Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Tennessee

Arrive San Francisco

November 7, 1850
Captain Cole
From Panama

November 8, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco



California Bills in the Senate!

The Mail Steamship Tennessee arrived at an early hour this morning, from Panama. Through our friend, Mr. Isaacs, her purser, we are in early receipt of our papers and letters.

The news brought by her is not of the most importance. We are under obligations to Gregory’s Express and Palmer’s for papers.

The Tennessee left Panama on the 17th ult. Toughing only at San Diego, which port she reached in 10-1/2 days. She was detained at San Diego 56 hours, taking in coal and by a heavy gale from the S.E. She brings 65 passengers and a mail of 115 bags.

The steamer Isthmus sailed from Panama six hours previous. There were no other steamers in port. 
Sickness has disappeared almost entirely from the Isthmus, and there was no cholera prevailing.

The passengers per steamer Isthmus were detained 10 days at Panama and Chagres, the Falcon having sailed previous to her arrival.

The Tennessee passed the Sarah Sands, bound down, Oct. 21, lat. 11 20. Long 89 40; and on the 19th, a steamer supposed to be the Equador, in lat 7 25, long 84 20. Passed the Panama 60 miles this side of San Diego.

By an overland express to San Diego, the steamer Gold Hunter was reported at San Quentrio, out of coal. A schooner was dispatched to her relief from San Diego, by Capt. Blunt.

The brig Fanny was at Mazatlan, having rode out the gale in which some five or six vessels were dis-masted and compelled to put into Acapulco. The names not known.

John Charles Fremont, Pathfinder.

The dates from the United States are to the 28th September, and are interesting in a California point of view. Congress was to adjourn on the 30th September. The appropriation bills were passed; also the California collection bill; Fremont’s gold bill; appropriation bill for custom house, dry dock and State marine hospital in San Francisco, giving $100,000 for the former, and $50,000 each for the latter.

Fremont’s bill extinguishing Indian titles in California was passed.

The Slave trade has been abolished in the District of Columbia.

Fremont's Gold Bill

John Fremont, Pathfinder.
General John C. Fremont

Fremont’s gold bill provides a superintendent and six agents for the mines at a salary of $2,000 per annum, and 8 percent, on revenue collected.

All foreigners are excluded from the mines except those Europeans who declare their intentions to become citizens.

A private letter from Washington, dated September 27th, states that the Benicia matter has been settled by making San Diego, Monterey, Benicia, Sacramento City, Stockton and of course San Francisco all ports of entry.

Gov. Towns, of Georgia, has issued a proclamation calling a convention for the dissolution of the Union in consequence of the admission of California.

The enthusiasm regarding Jenny Lind continued unabated. $625! Was given for the choice of seats at her first concert in Boston. Universal homage attended her steps and steamboats, railroads and hotels were thrown open to her on the entire route . . .

The Pacific made her last trip home in 10 days 4 hours and 45 minutes; the fastest by 11 hours of any voyage yet accomplished.

The number of passengers who have crossed the Isthmus on their way to California since January 1 to August 1 amounts to 13,375 . . . 

FREMONT’S MACHINERY. A passenger by the Philadelphia informs us that he saw several pieces of Fremont’s Quartz Crushing machinery on the Isthmus, abandoned by the natives, who were transporting it across, and thrown into deep gullies, from whence it can never be recovered.

N.Y. Tribune


Hundreds of packages were consigned to: Johnson & Canfield; Savoui & Arche; Dewitt & Harrison; Bingham, Reynolds & B; J. Rosenbaumer; Somerfield, Bach & Co; F. Ferghl; Crouin & Markley; F. Mason, Jr.; A. Arnold; A. Droullard, coin $2,000; L. Cohn; Cook, Baker & Co.; Adelsdorf & Neussade; Cooke, W.S. Pratt; J. Brush; Bingham, Reynolds & B.; Adams & Co.; Bullett & Patrich; W.H. Tiffany; B. Davidson; Selim, Franklin, 1 trunk merchandise; Beverly Saunders; Moore, Ticknor & Co; Ottenheimer & Co; Loeks & Morrison; Dodge & Co.


Adams, K. C. 
Aronson, Geo 
Auger, Mr. 
Aynsley, J. 
Barnette, Mrs. J. 
Barnette, Mrs. S. 
Barnette, S. 
Beaus, Mr. 
Bluman, J. 
Bluxome, J. 
Brown, Alf. 
Brown, J. and servant 
Brush, S. 
Bryan, A.B. 
Butterman, Jno. 
Carpenter, W. 
Cheever, Capt. 
Cleu, M. 
Coatney, Jno. 
Colman, Jos. 
Corns, E. N. Sorrey 
Cromwell, J. 
Crum, J.A. 
Danforth, Jno 
Dromltand, A. 
Ettinger, W. 
Ferris, Jno. 
Fisk, E. 
Freeland, S. 
Girot, Mrs. N. 
Girot, N. 
Goddard, R. 
Greenwood, J. 
Janes, W. W. 
Kirshers, B. 
Lamotte, Mr. 
Lehman, A. 
Lehman, A. 
Lewis, Harris 
McCornick, B. 
Merrill, M. 
Mondint, Mrs. 
Montgomery, H. 
Morduit, Mr. 
Morgauthaw, H. 
Nicoll, R. 
Parker, Geo. 
Perkins, Lonzo 
Plymton, G. 
Pratt, W. S. 
Reichard, Miss 
Reichard, Mrs. 
Robinson, T. 
Roonzuruz, F. 
Shurtshift, Mrs. 
Sichel, P. 
Smith, R. E. 
Solowoskey, D. 
Taylor, Mr. 
Thompson, D. 
Trassez, Hey 
Westcott, Mr. 
Williams, Mrs. J. 
Wood, J.

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