History of California: The Mexican governors ; The last Mexican governors ; The Americans

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Pacific Press Publishing House and Occidental Publishing Company, 1885 - California
General history of California.
 

Contents

National legislation against Spaniards the expulsion act
86
First American overland party Jedediah S Smith and his unwelcome reception
103
Census of 1325 character of the pɔpalation attempts to make California a penal
105
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 la
131
His arbitrary proceedings against Abel Stearns
135
Withdrawal of Portillas soldiers from the battlefield
141
104
146
Temporary suspension of the quarrel
147
Bitter denunciation of Spanish missionaries and conspiring foreigners
153
How Jose Maria Herrera and Joaquin Solis came to California
158
Preferences of the hijas del pais for husbands of foreign blood
159
His appointment as sixth Mexican governor of Alta California manifold instruc
161
How a truce was effected and the whites marched to Santa Inez
162
Figueroas friendly reply
167
Figueroas letter to the Russian comandante
173
Elections of 1833 and new territorial deputation
179
Plan of secularization provisions under which it was to be accomplished
186
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192
CHAPTER IX
198
109
201
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
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
Echeandias march against the rebels his proclamation
235
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
CHAPTER XIII
275
Arrivals of 1839 and 1840
281
Failure of Russian negotiations with Vallejo
287
Alexander Forbes History of California Robert Greenhows histories
293
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
THE LAST MEXICAN GOVERNORS
315
His plan of fortifying Los Angeles seizure and release of the American ship
321
His proclamation in favor of Spanish priests
327
CHAPTER II
334
How Rafael Telles attempted to restrain the excesses of the troops
335
Reduction of official salaries order concerning doctors charges prosecution
341
Relations between Micheltorena and Sutter
347
How Castro induced a party of foreigners to withdraw from the contest
353
Lower California affairs
357
Legislation of the departmental assembly
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
Castros proclamation to his soldiers his letter to Pico on the bearflag atrocity
409
CHAPTER VI
415
Bentons extraordinary account of Fremonts services
421
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
Soils
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
The instructions that were given him
607
Arrival in California meeting with Gillespie
613
The march 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 P 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
Masons order in reference to the receipt of golddust at the customhouse
696
Why congress did not provide a territorial government the slavery question
702
Efforts of San Francisco to secure an efficient local government the ayunta
708
His orders for the election of delegates to a constitutional convention and of offi
714
San Francisco a center for speculators Baron Steinberger
720
Trial and punishment of the ringleaders
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 Californian members who neither spoke nor understood English employ
757
Unanimous adoption of a section against slavery
758
Expressions of opinion on the subject of gambling
764
Debates about the clauses against dueling
770
The de facto government its officers digest and publication of Mexican laws
776
William B Almonds court at San Francisco
778
The election for its ratification and of officers under it
784
General demeanor of the two houses
790
Calaveras and Mariposa
796
Crosbys report on the advantages of the common law over the civil law
798
Burnetts presentation of the proposition to the legislature how it was received
804
How King found the object of his mission already accomplished
810
Why the South had no right to complain
816
His views of the rights of the people the higher law
818

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