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Alta California Anza Archives arrived Baegert became Bucareli called Cape San Lucas Captain ceremonies church coast college of San Colorado comandante commenced Concepcion cross distance erected establishment expedition Father Crespi foundation Franciscans Galvez Governor Portola gulf hundred immediately Indians island Jesuits journey Junipero known labors land Lasuen leagues Loreto Lower California March Mexico mission of San missionaries Monterey Moraga mountains natives neighborhood neophytes northward Noticias ocean orders Palou Pedro Fages peninsula presidio proceeded provisions purpose rancherias remained river Rivera y Moncada sailed sailors Salvatierra San Antonio San Blas San Buenaventura San Carlos San Diego San Fernando San Francisco San Gabriel San Jose San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Channel Santa Clara sent settlement ship Sinaloa sion soldiers Sonora soon Spain Spaniards Spanish spot supplies thence tion took Ugarte valley Venegas vessel viceroy Vida Viscaino visitador-general voyage
Page 52 - Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California, very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it was peopled by black, women, without any man among them, for they lived in the fashion of Amazons.
Page 95 - ... of man: infinite was the company of very large and fat Deere which there we sawe by thousands, as we supposed, in a heard; besides a multitude of a strange kinde of Conies, by farre exceeding them in number: their heads and bodies, in which they resemble other Conies, are but small; his tayle, like the tayle of a Rat, exceeding long; and his feet like the pawes of a Want or moale...
Page 42 - ... que todos los que tienen alguna ciencia y experiencia en la navegación de las Indias han tenido por muy cierto que descubriendo por estas partes la mar del Sur se habían de hallar muchas islas ricas de oro y perlas y piedras preciosas y especería, y se habían de descubrir y hallar otros muchos secretos y cosas admirables; y esto han afirmado y afirman también personas de letras y experimentadas en la ciencia de la cosmografía.
Page 263 - Bengal and the Canary Islands. The sky is constantly serene and of a deep blue, and without a cloud ; and should any clouds appear for a moment at the setting of the sun, they display the most beautiful shades of violet, purple, and green.
Page 624 - She was lively and animated, had sparkling, love-inspiring eyes, beautiful teeth, pleasing and expressive features, a fine form, and a thousand other charms; yet her manners were perfectly simple and artless!
Page 141 - I believe,' says Father Torquemanda, 'that the devil was in those crows and spoke through them, for they were regarded with great respect and veneration;' and in further illustration of this he relates that on another occasion, when several Indian women were washing fish upon the beach, the crows approached and snatched the food from their hands; and that the women stood in such awe that they dared not drive them away, and were horrified when the Spaniards threw stones at them."** To quote further,...
Page 155 - Those of California are of a very beautiful water and large ; but they are frequently of an irregular figure, disagreeable to the eye. The shell which produces the pearl is particularly to be found in the Bay of Ceralvo, and round the islands of Santa Cruz and San Jose. The most valuable pearls in the posses*VOL, n.
Page 640 - Indians who had assisted in the mass of the morning and the bull and bear fight of the afternoon furnished the music for the dances; and they did it well, being much more accustomed even for their church music to lively and inspiriting operatic airs and dancing tunes than to slow and lugubrious elegies and dirges. The programme consisted of contradan^as, minuets, Aragonese jotas, and various other dances usual among the Spanish population. It was the custom to accompany the dancing with the singing...
Page 102 - I navigated along the coast of Chili, Peru, and New Spain, where I made great spoils. I burnt and sunk nineteen sail of ships, small and great. All the villages and towns that ever I landed at, I burned and spoiled. And had I not been discovered upon the coast, I had taken great quantity of treasure. The matter of most profit to me was a great ship of the king's, which I took at California,
Page 87 - Hereupon, the man, being influenced with ambition of glory and hopes of wealth, was so vehemently transported with desire to navigate that sea, that falling down there upon his knees, he implored the Divine assistance that he might, at some time or other, sail thither and make a perfect discovery of the same ; and hereunto he bound himself with a vow.