread, certainly. After embarking in it, as I did...
Stran 321 - All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and pursuing and obtaining safety- and happiness.
Stran 21 - Paradise, which was peopled with black women, without any men among them, because they were accustomed to live after the fashion of Amazons. They were of strong and hardened bodies, of ardent courage, and of great force. The island was the strongest in the world, from its steep rocks and great cliffs. Their arms were all of gold; and so were the caparisons of the wild beasts which they rode, after having tamed them; for in all the island there is no other metal. They lived in caves very well worked...
Stran 83 - ... were any, were roused and summoned by the ringing of bells swung on limbs of trees ; presents of cloth and trinkets were given them to inspire them with trust, and thus a mission was founded. Two monks (never, at first, more) were appointed to take charge of this cross and booth, and to win, baptize, convert, and teach all the Indians to be reached in the region. They had for guard and help a few soldiers, and sometimes a few already partly civilized and Christianized Indians ; several head of...
Stran 198 - The Majority of our subscribers and many of our advertising patrons have closed their doors and places of business and left town, and we have received one order after another conveying the pleasant request that "the printer will please stop my paper," or "my advertisement, as I am about leaving for the Sacramento.