Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Republic

Arrive San Francisco

April 21, 1851
SS Republic
Captain Hudson
From Panama


April 21, 1851, Sacramento Transcript


We receive intelligence of the arrival at San Francisco of the steamer Republic (Law's Line) from Panama. She left the Isthmus on the 31st of March, and brings twelve days later news. She arrived in San Francicso yesterday afternoon at half past three.

The Republic brings 340 passengers, 40 of whom are ladies.


Freight on board steamship Republic -- M. Bernstean, 6 trunks mdse; Mayer & Kobbe, 6 trunks do; Trossham, 6 trunks do; Jno. W. Stoughton, 5 bundles and 2 boxes do; B. Levi & Co. 8 trunks and 5 bales do; H. D. Siloerman, 4 trunks do; M. Dittman & Bro, 5 trunks co; Philip Abrahams & Co, 10 pkgs do; Moore, Tuskeme Co, 4 trunks do; J. W. Stoughton, 6 pkgs do; H. Watson, 1 pkg do; A. M. Jacobs & Co., 6 pkgs do; J. Friedlander, 2 bales do; S. Herrick, 5 pkgs do; L. Gans, 5 pkgs do; Dodge & Co, 1 pkg do; A. Netter, 2 pkgs do; B. Beerman, 2 pkgs. do.


April 21, 1851, Sacramento Daily Union

The following are the names of the passengers for Sacramento by the Republic: Messrs. Dr. Morrill and Cayle from Realejo. Mr. and Mrs. Hooker of Boston, Wm. H. Talmadge, Mrs. S. P. Dewey, E. Dewey. Capt. Northam, Dewitt, Brown & Kinney, of New York, Col. G. B. Stephens, your old auctioneer; Mrs. Willard, and two Misses Willard, of Wisconsin: Mr. and Mrs. Julian, Mr. Haywood, Mrs. Thorndyke, two Misses Thorndyke, and Miss Snow, of Maine. Messrs.

Passengers by the SS Republic, April 19, 1851. From DAC April 20, 1851.
April 20, 1851, Daily Alta California

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