The Port of San Francisco: 1800s
Arrive San Francisco
August 5, 1853
Daily Alta California, August 6, 1853, San Francisco, California
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMSHIP OREGONFrom the Atlantic States and Europe.
NINE DAYS LATER FROM NEW ORLEANS
FOREIGN NEWS ONLY THIRTY-SIX DAYS OLD.
The P.M.S. Oregon, Captain Leroy, arrived yesterday evening, sixteen days from Panama, with two hundred and fifty passengers, and the mails from the Atlantic.
The Oregon brings late dates as follows: From Liverpool, June 29; from New York, July 10; from New Orleans, July 14; from Mexico City and Panama, July 20. The roads upon the Isthmus, the Purser states, were in good condition, and the state of the health excellent for this period of the year.
The following memoranda is from the Purser of the Oregon:
P.M. steamer Oregon, A.V.H. Leroy, Esq., Commander, sailed from Panama Bay July 20th, at half-past 7 P.M., with 250 passengers, mails. etc. Touched at Acapulco on the 27th and sailed same day. There was no vessel of any description in port when the Oregon left Acapulco - a rare occurrence. The steamship John L. Stephens touched at Acapulco, 6 days and 18 hours from San Francisco, having made way ports. She sailed thence same day. Her time has seldom been equalled. All well on board. Touched at San Diego and Monterey; saw the Northerner coming out of the former port. The Oregon has made a fine run of 15 days. Passengers all healthy, no deaths or sickness occurring since leaving New York and New Orleans. On Friday, 22d, John Dawson, seaman, from Quebec, aged 50 years, was lost overboard. Made the run from San Diego in forty-six hours.
Adams & Co. were first to furnish us with the Atlantic papers, immediately followed by Wells, Fargo & Co. and Berford & Co.
The news is no later, except from New Orleans, our dates via Mexico reaching to the 14th ult. An epitome of the intelligence will be found below. No mail bag for California having been sent from New Orleans by the Texas steamship which left New Orleans on the 14th at 8 A.M., the agent of the Mexican Ocean Mail and Inland Co., at Vera Cruz, made up a package of latest newspaper dates, which furnishes us the news referred to. We are indebted to Mr. Davis, the Purser of the Oregon for the delivery of our files.
Not noted. Delivered to Bolton, Bayron & Co.; Gaime, Guillemot & Co; White & Wilson; Levy & Co.; C.C. Adkins; Pick & Co.; McKinlay, Garrloch & Co.; Perry & Cutter; and others.
Aubrey, Miss A.
Barraw, W. E.
Bogardus, J. and lady
Bowden, Mrs. E.
Brothers Montezubia, Feliciana Sequiro
Carroll, Wm. and lady
Conroy, P. H.
Crowell, M. H.
Drake, Mrs. Mary
Dummer, Capt. S. R.
Dunn, John M.
Ellis, Mrs. and son
F der, J.M. (Might be Foder, Fider. Letter seems to be missing.)
Fuller, H. and E.
Ha e, J.W. (Might be Hale, Hane, Hase, anything)
Hagan, Mrs. O. and son
Hammond, Dr. Wm..
Harris, Wm J.
Henderson, Mrs. lien (Might be Alien, Silen, anything)
Hoanah, Wm. (Difficult to read. Might be anything)
Irving, David and lady
Jackson, Mrs. E.
Kelly, J. J.
Kimmon, J. G.
Langdon, J. H.
Lanigan, Step (Difficult to read. Might be Lanigall, Lanigab)
Lumsden, Jno (Might be Lumden, Lumdon, Lumlden)
Mar eli, D. (Might be Marlelli, or even another Manelli as it follows that name on the list)
Menger, Mrs. and infant
Morrell, Mrs. and son
O Brien, Mich
Pa den, R. (Might be Parden, Pawden, Pasden, anything
Reeve, Mrs. and two Misses Reeves
Thompson, John B.
Ublemiah, F. (Might be Uhlemiah)
Wetz, Geo (Seems to be a letter missing. Might be Wertz, Wentz)
Whitney, Mrs. and Miss
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