A History of the City of San Francisco and Incidentally of the State of California

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A.L. Bancroft, 1878 - California - 498 pages

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Page 97 - If you ascertain with certainty that Mexico has declared war against the United States, you will at once possess yourself of the port of San Francisco, and blockade or occupy such other ports as your force may permit.
Page 110 - Whereas, the local name of Yerba Buena, as applied to the settlement or town of San Francisco, is unknown beyond the district ; and has been applied from the local name of the cove on which the town is built: Therefore, to prevent confusion and mistakes in public documents, and that the town may have the advantage of the name given on the public map, "It is hereby ordained, that the name of San Francisco shall hereafter be used in all official communications and public documents, or records appertaining...
Page 363 - That decree declares that the confirmation " is in trust for the benefit of the lot-holders, under grants from the pueblo, town, or city of San Francisco, or other competent authority, and as to any residue, in trust for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city.
Page 159 - States which we represent, and must lead, if persisted in, to the dissolution of that Confederacy in which the slaveholding States have never sought more than equality, and in which they will not be content to remain with less.
Page 88 - Bruin presented his black visage, raised himself erect upon his haunches, skinned his teeth, uttered his hideous growl, and viewed the strangers with his keen, black eye. After exchanging glances for a short time, however, Bruin came to the conclusion "that discretion was the better part of valor...
Page 103 - ... of their friends ; who, instead of being allowed to participate in, or being protected by a Republican government...
Page 176 - Vigilance Committee,' at a great personal sacrifice to themselves, have been influenced in their actions by no personal or private malice, but for the best interest of the whole, and at a time too when all other means of preventing crime and bringing criminals to direct punishment had failed...
Page 327 - I have seen her, in history, struck down on a hundred chosen fields of battle. I have seen her friends fly from her, I have seen her foes gather around her; I have seen them bind her to the stake...
Page 317 - Between Mr Gwin and myself there was no condition whatever in regard to the distribution of patronage." He defended Gwin from the imputation of controlling the recent federal appointments, in the face of his public declaration that he would not do so.
Page 33 - Francis, and the new name of Junipero was then substituted for his baptismal name of Miguel Jose'. After entering the convent, he went through a collegiate course of study, and before he had received the degree of Doctor, was appointed lecturer upon philosophy. He became a noted preacher, and was frequently invited to visit the larger towns of his native Island in that capacity. Junipero was thirty-six years of age when he determined to become a missionary in the New World. In 1749, he crossed the...

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