Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s

SS Golden Gate

Isthmus of Panama.

Arrive San Francisco

J. B. G. Isham
From Panama

July 30, 1854 


April 15, 1854, Sacramento Daily Union, Sacramento, California

Two weeks Later News!
Later from the Seat of War
List of Passengers, Mails, etc.

San Francisco, April 14, 7 p. m.

he U. S.M. Steamship Golden Gate, Capt. J. B. G. Isham, arrived this evening at six o'clock, from Panama, which port she left on the 1st inst. She brought a large mail and nine hundred passengers, among whom are ninety ladies and one hundred and fifty children. It was very healthy on the Isthmus when she left, and the traveling very good.

The Sea Witch, Clipper Ship.

The clipper ship "Sea Witch," Capt. Fraser, arrived at Panama, on the 30th March, in the short passage of sixty-one days from Swatow, bringing seven hundred Chinese laborers for the Panama Railroad Company.

H. B. M. sloop-of-war "Amphytrite," arrived at Panama on the 30th March. Other vessels heretofore reported.

April 6th. — Arrived at Acapulco; took in the necessary provisions and coal, and left on the morning of the 7th; detained ten hours. The steamer Flor de los Andes had left for Punta Arenas. Not any vessels in port. Did not learn anything definite in relation to the disturbances in Mexico. There had not been any battle fought, but it was expected that there would be one shortly.Santa Ana. General Alvarez has the passes leading to Acapulco well guarded, and is determined to hold them at all hazards; but should he be defeated, he will fall back to Acapulco, where he has the Castle well manned and well provided with munitions of war. — Santa Anna is at the head of his army, which is about one hundred and fifty miles distant from Acapulco.

Mons. St. Maria, the French Consul at Acapulco, is a passenger by the Golden Gate.

April 9th. — A. Morgan, from Medina county, Ohio, aged 27 years, died on board, of dysentery. This is the only death or case of sickness that has occurred during the voyage.

The Golden Gate made the passage to Panama in eleven days, sixteen hours. The steamer George Law left Aspinwall on the 30th ult. — Passengers would be in New York in less than twenty-two days from San Francisco.

The beautiful piece of marble presented by the Pope of Home for the Washington Monument has been destroyed.

Several collisions occurred at Boston on the 17th March, between the police and rowdies, and an officer was badly beaten. Several riots had taken place at New Haven, between the students and some Irishmen.

Barnum has been elected President of the Crystal Palace...

A large and enthusiastic meeting of the friends of the Nebraska movement, was held in Annapolis, Maryland, on the 8th March.

Mr. Booth, the editor and proprietor of the Milwaukee Free Democrat, has been arrested on a charge of obstructing the enforcement of the fugitive slave law, in the case of Joshua Glover, in Wisconsin.

A proclamation from the Queen forbids the export of machinery, guns and munitions of war. The Paris Monitieur also publishes a similar decree from the French Government.

England and France had admitted the neutrality of Sweden, but Russia has raised some objection thereto. A deputation of the Peace Society, headed by Joseph Sturge, waited on the Czar to try and induce him not to go to war. Nicholas received them civilly, but tried to make out that he was more sinned against than sinning.

Lord Raglin, the British commander-in-chief in Turkey, was in Paris on his way to the seat of war.

It is reported that the reply of the Emperor Nicholas to the letter of Louis Napoleon, contains the following. passage:"I have the firm confidence that my troops will reply in the same manner as they replied in 1812." If such words be really in the document, they are clearly intended to be a hit, as well as a prediction.

The Russian campaign was, it is true, the principal cause of the fall of Napoleon 1st, and the actual campaign will, in the opinion of the Czar, be the prelude to a similar catastrophe. The Czar is said to be laboring under severe illness; some reports state from gout, others from erysipelas, and was in a state of great irritation and excitement, which rendered him inaccessible to the advice of his oldest ministers. The utmost activity prevails in every department of the government, notwithstanding, and preparations for war are made on tho most extensive scale.


.(Telegraphed exclusively for the Union)

Per Steamship Golden Gate from Panama -- Louis McLane and family, A B Forbes lady and nurse, Dr A. J. Bowie and family, Mrs. Pardee. Miss Pardee, L Pardee, Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Hammond, Mrs Potts and servant, O. A. Hodge, lady and nurse, J M Breck. lady and servant. W. T. Wood, S. H. Whitfelt. Miss Barlow. M L Wands. E Penston and boy. J. H. Cutter and lady, W. F. Story and lady, E. E Bennett, W. McCoy, child and nurse. A Martin. E Gibson,D. F. Johnson, Wm Keys, H. F. Corn. D. Sheltard, W. B. Hanscomb, R. Marsh, R Garanuzell, Mrs Fennel and 4 children. M Fennells, Miss Ol Dunham, C. E. Alexander, Mrs. G. Rickman, J. H. Tooner and son, Mrs. Rhodes, two children and nurse, Mrs. Kirk and 2 children, J. S. Mount, M. Hawsi, J. S. Pool, H. Collins, W. H. Brown, Dr. Carmon, S. Carmon, Mrs. Temmons. L. C. Goodspied, N. Booth, A. S. Church, Samuel Caylen, G. A. M. Kimmard, W. A. Douglass, A. W. Renshaw, Charles Jones. Capt Hall and lady, M. S. Walker, G. Edwards, H. Woodruff, Mrs Copwas adn child, E. Wallace, H. Catterwald, H. Hunter, F. McAtill, J. W. Bowers, J. Steinberger, Mr. Buckman, T. H. Hamilton, Judge Ogier, D. F. Bagley, Miss Pritton and servant, Mrs. W. Lent, Miss Tompkins, Geo German. Mrs Bennett. Miss Bennett. Mrs Johnson. J. L. Brisson, S. Hasbrook, B. Stickland, C. Noonen, W. Ruger, F. Beal and lady, P. Beal, W. Crandell, J. W. Friend, Mrs. Wadsworth and 2 children, Mis Wadsworth, L. B. Young, D. B. Young, W. A. Russell, W.S. Downing, T. J. Henly, A. Terrier and lady, Mrs. Philips, G. W. Bowne, J. W. Sargent, Mis Sargent, J. W. Hutchings, T. Walder, J. C. Swartz, J. M. Huff, W. McGrath and lady, S. Voorhess, S. Rosenburg, Mrs. Fields, W. R. Young, T. P. Hawthorne, J. P. Darge, W. E. S. Whitman, Mrs. Condax, W. A. Warren, W. S. Coffin, G. G. Brown, T. Himan, E. C. Bowen, S. J. Mount and servant, C. Burbank, J. H. Gibbs, G. W. Messersmith, J. D. Eglart, J. Young, C. Tomlinson, G. C. Jones, H. Hall, W. Willand, C. R. Robertsn, E. B. Hamas, E. Marks, W. Tucker and lady, Saint Maria and servant, D. Collins, J. Wands, C. Smith and lady, Miss Nesbitt, Miss Kelly, R. Lynch and lady, J. C. Potter and lady, R. Wood, Jno. Wood, Miss Conner, F. G. Birdsey, J. W. Lee, M. Dolsey, K. T. Wolf, J. M. Justin, E. A. Jones, H. E. Hinchman, J. C. Tylote, F. Blanchard, H. A. White, M. Denson, J. A. Camback, and 700 in the steerage.

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