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Page 501 - I suffered for the lack of the necessaries of life, and was fed from day to day, and month to month, and year to year, on promises.
Page 489 - Upon his head he wore a black silk handkerchief, the four corners of which hung down his neck behind. An embroidered shirt, a cravat of white jaconet tastefully tied, a blue damask vest, short clothes of crimson velvet, a bright green cloth jacket, with large silver buttons, and shoes of embroidered deer skin, comprised his dress.
Page 689 - Nevada, resound with 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 picks and shovels, and the means of transportation to the spot where one man obtained one hundred and twenty-eight dollars' worth of the real stuff in one day's washing ; and the average for all concerned is twenty dollars per diem.
Page 814 - I did not anticipate, suggest, or authorize the establishment of any such government without the assent of Congress ; nor did I authorize any government agent or officer to interfere with or exercise any influence or control over the election of delegates, or over any convention, in making or modifying their domestic institutions, or any of the provisions of their proposed Constitution.
Page 508 - O monstrous ! but one half-penny worth of bread to this intolerable deal of sack ! — What there is else, keep close ; we'll read it at more advantage : there let him sleep till day.
Page 492 - The sharp eyes of a duena, and the cold steel of a father or brother, are a protection which the characters of most of them — men and women — render by no means useless ; for the very men who would lay down their lives to avenge the dishonor of their own family, would risk the same lives to complete the dishonor of another.
Page 662 - ... of this battalion, of their patience, subordination, and general good conduct, you have already heard ; and I take great pleasure in adding, that, as a body of men, they have religiously respected the rights and feelings of these conquered people, and not a syllable of complaint has reached my ears of a single insult offered, or outrage done, by a Mormon volunteer.
Page 635 - America, do hereby [ grant, convey, and release unto the Town of San * Francisco, the people or corporate authorities thereof, all the right, title and interest of the Government of the United States and of the Territory of California in and to the Beach and Water Lots on the East front of said Town of San Francisco included between the points known as the Rincon and Fort Montgomery...
Page 820 - But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. The territory is a part, no inconsiderable part, of the common heritage of mankind, bestowed upon them by the Creator of the universe. We are his stewards, and must so discharge our trust as to secure in the highest attainable degree their happiness.
Page 268 - Californian eloquence at that period, and I commend it at the present moment as a model to our political orators. PROCLAMATION MADE BY THE UNDERSIGNED : — " Eternal Glory to the Illustrious Champion and Liberator of the Department of Alta California, Don Jose" Castro, the Guardian of Order, and the Supporter of our Superior Government.