The Annals of San Francisco: Containing a Summary of the History of ... California, and a Complete History of ... Its Great City : to which are Added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton & Company, 1855 - California - 824 pages
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Contents

Commodore Stockton takes charge of the American forces in California Hostllity
101
Insurrection of the Californlans Proclamation of General Flores Defeat
113
Peace concluded between the Mexican and American States Terms of the Treaty
128
Geographical limits of Upper California General description of the country
140
OH A ITER I Description of the Golden Gate Origin of the name The Bays of San Francisco
149
The Mission and Presidio of San Francisco Formation and surrey of the village
162
CHAPTER IILRemoval of the Hudsons Bay Company Rapid growth and increase of population
173
CHAPTER IY Captain Montgomery hoists the American flag on Portsmouth Square Arrival
185
Resolutions concerning gambling Public sale of City Property Price Current
199
General Effects of the Gold Discoveries
209
CHAPTER VILThe Alta California newspaper establishedDelegates elected to the proposed
218
The Hounds Election of Supreme Judge delegates to convention and
227
Increase of population No proper homes Character of the houses Condition
243
Great sale of water lots An election day Newspapers Approval by the ayunta
264
Third great fire Aldermens salaries Indignation meetings Veto message
277
CHAPTER X1I The first City Directory published Monetary crisis Fourth great fire DeatB
289
CHAPTER XIILPopulation in 1850 City improvements Grading and planking streets
300
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318
Judge Parsons and the case of William Walker for contempt of CourtAct
322
T Butler King removing tho customhouse deposits Frank Balls sonsi
334
CHAPTER XVILTho sixth great fire Destruction of old buildings Execution by the Vigi
344
Immigration diminished Females comparatively few Great city improve
357
Dr Peter Smith His contract with the city to take charge of the indigent sick
370
The Chinese in CaliforniaAct passed to fund the floating debt of the State
378
Australian gold mines Restlessness of miners Many who emigrated to Aus
402
CHAPTER XXIILIncrease of populationMixed character of the immigrants Chinese Peru
411
Commerce Mercantlle Library Association The Limantour claim Elec
427
Russs garden The German population Mayday celebration by schoolchll
445
Important legal decision of the Supreme Court confirming Aicaldes grants
467
Lone Mountain Cemetery 536
469
Numbers and description of the population of the State Amount of gold
484
Social moral and intellectual characteristics Gambling Vice less concealed in 8an Francisco
497
CHAPTER XXIXMeeting of citizens regarding the State Revenue ActRun on Adams
510
CHAPTER XXXCommercial depression Decrease in the value of real estate and merchandise
519
Trial of the Mexican consul Arrest of the French oonsul Chinese newspa
531
CHAPTER XXXILCommercial depression Reduction of prices of merchandise and real estate
543
Plaza or Portsmouth Square June 1854
545
Charcoal Merchant
549
California Exchange corner of Clay and Kearny streets June 1854
551

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