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and Clearance-The Crew-A Mutiny--Quelled- Poor Accommodations—A Night in Anger
CHAPTER FIFTH.–First Rapid-An Unfortunate Individual-A Step Backward-Several
Individuals in a State of Excitement-Tin Pans not exactly the thingA Breakfast Extin-
Basket-Poverty of the Inhabitants and their Dogs-Arrival at Gorgona,
CHAPTER TWELFTH --Sutter's Fort-A Herd of Cattle--"Lassoing) -Rio de los Ameri-
ried up"-Incentives to Exertion--Canalling a Bar,
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHTH.-Sail for Home--Pass the "Golden Gate”-Sad Condition
of the Passengers-Graves at the Base of the Snowy Mountains-Land Recedes-Luxuries on
Board—A Death and Burial-Another Death-Whales and Porpoises ve sus Serpents of Fire-
INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE
PANAMA AND NICARAGUA ROUTES.
SAIL FROY NEW YORK-OUR PILOT LEAVES US-LAND RECEDES FROY VIEW-SEA
SICKNESS-A WHALE-ENTER THE GULF STREAM-ENCOUNTER A GALE-ENTER THE TROPIC OF CANCER—"LAND, no!—CAYCOS AND TURK'S ISLANDS-ST. DOMINGO-CUBA -EXTER THE CARIBBEAN SEA-SPORTING-SUNDAY-STANDING IN FOR THE PORT OF CHAGRES-BEAUTIFUL SCENE-DROP ANCHOR.
DEAR READER :—If you have visited California, you will find nothing in these pages to interest you; if you have not, they may serve to kill an idle hour. On the 27th of January, 1849, having previously engaged passage, I had my baggage taken on board the bark “Marietta," lying at Pier No. 4, East River, preparatory to sailing for Chagres, en route to California. It was 9, A.M. A large concourse of friends and spectators had • collected on the pier to witness our departure, and after two hours of confusion and excitement, we let go our hawser-and, as we swung around into the stream, received the last adieus of our friends on shore. We were taken in tow by a steam-tug, and were soon under way, our bowsprit pointing seaward. We occupied our time, while running down the bay, in writing notes to our friends, our pilot having kindly volunteered to deliver them. We passed Forts Hamilton and Diamond at 1, P.m., and at three had made Sandy Hook. Our pilot's boat, which had been laying off, came along side to receive him; we gave our last thoughts into his charge, and bade him adieu.