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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 50 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 50
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London Hort. Soc. ride of forty-eight miles under a boiling hot sun.  The news here were to the same effect as already stated, 200 Wallawallas were said to be encamped 20 miles above Sutter's Fort and the main body a thousand strong higer up in the valley.  The town of Sonoma, distant a hundred miles from the fort, and consisting of a large square with a row of houses on two sides of it, was put in a state of defence,  and [gaured] by a few marines and sailors sent over from Yerba Buena.  The American and Californian volunteers were sent away in parties of thirty :::::::::  Dec. 1, 1905. men as soon as they presented themselves.  My two companions being intimate friends and one of them a relation of the General, were retained on his staff. Under these warlike circumstances I was obliged to give up my plan of visiting the Sacramento Valley and to return thence by land to Monterey, as I should unavoidably have to pass through the contending parties which was considered impossible  "After enjoying the hospitable board etc"
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