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Exhibit item: JOSE ALTIMIRA, Diario de la Expedicion Verificada con Objeto de Reconocer Terrenos Para la Nueva Planta de la Mision de N.P.S. Francisco...manuscript, 1823

Exhibit item:
JOSÉ ALTIMIRA
Diario de la Expedición Verificada con Objeto de Reconocer Terrenos Para la Nueva Planta de la Misión de N.P.S. Francisco...manuscript, 1823

This diary, signed by Altimira, July 16, 1823, documents an expedition to select a site for the San Francisco de Solano Mission.

Quotation:
Translation in Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, 1860

"June 30th. As we destined this day for rest, we remained in this locality; but not without being rewarded, for we succeeded in killing ten bears ...

July 1st. ... We breakfasted, and took leave of the gentile Indians aforesaid, crowning the work by giving them a bag of 'pinole,' some more dried beef, and some bear-skins - (much estimated by them); we exhorted them to keep peace with the Christians, and other fellow men; and not to fear us, for they well could see we did no harm to them ...

Having got ready, we started back by the same way, towards Napa, where we arrived about 10 a.m., without observing anything particular or meeting with any occurrence, except the killing of three bears by our men."

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