Excerpt from The Overland Monthly, Vol. 4: Devoted to the Development of the Country; January to June, 1870
Upon such premises must rest San Francisco's claim to the possession of energy. They indicate simply that when she was younger and lustier, she pursued with a consuming ardor, a dogged deter mination, and an unremitting industry, the purpose of her existence - wealth. She may safely encounter comparison with the most energetic of her sister cit ies, but claim nothing beyond a rivalry with those whose growth has divided with her own, during the past ten years, the fame of our Western progress.
There are a few cognate facts which should be added here. The mercantile business of San Francisco has become.
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