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PREFACE.

The Editor has long entertained the belief, that a volume of biographical sketches of men who have attained an honorable prominence in the young commonwealths of the Pacific would be received with favor by the reading public, as containing not only notices of leading characters, but also a condensed history of the remarkable times in which the infancy of those States was cast.

Such a volume he now lays before the people. He has improved upon his original design, by incorporating into the work a large number of Speeches, Orations, Poems, etc., delivered at various times and places throughout the Pacific States; which, in his judgment, render the work highly attractive, interesting and valuable.

The volume will be found to contain twenty-four Speeches, Orations and Addresses; six Poems, and fiftynine Biographical Sketches. Of the latter a few are not original, and it is necessary to say a word concerning them.

That of GEN. E. D. BAKER, by Hon. Edward Stanly, was not written by that gentleman for this work, but is taken from his Eulogy, delivered in San Francisco, in 1861. This chaste production reappears here, with some changes which the Editor deemed important, and which the Author will no doubt excuse.

From Gen. Cullum's “ Army Register” were procured the necessary data for the sketch of GEN. STEVENS.

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The notice of James King Of William is taken almost entirely from a brief biography of him, issued in pamphlet shortly after his death. The original sketch has received many important corrections from the pen of a gentleman of San Francisco, who was intimate with Mr. King, but who thinks it unnecessary that his name

should appear.

The notice of Col. A. M. Pico is inserted, with a few slight alterations, as it first appeared in the San Francisco “ News Letter” of 1869.

The article on DELAZON SMITH is taken from the New York “Democratic Review " of 1860.

The interesting narrative of Gen. Sutter's early movements in California was first embodied in a petition submitted to Congress on behalf of the old veteran several years ago, praying the nation to repair his heavy losses, suffered at the hands of the "settlers” of 1849.

The name of the writer of each of the other sketches will be found at the head of the proper notice, except in a few instances, in which, by the author's particular request, his name is not given.

Although the Editor claims no credit for the manner in which he has performed his task, yet he is proudly conscious of the fact that he is giving to the world a work of beauty and merit; for (and who will gainsay it?) no volume enriched with selections from the masterpieces of BAKER, McDougaLL, RANDOLPH and T. STARR King, can be other than useful and meritorious.

0. T. S. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., February, 1870.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

NAME OF AUTHOR.

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. 76

Address at the Burial of Baker..

.Rev. T. Starr King....80

MATTHEW P. DEADY.....

.Harvey W. Scott.. ..85

Extract from Address to Portland Law Association. ..Judge M. P. Deady....105

JUNIPERO SERRA..

111

GEORGE GORDON.

.B. P. Avery.

115

Remarks on the Life and Genius of Robert Burns..... George Gordon. ..117

MATTHEW HALL MCALLISTER.

Ilenry E. Highton. ..129

Joseph G. BALDWIN...

.J. G. Howard... 135

CORNELICS K. GARRISON..

William V. Wells... 143

Message to the Common Council of San Francisco (1853)C. K. Garrison. .147

Thomas Starr King.....

.165

Telegram to the People of California on the Death of

Thomas Starr King

. Rev. H. W. Bellows....174

Resolutions of Unitarian Church of San Francisco, in

regard to Death of Thomas Starr King....

.175

Address on the Life and Services of T. Starr King.... Robert B. Swain. ...177

Poem on Death of T. Starr King.

.John G. Whittier. .206

Lecture on Temperance..

Rev. T. Starr King....207

Masonic Oration....

...211

CHARLES E. De Long..

The Editor..

219

MARIANO GUADALUPE VALLEJO.

Col. C. E. Pickett. 225

ELIAS S. COOPER......

Dr. L. C. Lane. .237

Poem on Death of Dr. Cooper.

T. G. Spear.

.246

JOSEPH W. Winans....

The Editor..

.249

“ The Golden Wedding."

Hon, J. W. Winans.

The Dignity of Labor..

"Mundus"-A Poem..

...268

...254

....255

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. Hon. W. H. Herndon..320

Remarks on Death of Ferguson..

Col. E. D. Baker......327

Discourse “

.Rev. J. A. Benton .....332

EDWARD J. C. KEWEN...

.J. G. Howard..... .341

Oration before California Pioneers (1854).

Col. E. J. C. Kewen ... 346

CHARLES WESTMORELAND.

.B. P. Avery..

.361

EUGENE CASSERLY...

365

Eulogy on Daniel Webster.

Hon. E. Casserly......370

HENRY WAGER HALLECK..

Judge T. W. Freelon...375

David C. BRODERICK.....

Account of the Duel between David S. Terry and

David C. Broderick......

..393

Funeral Oration over Body of David C. Broderick.... Col. E. D. Baker......398

Eloquent Protest against the “ Code of Honor.".

402

Isaac N. Roop...

.Judge A. T. Bruce..

Thomas H. SELBY..

William V. Wells. .411

JAMES NISBET..

.421

FRANKLIN TUTHill.

.425

SERRANUS CLINTON Hastings..

T. P. Jadden.

.433

JAMES Willis NESMITI.....

The Editor..

.439

Speech on the Bill to Establish a Branch Mint in

Oregon....

Hon. J. W. Nesmith....443

SAMUEL BRANXAN.

William V. Wells.

Philip LEGGET EDWARDS.

. Robert E. Draper.....461

Hugh CAMPBELL MURRAY.

The Editor.

.473

Remarks on Death of Judge Murray..

. Judge Wm. T. Wallace. 477

Do. do.

..Judge David S. Terry. .478

HENRY M. GRAY..

William V. Wells......479

Masonic Oration.

.Dr. H. J. Gray.......486

Top Robinson..

The Editor.

495

Isaac INGALLS STEVENS.

499

JUAN BAUTISTA ALVARADO

.503

THOMPSOM CAMPBELL.

.Ilon. F. F. Taylor.....809

John B. WELLER...

The Editor..

..515

CORNELIUS COLE...

523

John R. McCONNELL

William H. Rhodes....529

OGDEN HOFFMAN.....

The Editor...

Isaac ROWELL....

Calvin B. McDonald...539

NATHANIEL BENNETT....

The Editor..... .545

Oration on the Admission of California into the Union

1850......

..Judge N. Bennett ......553

....455

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