This diary is a daily account, written by Jabez Davis Hawks, of the trials his party endured when they left the schooner “San
Juan” at San Domingo on August 11, 1849, and set out on foot for San Diego. The party initially had trouble obtaining mules
and horses to pack their belongings; later, their guide stole a mule and abandoned them in unfamiliar surroundings. The resulting
hunger and dehydration caused some of the horses to die. Eventually the party did reach San Diego on October 2, 1849, where
they boarded a ship for San Francisco. The journey concluded on October 10, 1849, when their ship docked in San Francisco.
Jabez Davis Hawks was born in Richfield, Otsego, New York on 11/21/1811 to James Hawks and Laura Davis. He passed away on
05/11/1869 in San Francisco, California.