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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 5: Don Mariano. (search)
Polk, describes him as a man of high family, of good education (for a Mexican), who seems to be retiring fiom his military charge, though keeping a squad of soldiers at his country-house. In cld days proud and stiff, he is now smooth and sweet, yet with the lordly air of a man stooping from a height. His gates are always open to the stranger, but he keeps an eye on every guest, and only yields his heart to men of character and rank. His power is felt in every part of California, and Solano county, where he chiefly lives, is safer both for property and life than any other part of the Pacific slope. He asks for nothing. Money will not tempt him. No one knows his mind; perhaps he would like a title or an office. Such, in substance, is the picture of Don Mariano, presented thirty years ago, to President Polk. Unable to make him a marquis, Polk made him a general; then, in spite of his priests and bishops, Don Mariano staked his fortunes on the Stars and Stripes. In punishme