Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s


Arrive San Francisco

May 23, 1865
SS Moses Taylor
Captain James H. Blethen
From Panama


Daily Alta California, May 23, 1865
San Francisco

Arrival of the Moses Taylor.

May 23 -- Stmr Moses Taylor, Blethen, 20 days 16 hours from Panama, via San Juan del Sur 15 days; pass. to I. W. Raymond


Sacramento Daily Union, May 26, 1865

PASSENGERS FROM THE EAST: The following persons in addition to those recently published in the Union (which arrived on board the Sacramento, May 15, 1865) came by the Moses Taylor, which recently arrived from Panama:

W. F. Howlan
Miss N. E. Tripp
Mrs. C. C. Smart and infant, and one child
W. H. Andrews
Mrs. Maria J. Spaulding and infant
Elizabeth Rea
E. T. Rees
W. V. Brown
W. Walden and wife
Ellen Boyle
Mrs. R. Welch, two children and infant
George Beattie and wife
J. Peaker and wife
J. P. Emerston and wife
A. W. Worm
W. B. Duncroe
John Torrey
Andrew Spaulding and wife
J. Wintermate, wife and three children
Miss B. Flynn
Mrs. N. J. Lee
Miss E. Mulcahy
C. Hawk, wife and children
J. H. Love and wife
H. Mallette, wife and two children
H. C. Nutting and niece
S. Stagnette and wife
James Charlton
Miss Lena Graff
J. Hills and wife
D. B. Horton
M. B. Mallory
Eugene Davis
D. L. Hadley and wife
and 390 others.

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