Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Oregon

Arrive San Francisco

December 1, 1849
SS Oregon
Panama (20 days from Panama via Monterey)
Captain R. H. Pearson


December 6, 1849, Tri-Weekly Alta California
San Francisco, California

Arrival of the Oregon.

On Saturday the 1st instant, arrived the Pacific Mail Steamer Oregon, commander Pierson twenty and a half days from Panama. She brought to this port over four hundred passengers and a large mail containing dates from the United States to October 16th, and from Europe to the 29th of September. We have our lull and regular files of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and New-Orleans papers, and to the prompt efficiency of Adams & Co's Express we are indebted for delivery of late dates, within a few moments after the arrival of the Steamer.

The news they contain is altogether unimportant. We would also acknowledge the receipt of valuable public documents and our thanks therefor due to the Hon. Messrs. Dickinson, Duer. Bowden and others. Members of Congress. The Calilfornia excitement continues popular all over the Union, and on the Isthmus the rush is as great as ever.

December 8, 1849, Placer Times
Placerville, California


The steamship Oregon arrived at San Francisco on Saturday last, bringing a large mail and 414 passengers. It is thought that her mail will be assorted and letters for this point received by Tuesday next ten days after her arrival! The news is not very important; passengers for California were still leaving the States in great numbers, and lumber has been shipped to an enormous extent.

The gold of California will have a great effect upon matrimony. It is understood that the generality of young ladies now decline to engage themselves, preferring to wait for a year or two, when the crowd returns from the 'diggings,' at which time each one expects to catch a fifty thousand dollars !

This gold of California may have a corresponding effect upon the minds of young men, inducing them to select companions with more cautiousness; in which event, mayhap, 'the generality of young ladies,' who only catch at a golden hook, will come out worse than ever. Quien sabe


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