History of California, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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N.J. Stone, 1898 - California
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Contents

Censusof 1826 character of the population attempts to make California a penal
88
weddings and bridal tours of Zamorano
89
Proposed secularization of the missions of Lower California
95
Smiths movements failure to get off letter to Father Duran
101
CHAPTER IV
107
Rejoicings at the suppression of the rebellion Father Caballeros extravagant
113
Decree for the reorganization of the Californian military forces
119
CHAPTER V
125
His ideas of the administration of justice capital executions under obsolete lans
131
His arbitrary proceedings against Abel Stearns
135
Withdrawal of Portillas soldiers from the battlefield
141
Temporary suspension of the quarrel
147
Bitter denunciation of Spanish missionaries and conspiring foreigners
153
Preferences of the hijas del pais for husbands of foreign blood
159
His journey from Mexico to Acapulco and preparatory studies of Califomian
162
Vallejos report denunciation of the missionary treatment of the Indians
174
CHAPTER VIII
181
Discussion as to the effect of the secularization law
185
The colonization scheme of Hijar and Padres
191
CHAPTER IX
198
Distinction between the mission the presidio and the village question of pueblo
204
How the work of ruin commenced wholesale slaughter of cattle
207
Honors to his memory
213
His orders to Gutierrez arrest of the vigilance committee leaders at Los Angeles
219
Condition of the missions in their most flourishing period shortly before secular
221
The Ariadne clew out of the labyrinth how he left or was shipped from Mon
225
Centralist triumph in Mexico new constitutional bases California restive
228
Alvarado declared governor powers conferred on him
234
Alvarados march to Los Angeles negotiations and treaty
240
How the new appointment was announced Jose Antonio Carrillos letter to
245
His proclamation of the termination of hostilities
251
Dissatisfaction of San Jose with the preference given the pueblo of Dolores
257
Elections of 1839 and meeting of the first departmental junta in 1840
263
Extraordinary proclamation of Jose Maria Villa and others
267
Alrarados communications to the national government
273
Those of 1831 and 1832
279
Preparations of the Russians to leave California their improvements
285
General excellence of both books
291
Progress of education in California Alvarados encouragement of it
294
Hartnell continued in office his duties
300
Erection of the Californias into a bishopric Father Francisco Garcia Diego first
306
Extent workings and yield of the Los Angeles goldfields
312
Wretched condition of his soldiers on their arrival
316
Bad financial condition of the country
322
Eflect of the Bases de Tacubaya in California elections of president
328
CHAPTER II
334
How Rafael Telles attempted to restrain the excesses of the troops
335
Reduction of offcial salaries order concerning doctors charges prosecution
341
Alvarado on the alert
348
Castros generosity capitulation of San Fernando its terms
354
Lower California affairs
357
Failure of the prosecution against Micheltorena in Mexico recognition of Pico
363
The bill of rights sections copied from New York and Iowa additional sec
365
Candidates for the superior tribunal of justice
369
The reason of Iniestras orders the Americans Dr Marshs letter to Lewis
375
Further legislation for the disposition of mission properties
381
Decline of ecclesiastical power and influence in California
383
Attack of Indians on the Gulnac ranch Castros preparations to march against
389
Castros opposition to Pico his independent action
395
Meeting of the assembly Francisco Figueroas report on the state of the country
401
His horror of such an unprecedented and unheard of body
407
CasIros proclamation to his soldiers his letter to Pico on the bearflag atrocity
409
First battles of the war
456
The temper in which Sloat found the country
462
CHAPTER IX
469
Floriculture the wild flowers of California
475
How horses were used the usual gait
481
Clothing of gentlemen
488
Treatment of wives
494
FEASTS DANCES AND AMUSEMENTS PAGE
499
Musical voices music at the missions masses chanted to the tune of reel
505
The Californians the Arcadians of the western world
511
Views of Humboldt Dana and Duflot de Mofras
517
Fathers Boscana and Zalveder at San Juan Capistrano
522
The mission system first an advantage afterwards an obstacle to progress
528
Monte Diablo the view from its summit
534
Islands
540
Geysers solfataras and hot springs
546
Sofls
550
Ceanothus azalea and rhododendron
556
Elks deer mountain sheep
562
General summary
568
Movements of the Californians Jose Maria Flores letter Picos orders
574
Stocktons address to the people of California
580
His plan of government for the territory
586
Celebration of July 4 1836 at Leeses house
592
Revolt of the Californians at Los Angeles how the news was carried to Stock
598
Movements of Fremont failure of his voyage his return to Monterey
601
CHAPTER III
606
The instructions that were given him
607
Arrival in California meeting with Gillespie
613
The narch meeting with peace commissioners Flores letter
619
CHAPTER IV
625
His resignation and retirement 314
630
Arrangement between Kearny and Shubrick their agreement with Commodore
631
Fremonts position at Los Angeles how he was obliged to obey Kearny
637
Commander Montgomerys seizure of San Jose del Cabo raising of the Ameri
643
The advance on Mexico battle of Cerro Gordo Nicholas T Trists commis
646
Advance upon the city lodgment affected
652
Arrest of Nash his submission
658
His general order for trials by jury experience and disapprobation of courts
664
How he prevented any further revolt correspondence and meeting with Jose
669
Letter describing his position
675
Losses of the Donner party how the memorials of starvation camp were
681
Arrival of gold in quantities at San Francisco the excitement there
687
His estimates of the gold yield condition of affairs at the mines
693
His visit to New Almaden and what he saw there
694
The overland immigration of 1849 additions to the population by sea and land
700
Position of California after the adjournment of congress
706
His orders for the election of delegates to a constitutional convention and of offi
714
How the people of California insisted upon their power to form a government
718
San Francisco a center for speculators Baron Steinberger
720
Arrival of General Bennet Riley 712
726
Rileys visit to the mines
732
Importance of the subject of land titles the laws and documents on which they
739
Present condition of the archives and their value
745
Questions as to pueblos and pueblo claims
751
The Californjan members who neither spoke nor understood English employ
757
Unanimous adoption of a section against slaver
759
Proposition to exclude priests clergymen and religious teachers from the legis
765
The sections relating to revenue and taxation
771
The judiciary under the old system
777
You II
779

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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.
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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.

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