The Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, Band 8

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Historical Society of Southern California, 1911
 

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Seite 112 - Louis. Commodore Stockton and suggested that a reinforcement be sent out to meet the party on the route to San Diego. The morning after the battle "dawned on the most tattered and ill-fed detachment of men that ever the United States mustered under her colors," to use the words of Lieutenant Emory. "The enemy's pickets and a portion of his force were seen in front. The sick, by the indefatigable exertions of Dr. Griffin, were doing well, and the General enabled to mount his horse. The order to march...
Seite 176 - TRANSLATION AND DIGEST of such portions of the Mexican laws of March 20th and May 23d, 1837, as are supposed to be still in force and adapted to the present condition of California; with an introduction and notes, by J.
Seite 107 - Gillespie is well-informed in relation to the present state of things in California, and will give you all needful information. I need -not, therefore, detain him by saying anything on the subject, I will merely state that...
Seite 120 - As we learn from his letter it was the supposition at San Diego that the first blow at the enemy, then gathered about Los Angeles, would soon be struck by Fremont's battalion, which had been coming down the Coast, and news of an engagement was momentarily expected. The letter indicates that as late as December 19 there was no impending movement from San Diego, and that unless Fremont should call for support no advance was contemplated for the present. Three days later, however, we learn from letters...
Seite 169 - Whoever has lived, laboring under the terrible pressure of the cacoethes scribendi, without promising himself to write a dozen books for every one accomplished!
Seite 45 - Said University shall be open in every respect for the equal education of both sexes. Said University and corporation is to be under the control and management of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of Southern California, or such other conference as it may be changed into.
Seite 111 - Anon., p. 134. by the naval contingent, that Pico's force was 160. That is the number adopted by the General in his report and subsequently reiterated by him under oath at the court-martial of Fremont.36 Soon afterward "authentic accounts" were received "that his [Pico's] number was 180 men engaged in the fight, and that 100 additional men were sent from the Pueblo [de los Angeles], who reached his camp on the 7th." This is taken from the official notes of Lieutenant Emory, of the Topographical Engineers,...
Seite 128 - K. is a man rising fifty years of age. His height is about five feet ten or eleven inches. His figure is all that is required by symmetry. His features are regular, almost Grecian ; his eye is blue, and has an eagle-like expression, when excited by stern or angry emotion ; but in ordinary social intercourse, the whole expression of his countenance is mild and pleasing, and his manners and conversation are unaffected, urbane, and conciliatory, without the slightest exhibition of vanity or egotism....
Seite 132 - The officers of the Association shall be a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
Seite 169 - Not that the plan in all its completeness arose in my mind as a whole in the first instance. Had it so presented itself, and with no alternative, I never should have had the courage to undertake it. It was because I was led on by my fate, following blindly in paths where there was no returning, that I finally became so lost in my labors that my only way out was to finish them. Wherefore, although I am not conscious of superstition in my nature, I cannot but feel that in this great work I was but...

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