A History of California: The American Period

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Macmillan, 1922 - 512 lappuses
"This volume ... aims to complement the work of Dr. Charles E. Chapman, whose History of California : the Spanish period, has already been published."--Preface

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231. lappuse - Our town was startled out of its quiet dreams to-day, by the announcement that gold had been discovered on the American Fork. The men wondered and talked, and the women too ; but neither believed. The sibyls were less skeptical ; they said the moon had, for several nights, appeared not more than a cable's length from the earth ; that a white raven had been seen playing with an infant ; and that an owl had rung the church bells.
61. lappuse - Oh! God, may it please thee, in thy divine providence to still guide and protect us through this -wilderness of doubt and fear as thou hast done heretofore, and be with us in the hour of danger and difficulty, as all praise is due to thee and not to man, oh! Do not forsake us Lord, but be with us and direct us through.
104. lappuse - there never was but one man in California who had the chills. He was from Missouri and carried the disease in his system. It was such a curiosity to see a man shake with the chills that the people of Monterey went eighteen miles into the country to see him.
232. lappuse - Husband and wife were both packing up; the blacksmith dropped his hammer, the carpenter his plane, the mason his trowel, the farmer his sickle, the baker his loaf, and the tapster his bottle. All were off for the mines, some on horses, some on carts, and some on crutches; and one went in a litter.
370. lappuse - Personally, he will make short work, and probably be back in a day ; but by proxy he will put the West behind his heels like a very Puck, and be in at New York in thirteen days from this writing.
245. lappuse - Still as death and not a move for a moment, and then as if by magic a man came out from under a wagon and stood up looking all around, for he did not see us. Then he threw up his arms high over his head and shouted —"The boys have come
68. lappuse - At about 11 o'clock this night, they poured upon us a shower of arrows, by which they killed two men, and wounded two more; and what was most provoking, fled so rapidly that we could not even give them a round. One of the slain was in bed with me. My own hunting shirt had two arrows in it, and my blanket was pinned fast to the ground by arrows. There were sixteen arrows discharged into my bed. We extinguished our fires, and it may easily be imagined, slept no more that night.
232. lappuse - Threefourths of the houses in the town on the bay of San Francisco are deserted. Houses are sold at the price of the ground lots. The effects are this week showing themselves in Monterey. Almost every house I had hired out is given up. Every blacksmith, carpenter and lawyer is leaving; brick yards, saw mills, and ranches are left perfectly alone.
48. lappuse - Our cargo was an assorted one ; that is, it consisted of everything under the sun. We had spirits of all kinds, (sold by the cask,) teas, coffee...
231. lappuse - The excitement produced was intense ; and many were soon busy in their hasty preparations for a departure to the mines. The family who had kept house for me caught the moving infection. Husband and wife were both packing up; the blacksmith dropped his hammer, the carpenter his plane, the mason his trowel, the farmer his sickle, the baker his loaf, the tapster his bottle.

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