The Story Of California From The Earliest Days To The Present

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byHenry Kittredge Norton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ... been a sufficient force to hold the town. But as has already been seen, Los Angeles was the home of a very turbulent population and trouble was inevitable if Gillespie tried to preserve order. This of course he attempted and the natives besieged his garrison. The trouble began at the Chino ranch of Isaac Williams on September 26. Here about seventy Californians of tougher fibre than most had captured about twenty Americans who had little orno ammunition. This skirmish was not of any importance as far as the direct results were concerned, but its moral effect upon the Californians was tremendous. It had demonstrated that they could defeat the Americans if they were in sufficient numbers. While heretofore the Californians had derided Fremont's men as bears and the American marines as clowns, still they did not dare to meet them in open fight. The Americans, on the other hand, regarded the Californians as guerillas who never could be made to fight. Each side had underrated the other. But this skirmish at the Chino ranch had served to convince the natives that they were correct in their estimate of the invaders and gave them new boldness. They besieged Gillespie at Los Angeles and it did not take the Lieutenant long to come to the conclusion that the best thing he could do was to retire. This he was given permission to do, and was at the same time guaranteed against molestation while he withdrew. Gillespie made his way from Los Angeles to San Pedro and embarked on the merchant ship Vandalia. He did this with the greatest deliberation and for his slowness was accused of bad faith by the Mexicans. It is quite possible that he did not hurry matters in the hope that a war ship might arrive and save the situation, but no ship came. His evacuation was followed by th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ... been a sufficient force to hold the town. But as has already been seen, Los Angeles was the home of a very turbulent population...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217398316

ISBN - 13:9780217398312

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