Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s

J. L. Folsom

January 19, 1848, Californian, San Francisco, California


SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at this Office until March 16th, 1843, for cutting ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TONS OF HAY for the United States.

The Hay must be of the best quality of Oats and Clover, and it is to be cut and carefully cured while the oats are "in the milk," and the clover in bloom. It is to be pressed into bales and delivered in good shipping order at some embarcadero on the Bay, where it can bo received by the largest launches. Persons making proposals will state where the hay will be delivered and the weight and size of the bales, and the subscriber reserves to himself the right of rejecting the lowest offer made, should it appear too high. Quartermaster's Office San Francisco, California, Jan. 17, 1848. 

J. L. FOLSOM, 36-n 
Capt. Asst. Quartermaster.

March 29, 1848, Californian

Capt. J. L, Folsom, U. S. Army, the Collector of the port of San Francisco, has kindly furnished us with the following statistics touching the commerce of the place for the three months ending December 31st, 1848.

Total value of exports for the quarter, $49,597.53. Of this amount $30,353.86 were of the produce of California and were shipped as follows: $320 to the Sandwich Islands, $21,448.35 to Peru, $560 to Mazatlan, Mexico, $7,285.50 to Russian America, (Sitka,); $700 to Tahiti. $19,343.68 were of the produce of foreign countries, having been shipped as follows: $2,060 to the United States, $12,443,18, (of which $11,340 were coined gold and silver) to the Sandwich Islands, and $4,831.50 to Mazatlan, Mexico.

Total sum of imports for the same period was $53,589.73, and this amount $6,790.54 came from the United States, $7,701.59 from Oregon, $3,676.44 from Chili, $31,740.73 from the Sandwich Islands, $2,471.32 from Sitka, R. A., $492.57 from Bremen, $550.54 and $160 from Mexico. Star, March 25.

May 20, 1848. In the possession of William Heath Davis:

A printed invoice and receipt from the "Civil Government of California" is signed by E. R. Falkner and by Capt. Joseph L. Folsom, Assistant Quartermaster for the Port of San Francisco.

Folsom states that the he received a safe valued at $350 and Falkner indicates that Folsom paid him $350 for same.

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