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Communications. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
Communications. For the Pacific Appeal. Our Destiny. BT DB. E. R. J.—NO. XXIII. When Christopher Columbus and his crew had been long on their voyage of discovery without sighting land, they perceived a bush coataining red berries floating on the surface of the water, and they were assured that land was not far off. some of the crew eat the red berries, and died in consequence : so the very tree that gave life and hope to some of the ship,s company, was death to those men who ate the poisonous fruit. For centuries our race have suffered from slavery, prejudice, ignorance and poverty. Our path has been thorny. We have met a skeleton at every corner.. We 8 have struggled to overcome .the indignities which obstruct our passage in almost every avenue of lite. Our task has been of an Herculean order. We have strained onr patience to its utnost tension. Yet we did not despair. Our faith was founded upon the principles of eternal justice. We now behold the olive branch. Those who oppressed ...
13 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
13 Thomas Brown, Special Agent of the Treasury Department to investigate the condition of the subordinates on the Pacific Coast made report accompanied by a large volume of testimony. The result will be the removal of Robert Stevens, Superintendent of Mint at San Francisco, for the retention in office of worthless subordinates. Collector Rankin of San Francisco, will probably be allowed to resigu. The decision of the Secretary of the Treasury, allowing foreign steamships to compete with the Pacific Mail line, will not be entertained, though Robert J. Walker and others, are urgently seeking that it may be. New York, March 11.—A Washington special dispatch states that a Committee of the Chamber of Commerce had an interview with the President yesterday urging him to make arrangements forthwith to issue letters of marque and reprisal, under the recent act of Congress. Their arguments are said to have made Strong impressions on the President. The coutrary view, however, was subsequently ...
Important Test Question at St. Louis— The Emancipation Proclamation. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
Important Test Question at St. Louis— The Emancipation Proclamation. xuo jauiauvipauuu a a uwiauia uuil« St. Louis, Jan. 29.—1n tho case of Benj. Williams, a colored man, indicted for grand larceny before the Criminal Court, to-day, the question whether he was a free man or a slave at the time of the larceny, on the 6th of January, was argued at length—the penalty in the former case being incarceration in the penitentiary, in the latter corporeal punishment. The evidence elicited proved that he was born a slave, in Mississippi, but previous to his arrival in this State, two or three months ago, he was the property of Major Thaelkim, of Arkansas, who, at time was a prisoner of the Union forces Judge Clover delivered an elaborate decision, declaring that the said prisoner is a freeman by virtue of the President's proclamation, and being once free is forever free, the Judge knowing of no power or law by which a man being once emancipated can be again enslaved.
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
DIED. In this city, March 6, of heart disease, William B. Farrkll, a native of St. Croix, Danish West India Islands, aged 38 years one month and 10 days. Boston and St. Thomas papers please copy. In this city, March 8, Sophie West Godfrey, daughter of N. A. and R. B. Godfrey, aged 4 years and 2 months.
m [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
m African Methodist Episcopal Church.— Corner of Powell and Jackson sts.—Rev. T. M. D. Ward will preach at 11 A. M., 3 P. M. and 1% P. M. Preaching in the Zion M. E. Church, on Pacific street, above Powell, every Sunday at 11 o'clock, a. m., 3p. m., and 7&gt;£ in the evening. Rev. J. J. Moore, Pastor. Dupont Street Baptist Church—The Rev, TIIOB, Ilowell, Pastor.—Preaching every Sunday at 3 and at 1% o'clock, P. M. Sabbath School, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The ordinauce of Baptism will be administered by Rev. Thos. Howell, at 1 o'clock, to-morrow, at the foot of Powell st.
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
15 " " gjidttrtfownrttte. HELP THOSE WHO NEED HELP. A GRAND UNION BANQUET WILL be given at Assembly Hall, corner Post and Kearny sts., on Thursday evening, March 19th. The proceeds are to be applied towards raising a balance of $1500 due on the A. M. Episcopal Church, Powell st„ near Jackson. The tables will be furnished with the best the markets can afford. No pains will be spared to make it the Ne Plus Uultra of Festivals. m! 4 MANHATTAN ISLAND HOUSE, Sacramento City. IF YOU WANT A GOOD COCKTAIL call at No. 57 Third street, Manhattan Island House, Sacramento, and if you want a glass of champaigne for a bit, call at the Manhattan Island House, kept by GEO. VAN BUREN, of New York City. mlO Agreeably to an arrangement made bv the Rev. J. J. Moore, pastor of the Colored Methodist Zion Church, of Ban Francisco, on the 25th of January, 1863, a collection to the amount of one hundred and thirty-six dollars,(sl36) was taken up for the benefit of the contrabands, which was forwarded on the...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 14 March 1863
J6 GEO. W. CHAPIN &lt;fc CO., GENERAL AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO, Find employment for all kinds of Help. House Servants, Cooks, Seamstresses, Grooms, Waiters, Coachmen, Farm Hands, Day Laborers, Mechanics, etc.. With the above, we have a House Brokerage and Real Estate Agency—Rent Houses and Lands, Collect Bills, Money Loaned and Hired, &amp;c., &amp;c. Kearny St., 3d doo* above Clay, lower side of I'iaza. mylO-t f BOARDING HOUSE. For colored people—mes. Turk will accommodate a few respectable colored people with Board, with or without Lodging, or Lodging without board, at her residence on Sacramento street, corner of Chamberlain, nearly opposite the Catholic Church. Mrs. T. will spare no pains to surround her guests with all the comforts of a home, and with a well stocked Larder, and comfortable and neatly furnished Rooms, awaits with confidence the support of the public. Board, with Lodging, per week $7 50 Board, without Lodging, per week.....
Our Contributors. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
Our Contributors. DR. EZRA R. JOHNSON, Rev. J. J. MOORE, Rev. T. M. D. WARD, J. B. SANDERSON, J. M. BELL, WM. 11. YATES, E. P. DUPLEX, WM. 11. FOOTE, WM. 11. HALL, WM. A. SMITH, J. M. WHITFIELD, JACOB FRANCIS, S. B. SERRINGTON, DR. WM, H C. STEPHENSON, CHARLES M. WILSON, A. FERGUSON. And others that will be announced from time to time, with a number of lady con- . tributora. i' . ™ The Appeal will be devoted to the interests of the Colored people of California and to their Moral, Intellectual and Political advancement. AGENTS. The Rev. T. M. D. Ward, Traveling Agent. John G. Coursey, City Agent. James A. Day, Stockton, Cal. Wm. Mills, " James Nichols, Sacramento City. Albert D, Berghart " Isaac Sanks, Grass Valley. J. E. Smith, Yreka. Ed. Duplex, Marysville. Robert Banks, Big Oak Flat. Wm. Smith, San Jose. George Miller, Peteluma. Win. W. Rich, Oakland. Wm. Page, Sonora. A. L. Sanderson, Placerville. Denis Carter, Nevada. Elijah Booth, '• S. P. Clanton, Benicia. E. Hatton, Napa. Isa...
JWertimus. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
Selections. An Autograph.—Lady Franklin was induced, says the Vancouver Chronicle, to affix her signature to the following, written by some enthusiastic individual: " Vancouver is noted for soft water, an abundance of food, love for God, and respect for her neighbors." In the Calif(ft-nia State Treasury, on Saturday week, there was $399,385 40. 2 Reported for the Pacific Appeal. SPEECH OF HON. GEORGE BARSTOW, OF SAN FRANCISCO, In the Assembly, March 4, 1863, on the Testimony Bills. Mr. Speaker—This is a question of right and wrong, arising between the strong and the weak, and it is to be settled by the strong. The question before us is this: Shall a handfull of obscure persons be oppressed by power, or protected by a principle which is above power—l mean the principle of justice—the instinct of civilization? We are called upon to declare that persons liable to commit the same crimes as others, and to be subjected to the same penalties, taxes and injuries, shall havfe the same safegu...
Oup Duty. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
Oup Duty. THE PACIFIC APPEAL. SAN FRANCISCO ; SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1863. As the Testimony Bills have now passed both branches of the Legislature, and as we will hereafter be under the protection of the law, in all our dealings and actions in the respective localities in which our people reside, we should be more guarded than ever against committing any acts that might be construed, by the enemies of our advancemeut, as a consequence of the repeal of those unjust laws. There are many aggravations which white men have to put up with, without resorting to the law, and we must expect to put up with similar aggravations, also, without resorting to the law We should be patient and conciliating, avoiding quarrels and all causes of passionate resentment. And we must not always suppose that every offence that 'may be committed against is altogether in consequence of our color. In our business intercourse throughout the community, if misunderstandings or frivolous disputes arise, rather resort...
Proceedings of the Adjourned Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
Proceedings of the Adjourned Meeting. San Francisco, March 17, 1863. Pursuant to notice, an adjourned meeting was held on the above date, in the church building on Scott street. Rev T. M. D. Ward, chairman of the meeting on the evening of the 9th inst., being absent, Solomon Peneton, Esq., was elected chairman, pro. tem. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The chairman called for the report of the committee on resolutions. Mr. Burris, chairman of the committee, not being prepared to make a final report, made a satisfactory statement why he was unable to get the committee together, and on motion the committee was discharged from further duties. Mr. P. A. Bell moved thai there be a special committee appointed, and hoped that it would be limited to a smaller number than that just discharged from duty, giving as his reason that a large committee, like that appointed at the last meeting, was too cumbersome. Mr. J. G. Wilson thought that a committee of three would be s...
Communications. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
Communications. For the Pacific Appeal. Napa City, March 17, 1863. Mr. Editor —The death of the late Wm. B. Farrell is much to be regretted by his many friends. Mr. Farrell has fully solved the question as to the ability of parents to give their children a good education, if they are determined so to do I made this gentleman's acquaintance early in 1855, since which time 1 have been on the most intimate terms of friendshipijuth him, and I am enabled to write a upon his many virtues, and also for the encouragement of those who have children to educate. Mr. F. was a sober, indnstrious, honest, hard-working man, and with the assistance of his kind wife, he sent his son to a private school iu San Francisco, at a time when teaching was very expensive. This high price of educating was continued until his son was prepared for the college to he was sent some two or three years ago. There he has paid for his board and 10 clothing, and his friends will be glad to hear that he has graduated, a...
■gatot f tUjpphic jtewji. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
■gatot f tUjpphic jtewji. It is stated that tho Confederate loan was freely taken in the Continental market. A rorogee, who arrived within our lines to-day from Charleston, says the rebels have about 400 guns in position around the city. The west side is poorly fortified. A number of iron clad shore batteries in the harbor are mounted with the heaviest guns, and he thinks the city is impregnable from a water approach. The Express, of this city, states that Secretary Chase, 15th, was offered $100,000,000 in gold by European parties, which, at current rates of exchange, would be equivalent to par here. Yazoo Pass has likely gi\ us an advantage not heretofore appreciated. Officers just from the vicinity of Vicksburg say that stronghold must soon capitulate, or do worse. Cincinnati, March 14.—Accounts from Rosecrans are of a gratifying character. Washington, March 14.—The Government is in the r ceipt of a dispatch, from Rosecrans, announcing the evacuation of Vicksburg, according to inf...
m [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 21 March 1863
m African Methodist Episcopal Churcii.— Corner of Powell and Jackson sts.—Rev. T. M. D. Ward will preach at 11 A. M., 3 P. M. and p. m. Preaching in the Zion M. E. Church, on Pacific street, above Powell, every Sunday at 11 o'clock, a. m., 3p. m., and 1)4 i Q the evening. Rev. J. J. Moore, Pastor. Dupont Street Baptist Cfiurcii—The Rev, Thos, Howell, Pastor.—Preaching every Sunday at 3 and at 1)6 o'clock, P. M. Sabbath School, at 10 o'clock, A. M.