History of California: 1846-1848

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History Company, 1886 - California
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Page 591 - ... into the Union of the United States and be admitted at the proper time (to be judged of by the Congress of the United States) to the enjoyment of all the rights of citizens of the United States...
Page 193 - House dissenting) had declared that " by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States...
Page 486 - The garrison of four presidios of Sonora concentrated within the walls of Tucson, gave us no pause. We drove them out, with their artillery, but our intercourse with the citizens was unmarked by a single act of injustice. Thus, marching half naked and half fed, and living upon wild animals, we have discovered and made a road of great value to our country.
Page 486 - History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry. Half of it has been through a wilderness where nothing but savages and wild beasts are found, or deserts where, for want of water, there is no living creature.
Page 348 - Griffin, were doing well, and the General enabled to mount his horse. The order to march was given, and we moved off to offer the enemy...
Page 231 - California, but to preserve it afterwards as a part of the United States, at all hazards. To accomplish this, it is of the first importance to cultivate the good opinion of the inhabitants, whom we must reconcile.
Page 335 - The President has deemed it best for the public interests to invest the military officer commanding with the direction of the operations on land, and with the administrative functions of government over the people and territory occupied by us.
Page 386 - Our men were badly clothed, and their shoes generally made by themselves out of canvas. It was very cold and the roads heavy. Our animals were all poor and weak, some of them giving out daily, which gave much hard work to the men in dragging the heavy carts, loaded with ammunition and provisions, through deep sands and up steep ascents...
Page 235 - I declare to the inhabitants of California, that although I come in arms with a powerful force, I do not come among them as an enemy to California ; on the contrary, I come as their best friend, as henceforth California will be a portion of the United States...
Page 256 - ... with this constant succession of military usurpers, and this insecurity of life and property. They invoke my protection, therefore upon them I will not make war. I require however all officers civil and Military and all other persons to remain quiet at their respective homes and stations; and to obey the orders they may receive from me, or by my authority and if they do no injury, or violence to my authority none will be done to them.

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