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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 54 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 54
London Hort. Soc. allowed them a free passage with their arms and ammunition to the port of San Pedro, distant twenty-four miles, where they embarked on board of a merchant vessel. The U. S. frigate Savannah arrived there about the beginning of October; [on] the 7th part of her crew, 327 in number, landed with Captain Mervine at the head; the flooowing day they marched towards the Pueblo with the intention of retaking it, they however, soon came in sight of double their number of Californians, all well mounted and having a  :::::::::  Dec. 1, 1905 small field piece, a four-pounder, which soon decided in favor of its possessors.  The Americans having no horses or artillery were obliged to retreat, with the loss of seven killed or wounded.  The success attending the operation of the Californians spread through the country like wildfire, soon afterwards the Mexican flag was hoisted in all the ports and towns south of Monterey.  The few American soldiers that held those places were obliged to capitulate or retreat.  Serious apprehensions were entertained of an attack from the Californians on Monterey; the timely arrival
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