A Sketch of the Life of Com. Robert F. Stockton; With an Appendix, Compr. His Correspond. with the Navy Departm. Respect. His Conquest of California and Extracts from the Defence of Col. J. C. Fremont, in Relation to the Same Subject

A Sketch of the Life of Com. Robert F. Stockton; With an Appendix, Compr. His Correspond. with the Navy Departm. Respect. His Conquest of California and Extracts from the Defence of Col. J. C. Fremont, in Relation to the Same Subject

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...up arms against the United States, with which insurrection, and the consequent alteration of all my preconcerted plans, it will be the further object of this despatch to make you acquainted. The war in California being, as I supposed, at an end, and having ordered the other ships of the squadron to the coast of Mexico, there to await my arrival, I was about to transfer the government of California to other hands, and to sail as soon as possible in the Congress for Acapulco, where I expected to land and lend our aid to the war in that part of Mexico, when I was informed by express that the Mexican officers had violated their oaths and commenced anew the war by a midnight attack on the party of fifty men left at Ciudad de los Angeles. The enclosed proclamation, No. 5, signed by Jose Ma Flores, a captain in the Mexican army, aud on parole, will give you some idea of the disposition of those depraved men. At this time Major Fremont had gone to the Sacramento to enlist men for me to take to Acapulco. I immediately sent to him to come to San Francisco, with as many men and saddles as he could get to embark in the ship Sterling, that we might by prompt action surprise the enemy at Santa Barbara, only three days' march from De los Angeles; while I would go directly to San Pedro and march to the city, where I would certainly be able to calculate within a day or two the time I would receive his co-operation. While the necessary preparations were making to carry out this plan of surprise and at once to put down the insurrection, I ordered the Savannah (then under sailing orders for the coast of Mexico) to go immediately to San Pedro, and afford all the aid iu her power to our little garrison at the city. I left San Francisco in company with the Sterling;...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236537836