History of California, Volume 3; Volume 20 (Google eBook)

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History Company, 1886 - California
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Page 317 - Sandwich slands, and Patrick Short. The two, with a companion, had arrived at the Islands in July 1827 from France, to establish Catholic missions; but prejudice was aroused against their teachings, largely, it is believed, through the intrigues of protestant missionaries, and in December 1831 they were banished, "because their doings are different from ours, and because we cannot agree," as King Kaahuamanu stated it.
Page 164 - Ah ! that I had had but my trusty rifle well charged to my face! .Could I but have had the pleasure of that single shot, I think I would have been willing to have purchased it by my life. But wishes are not rifle balls, and will not kill.
Page 124 - Possessing all these advantages, an industrious population alone seems requisite to withdraw it from the obscurity in which it has so long slept under the indolence of the people and the jealous policy of the Spanish government. Indeed, it struck us as lamentable to see such an extent of habitable country lying almost desolate and useless to mankind, whilst other nations are groaning under the burden of their population.
Page 165 - I think I would have been willing to have purchased it with my life," writes the captive, and this before his father died alone. No attention was paid to pleas for justice or pity. Yet a sergeant showed much kindness, and his beautiful sister came often to the cell with sympathy and food, and even enabled the prisoner to get a glimpse of his father's coffin as it was hastily covered with earth.32 Captain Bradshaw of the Franklin soon got Pattie out of jail for a day by the 'innocent stratagem...
Page 666 - Monterey, as far as my observation goes, is decidedly the pleasantest and most civilized-looking place in California. In the centre of it is an open square, surrounded by four lines of one-story buildings, with half a dozen cannon in the centre ; some mounted, and others not. This is the Presidio, or fort.
Page 123 - Though there may be occasional acts of tyranny, yet the general character of the padres is kind and benevolent, and in some of the missions, the converts are so much attached to them that I have heard them declare they would go with them, if they were obliged to quit the country. It is greatly to be regretted that, with the influence these men have over their pupils, and with the regard those pupils seem to have for their masters, the priests do not interest themselves a little more in the education...
Page 666 - Monterey nearly all the houses are plastered on the outside. The better houses, too, have red tiles upon the roofs. The common ones have two or three rooms which open into each other, and are furnished with a bed or two, a few chairs and tables, a looking-glass, a crucifix of some material or other, and small daubs of paintings enclosed in glass, and representing some miracle or martyrdom.
Page 130 - French trader's movements, it is seen that his opportunities for observation were more extensive than those of any foreign visitor who had preceded him. No other navigator had visited so many of the Californian establishments. His narrative fills about three hundred pages devoted to California, and is one of the most interesting ever written on the subject. Duhaut-Cilly was an educated man, a close observer, and a good writer.
Page 314 - Truly Pico, Vallejo, and 6sio were becoming very radical republicans and ardent patriots according to the Mexican ideal. However, they were angry at the time, and were declaiming for effect in Mexico."22 Nor did the Government pay any attention to the drivel of the young California would-be statesmen. The self-characterization of all the Californians who became prominent in their war on the Indian missions and missionaries would not be complete did we not permit the loudest, ""Cal. Arch...
Page 9 - Echeandfa's appointment on July 4th by a letter from the latter dated June 25th, and announcing his arrival at Loreto en route for the capital. Later in the month, probably by the Morelos, came the official notice from Mexico.

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