California: Its Gold and Its Inhabitants, Volumen1
T.C. Newby, 1856
Sir Henry Veel Huntley (1795-1864) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator. California: its gold and its inhabitants (1856) contains his experiences in California in 1852 as the San Francisco-based representative of a British gold quartz-mining company. He describes business and social life in San Francisco as well as visits to Marysville and Sacramento and two months at Placerville supervising large-scale mechanized mining operations. Special attention is given to shipping news, crime and violence and political corruption and disasters such as the Marysville flood and Sacramento fire.
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Página 280 - An applicant must be 21 years of age or over, or if under the age of 21 years the head of a family, and a citizen of the United States or have declared intentions of becoming a citizen.
Página 281 - That any person applying to enter land under the preceding section shall first make and subscribe before the proper officer and file in the proper land office an affidavit that he or she is the head of a family or is over twenty-one years of age, and that such application is honestly and in good faith made for the purpose of actual settlement and cultivation, and not for the benefit of any other person, persons, or corporation, and that he or she will faithfully and honestly endeavor to comply with...
Página 281 - That no lands acquired under the provisions of this Act shall in any event become liable to the satisfaction of any debt or debts contracted prior to the issuing of the patent therefor.
Página 252 - Capitalists, ship-owners and merchants and others who are encouraging or engaged in the importation of these burlesques on humanity would crowd their ships with the long-tailed, horned and clovenhoofed inhabitants of the infernal regions [if they could make a profit on it].
Página 282 - That if any individual now a resident of any one of the States or Territories, and not a citizen of the United States, but at the time of making such application for the benefit of this act, shall have filed a declaration of intention as required by the naturalization laws of the United States, and shall become a citizen of the same before the issuance of the patent, as made and provided for in this act...
Página 253 - Resolved, That no Asiatic, or South Sea Islander, shall be permitted to mine in this district, either for himself or for others, and that this resolution shall be part and parcel of our mining-laws.
Página 281 - ... claim, or which may, at the time the application is made, be subject to pre-emption at one dollar and twentyfive cents, or less, per acre; or eighty acres or less of such unappropriated lands at two dollars and fifty cents per acre, to be located in a body, in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands, and after the same shall have been surveyed...
Página 252 - Be it resolved: That it is the duty of the miners to take the matter into their own hands ... to erect such barriers as shall be sufficient to check this Asiatic inundation. . . . That the Capitalists, ship-owners...
Página 282 - ... shall be proven, after due notice to the settler, to the satisfaction of the register of the land office, that the person having filed such affidavit shall have actually changed his or her residence, or abandoned the said entry for more than six months at any...