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Page 255 - ... inquiries should be instituted relative to the nature of the disease or the remedies employed, but the topics of conversation should be as foreign to the case as circumstances will admit.
Page 39 - When we join our fortune to hers we shall not become subjects, but fellow-citizens, possessing all the rights of the people of the United States, and choosing our own federal and local rulers. We shall have a stable government and just laws. California will grow strong and flourish, and her people will be prosperous, happy, and free. Look not, therefore, with jealousy upon the hardy pioneers who scale our mountains and cultivate our unoccupied plains, but rather welcome them as brothers who come...
Page 243 - Verily, I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein.
Page 196 - There shall be in each of the organized counties, or cities and counties of the State, a Superior Court, for each of which at least one Judge shall be elected by the qualified electors of the county, or city and county, at the general State election...
Page 36 - ... protect California, rather than we should fall an easy prey to the lawless adventurers who are overrunning our beautiful country ? I pronounce for annexation to France or England, and the people of California will never regret having taken my advice. They will no longer be subjected to the trouble and grievous expense of governing themselves, and their beef, and their grain, which they produce in such abundance, would find a ready market among the new comers. But I hear some one say,
Page 54 - I further declare that I rely upon the rectitude of our intentions, the favor of heaven and the bravery of those who are bound and associated with me by the principles of self-preservation, by the love of truth and the hatred of tyranny, for my hopes of success.
Page 53 - California, they were denied the privilege of buying or renting lands of their friends ; who, instead of being allowed to participate in or being protected by a republican government, were oppressed by a military despotism ; who were even threatened by proclamation, by the chief officers of the aforesaid despotism, with extermination, if they should not depart out of the country, leaving all their property, arms, and beasts of burden...
Page 43 - We, the undersigned, having resolved to establish a government of on (upon?) republican principles, in connection with others of our fellowcitizens, and having taken up arms to support it, we have taken three Mexican officers as prisoners, Gen. MG Vallejo, Lieut-col. Victor Prudon, and Capt.
Page 195 - SECTION 1. The judicial power of the State shall be vested in the Senate sitting as a Court of Impeachment, in a Supreme Court, Superior Courts, Justices of the Peace, and such inferior Courts as the Legislature may establish in any incorporated city, or town, or city and county.
Page 64 - Suter's fort, we received the joyful intelligence that Commodore Sloat was at Monterey; had taken it on the 7th, and that war existed between the United States and Mexico. Instantly we pulled down the flag of independence, and ran up that of the United States. A despatch from Commodore Sloat requested my co-operation, and I repaired with my command (160 mounted rifles) to Monterey.