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After setting up the payment of San Francisco, visionary challenge president Fr. Junipero Serra journeyed south to came across project San Juan Capistrano, Alta California's 7th, on November 1, 1776. by way of order of King Carlos III of Spain, El Pueblo de los angeles Reina de los Ángeles (the city of Our woman the Queen of the Angels) used to be based on September four, 1781, following the advice of the 1st California governor, Felipe de Neve. At close by challenge San Gabriel Arcángel, de Neve amassed a bunch of eleven males, eleven ladies, and 22 youngsters, squaddies, undertaking clergymen, and some Indians and traveled 9 miles to the banks of the l. a. River, blessing the recent website. by means of 1800, town of l. a. had a inhabitants of three hundred with a gathering corridor, guardhouse, military barracks, and granary. outfitted a day's trip aside on El Camino genuine, the venture San Fernando Rey de España was once committed on September eight, 1797, and accomplished the lineage of California's enormous landmark missions close to l. a..

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Reenie, good to her word, maintained a safe distance behind. I miss William Worthington. I see Daniel in passing. He is two years older than I. Daniel has taken his brother’s death hard. Perhaps if we spoke together of William, it would bring comfort to us both. I did the marketing for Grandmother, filling her cupboards. Grandmother sat in her hearth chair, a blanket up around her neck. She crossed her arms under the blanket and cursed Mr. Lincoln. The bones of her elbows poked inside the blanket like a pair of fishhooks.

We got the crew and passengers safely back to Fenwick, though we had as difficult a time landing as we had pushing off. It took several attempts to bring the boat safely to shore. Keeper Dunne remained at his watch at the Light, and Father and I led the men up the beach to the house and gave them blankets. To my surprise and great relief I discovered that Mother, in our absence, had prepared food and warm drinks. My own body was so tired and so cold from the relief effort, I don’t know how I could have done by myself all Mother did for us.

Temperature within one degree of zero this morning. Monday, February 11, 1861 Clear. W. Light. Temperature up around sixty. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 38 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 S23 R24 Thursday, February 14, 1861 Cloudy and Fog. E. Moderate. Chill again. This restless weather is much like Mother’s moods, high and low, and never a clue as to what each day might bring. After morning chores I rowed across the Ditch and walked to school with the Osbourne children at my heels.

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