The Beginnings Of San Francisco (volume 2); From The Expedition Of Anza, 1774, To The City Charter…

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byZoeth Skinner Eldredge

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Note 40 THE CLAIM OF CAPTAIN PHELPS The bill of Captain Phelps for this service is as follows: "The United States "To Wm. D. Phelps, Dr. "For services of himself, crew and boats of the barque Moscow, of Boston, of which he was part owner and in command, and being agent for all other owners, and for the risk and hazard incident to such service, in transporting Captain J. C. Fremont and a detachment of men under his command to a fort on the opposite side of the bay and entrance to the port of San Francisco in Upper California in July, 1846, and aiding him in capturing and dismantling the said fort, and spiking the guns thereof, consisting of three brass and seven iron cannon, of heavy calibre, and part of which were afterwards taken on board the United States ship Portsmouth, by order of Captain J. B. Montgomery, U. S. Navy. "$10,000 "william D. Phelps." Sworn to by the claimant. To this bill Captain Fremont gives the following approval: "I certify that Captain William D. Phelps did transport a party of men under my command to the fort near the Presidio, at the entrance to the bay at San Francisco, under the circumstances narrated in the above deposition; that he aided in dismantling the fort, and that I have always considered his services on that occasion to have been very valuable to the United States. "john C. Fremont. "Washington City, August 5, 1853." In 1852 Congress passed a bill directing the secretary of war to appoint a board of three commissioners to settle the California claims, and in addition to Fremont's certificate, as above, the board examined Major Gillespie who expressed the following opinion of the service rendered and the value thereof: "I hereby certify that in July 1846, Captain W. D. Phelps did transport a party of men under the co...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Note 40 THE CLAIM OF CAPTAIN PHELPS The bill of Captain Phelps for this service is as follows: "The United States "To Wm. D....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217277241

ISBN - 13:9780217277242

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