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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 113 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 103 7 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 60 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 40 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 38 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 36 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 34 0 Browse Search
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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 4: a lost Capital. (search)
h gardens, rise the sheds and water-wheels of Monterey. We land — the town is won. Received by Dorsons not to be annoyed by snap and snarl. Monterey, a town all gables, walls, and balustrades — This lady's game of hide and peep, which in Monterey takes the place of work and thought, is highl an unknown city in the south of Spain? In Monterey, folks affect high pedigrees, and give themsee a Gael and satisfy a Basque. No house in Monterey is fifty years old. Fiftysix years ago, the c of stone, remained to mark the site of royal Monterey. Five years elapsed before a soul returned Carlos is our founder king. A regal name is Monterey; rey de los montes-king of the mountains. scum of New York, Sydney, and Hong-Kong. At Monterey they have a line of governors, and a second lnce of their temporal and spiritual sway. At Monterey, too, a gentleman has rights; not only those xican don is no longer safe in his retreat at Monterey. Strangers poke their noses through his gate[1 more...]<
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 6: White conquerors. (search)
soil, and a little less sun and wind, it would be a place! You bet? Leaving the open sewers and pretty balconies of Monterey behind, we cross the amber dunes, and twenty miles from the sea we strike the Rio Salinas, near the base of Monte Toro, Alisal. A main street, broad, well-paved and neatly built, runs out for nearly half a mile. Unlike the timber-sheds of Monterey, the stores and banks of this new town are built of brick, striking, as one may say, their roots into the earth. A fineMajor's cabin on the lake has grown into a city of three thousand souls! Already Salinas is a more important place than Monterey. A White colonist has three main ways of taking possession of Californian soil. The first plan is to marry an esta practising his art in London; Beasley, one of three brothers living in the place; Spence, the first English colonist in Monterey; Johnson, a sheepherder, who has given his name to a high peak; Leese, the gentleman who wedded Vallejo's sister; Beveri
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 7: Hybrids. (search)
could only woo a squaw. If the stranger made a home, he took such females as an Indian lodge supplies. A governor of Monterey might bring his family from Mexico, but such a luxury as the companionship of wife and children was reserved for personsxalted family and official rank. When I first came into these parts, says David Spence, the only White people near Monterey were the fathers at San Carlos, and the soldiers in the citadel. No other White men had a right to dwell in Monterey. Monterey. We bought our licences to live and trade, but after paying our money, we held these licences at the governor's will. On any whimsey, he could put us on board the fleet, or drive us into the mountains. No civil rights were known. At gunshot, soldi years; just long enough to make a pot of money out of hides and skins. Nobody cared to get the land; nobody thought of Monterey as home. Home! There was not one English woman, and not a dozen Spanish women in the province. Fair faces were as rare
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 9: Capitan Vasquez. (search)
the United States. His father, a mixed blood, like his neighbours, lived on a small farm called Los Felix, not far from Monterey. A poor school, kept by a drowsy priest, in Sleepy Hollow, offered him the only teaching he ever got. He learned to reaLos Felix satisfied his father's wants; but the unhappy boy was fretting from a fever in his blood. White men came into Monterey, who took to building jetties, making roads, and opening schools. Such men were devils in his sight; intruders on his sd. Seeing a fight going on, an officer interfered, when Vasquez plunged a knife into his heart. The murderer fled from Monterey. Getting a herd of kine, he says, I went to Mendocino county, in the north, three hundred miles from Monterey; but Monterey; but even in the north I was not left alone in peace. White men pursued me to my ranch; but I escaped unhurt and fled into the woods. Then I resolved to change my course. It was their fault, not mine. They would not let me work — in future I would st
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 12: Catholic missions. (search)
outhern counties of California from Santa Clara to San Diego. Men less heated than the prisoner think that if Vasquez had been cursed with as much genius for affairs as Castro and Alvaredo, he might have caused a civil war and cost the State much blood and coin. These persons judge by what is going on in Mexico, a country very much like California, being occupied by half-breeds, with a sprinkle here and there of such dons and caballeros as we .find in the streets and billiard-rooms of Monterey. Over the border, nothing is easier than for a man like Vasquez to provoke a riot, desecrate a church, expel a governor; but a rise of rustics, at the call of men devoid of character and position, is not easy in a land of settled farms, wedded by railway lines and telegraph wires to strong and populous towns. In California such rustics would be trampled in the dust and scattered to the winds. A fire will lick up straw hutches that would hardly leave a mark on granite walls. No rising
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 13: the Jesuits. (search)
the coast, and they are cnarged with a commission to restore that empire to the Papal chair. When I first came to Monterey, said Spence to me the other day, every man in this country was a Catholic, every woman a devout Catholic. The Roman sehe Pope. You were not a Catholic? No, I was a Presbyterian, like my father, but a Presbyterian could not stay in Monterey, so I was forced to seem a Catholic, in order to stay and carry on my trade. When Spence proposed to marry, he had toh mates, aware that English husbands will draw them to another Church. In other counties, Rome is weaker than she is in Monterey. Stockton and Sacramento are as strictly Evangelical as Pittsburg and Cincinnati. Oakland and San Francisco rival Brooannot furnish them a decent priest, much less a learned professor. As a rule the priests are foreigners. The bishop of Monterey is a Gaul, the cure is a Swiss. At Santa Clara the professional chairs are held by English, Irish, French, and Italian
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 14: Jesuits' pupils. (search)
f instruction are devised with an austerity that strikes an English eye as almost penal. With elaborate art these rules and methods are designed to bring about one great and uniform result; a habit of deferring to the Church, to the abandonment of personal will and independent thought. To give the college something of a liberal air, Santa Clara opens her door to lads of every race and creed. A Jew, a Buddhist, or an Anglican may send his son to Santa Clara. As in the case of Spence at Monterey, the lad must go to mass, but only for the sake of order and uniformity. Let him sit through mass and vespers daily, and a boy may keep his father's creed; but every pupil of the college must attend religious worship, and the only exercises of religion at Santa Clara are those of Rome. Compared with Christ Church and Trinity, the college is a prison. The scholastic year consists of one session of ten months, lasting from the first week in August to the first week in June. During thi
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 17: White women. (search)
n to one White woman; in Washington there are two White men to each White woman. Under social arrangements so abnormal, a White woman is treated everywhere on the Pacific slopes, not as a man's equal and companion, justly and kindly like a human being, but as a strange and costly creature, which by virtue of its rarity is freed from the restraints and penalties of ordinary law. A man must be sharply pressed by famine ere he eats his bird of paradise. As with the trappers and traders of Monterey, so with the miners and settlers round San Francisco. There is a brisk demand for wives; a call beyond the markets to supply. A glut of men is everywhere felt, and the domestic relation is everywhere disturbed. Marriage is a career; marriage, divorce, re-marriage, times without end, and changes without shame. A thousand quips and jokes turn on the relation of man to woman in these provinces, and every quip and jest gives the last word to the lady as mistress of the situation. A young