California Under Spain and Mexico, 1535-1847: A Contribution Toward the History of the Pacific Coast of the United States, Based on Original Sources (chiefly Manuscript) in the Spanish and Mexican Archives and Other Repositories

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Houghton Mifflin, 1911 - California - 541 pages
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Page 57 - AND Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
Page 362 - Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California, very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise...
Page 57 - This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
Page 197 - 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 143 - neath my tabernacle take my rest, With those nine columns round me, two and two, The odd one at my feet where Anselm stands...
Page 303 - On all proper occasions, you should not fail prudently to warn the Government and people of California of the danger of such an interference to their peace and prosperity — to inspire them with a jealousy of European dominion and to arouse in their bosoms that love of liberty and independence so natural to the American Continent.
Page 318 - ... is in Europe. The dress of these men was principally a long loose coat of deer skin, tied with thongs in front ; trowsers of the same, of their own manufacture, which, when wet through, they take off, scrape well inside with a knife, and put on as soon as dry ; the saddles were of various fashions, though these and a large drove of horses, and a brass fieldgun, were things they had picked up about California. They are allowed no liquor, tea and sugar only ; this, no doubt, has much to do with...
Page 303 - The future destiny of that country," says Buchanan, " is a subject of anxious solicitude for the government and people of the United States. The interests of our commerce and our whalefisheries on the Pacific demand that you should exert the greatest vigilance in discovering and defeating any attempts which may be made by foreign governments to acquire a control over that country.
Page 303 - In the contest between Mexico and California we can take no part, unless the former should commence hostilities against the United States ; but should California assert and maintain her independence, we shall render her all the kind offices in our power as a Sister Republic.
Page 295 - ... tis to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon' tall, anchoring bark, Diminished to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight.

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