Journal and San Francisco Committee of Vigilance Membership Certificate of Sylvanus B. Marston, 1849-1856.

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Marston, Sylvanus B. Journal and San Francisco Committee of Vigilance Membership Certificate of Sylvanus B. Marston, 1849-1856.

Journal and San Francisco Committee of Vigilance Membership Certificate of Sylvanus B. Marston, 1849-1856.

The journal, which contains 57 pages, covers the entire voyage from Bangor to San Francisco. It includes descriptions of the weather, ocean conditions, and other ships the Cantero encountered along the passage. Marston describes his stays at Santa Catarina Island (Brazil) and Valparì€so (Chile), including details about the people he met, the food he ate and the churches and places he visited. The journal contains two songs, written by a passenger on board, about going to California in search of gold. The certificate for Marston's membership in the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance measures 51 x 38 cm.

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San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856

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The San Francisco Committees of Vigilance of 1851 and 1856 were formed when crime became widespread in the city of San Francisco in the wake of the Gold Rush. In 1856, the murder of James King of William sparked the reactivation of vigilante activities. King, a San Francisco newspaper editor, was shot by James. P. Casey, a corrupt official, after King attacked Casey in the columns of his paper. Immediately 10,000 men hastened to join the vigilantes, and William T. Coleman was again chosen as lea...

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Marston, Sylvanus B.

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Sylvanus B. Marston was born in Bangor, ME. He and a few other men joined together in 1849 to create the Bangor Trading and Mining Company. They purchased the bark Cantero and left for California November 1, 1849 and arrived in San Francisco April 29, 1850. From the description of Journal and San Francisco Committee of Vigilance Membership Certificate of Sylvanus B. Marston, 1849-1856. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499763 ...