Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship Collingwood, from 1844 to 1848 Volume 2

Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship Collingwood, from 1844 to 1848 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...found nearly in the Oregon. The two returned towards San Francisco, and encamped on one of the branches of the Sacremento river. An American vessel of war at San Francisco established a communication with him--supplied him with several articles he needed, and perhaps armed some of the many 208 INTRIGUES. men he raised. The news of a probable rupture with the States now reached California, and the natives thought the opportunity favourable for declaring their independence, and seeking the protection of some foreign power. The governor of the department, De Los Angeles, who fully concurred in these sentiments, summoned a meeting of deputies from all parts of California to assemble at Los Angeles on the 15th of June, to consider which of the great powers they should solicit to grant them protection. Castro, however, who for many years had appropriated as much of the revenue as he could lay hands on, saw that under the protection of another Power the profits of his post would melt away, and, therefore, used all his influnce against the measure, and partly through his personal influence, partly by threats and intimidation, succeeded in preventing the deputies from Northern California from attending; the meeting, therefore, never came off, those most eager for it wisely saying that, it was a step which could only be taken with the concurrence of the whole. On the 29th of June, a man named Ede, formerly a Mormon prophet, with about ninety followers, had seized General Vallego, in his house, at Sonora, near San Francisco, had plundered all the SKIRMISH. 209 arms and ammunition there, and likewise two or three brass guns he had bought from the Russians when their settlement at Bodega was broken up. It is said Vallego, the governor, was not at all...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770366
  • 9781236770363