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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
r Spanish rule, ten governors were appointed by that power. From 1822 until 1845, being under Mexican domination, her governors (twelve) were appointed from Mexico. From 1846 her governors have been as follows: California republic Governor. Name.Term. John C. Fremont 1846 Provisional or military governors under the United States. Name.Term. Corn. Robert F. Stockton1847 John C. Fremont1847 Gen. Stephen W. Kearny1847 Richard B. Mason1847 to 1849 Gen. Persifer F. Smith1849 Bennett Riley1849 State governors. Name.Term. Peter H. Burnett1849 to 1851 John McDougall1851 to 1852 John Bigler1852 to 1856 J. Neely Johnson1856 to 1858 John B. Weller1858 to 1860 Milton S. Latham1860 John G. Downey1860 to 1862 Leland Stanford1862 to 1863 Frederick F. Low1863 to 1867 Henry H. Haight1867 to 1871 Newton Booth1871 to 1875 Romnaldo Pacheco1875 William Irwin1875 to 1880 George C. Perkins1880 to 1883 George Stoneman1883 to 1887 Washington Bartlett1887 Robert W. Waterm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
ven hours......Nov. 28, 1847 Gold discovered near Coloma on Col. John Sutter's land, by James Wilson Marshall......Jan. 19, 1848 California and New Mexico ceded to the United States by treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Feb. 2, 1848; proclaimed in California......August, 1848 First emigrants from China, two men and one woman, arrive in the bark Eagle......1848 First gold from California, 1,804.59 ounces, deposited in the United States mint by David Carter......Dec. 8, 1848 Brig.-Gen. Bennett Riley, instructed by the Secretary of War to assume the civil administration, arrives by sea at Monterey, April 12, 1849. He issues a proclamation for a temporary government to replace the local provisional governments......June 3, 1849 A convention to form a State constitution sits at Monterey, Sept. 1, 1849, until Oct. 13. The constitution adopted and State officers chosen by the people......Nov. 13, 1849 New Almaden quicksilver mines opened......1850 California admitted to t