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Page 69 - mid a storm of huzzas, And the wave of retreat checked its course there, because The sight of the master compelled it to pause.
Page 42 - Reverend Father: — I understand, through the medium of one of your Christian Indians, that you are anxious to know who we are, as some of the Indians have been at the Mission and informed you that there were certain white people in the country. We are Americans, on our journey to the River Columbia ; we were in at the Mission San Gabriel in January last ; I went to San Diego and saw the General, and got a passport from him to pass on to that place. I have made several efforts to cross the mountains,...
Page 42 - ... that I can go on; the Indians here also being friendly, I consider it the most safe point for me to remain, until such time as I can cross the mountains with my horses, having lost a great many in attempting to cross ten or fifteen days since. I am a long ways from home, and am anxious to get there as soon as the nature of the case will admit.
Page 50 - RIDE. OF all the rides since the birth of time, Told in story or sung in rhyme, — On Apuleius's Golden Ass, Or one-eyed Calendar's horse of brass, Witch astride of a human back, Islam's prophet on Al-Borak, — The strangest ride that ever was sped...
Page 9 - On some new or interesting West American shells obtained from the dredgings of the US Fish Commission steamer "Albatross" in 1888, and from other sources.
Page 49 - ... inherited from our fathers, which cost them so much blood? Shall we leave our families victims of the most barbarous servitude? Shall we wait to see our wives violated, our innocent children beaten by the American whip, our property sacked, our temples profaned, to drag out a life full of shame and disgrace? No ! a thousand times no, compatriots ! Death rather than that ! Who of you does not feel his heart beat and his blood boil on contemplating our situation? Who will be the Mexican that will...
Page 18 - Colorado, which they crossed a few miles below the mouth of the Gila, and past the mission San Luis Rey to San Diego, thence by the coast to Los Angeles which they reached December 5, 1831. From Los Angeles, Jackson and the majority of his party went north as far as the missions on the southern shores of the Bay of San Francisco for the purpose of purchasing mules. Young leads trapping party to California, 1831. While they were thus engaged, we shall go back and follow the movements of the other...
Page 15 - California, and is enclosed on the west by the Sierra Nevada, and on the east by the Bear River and Wahsatch Mountains.
Page 9 - Lopez, with a companion, was out in search of some stray horses, and about midday they stopped under some trees and tied their horses out to feed, they resting under the shade, when Lopez, with...