The D. McNeal pilot commissioner certificate (SAFR 230, HDC 469) was presented to D. McNeal by the California Governor H.H.
Haight on April 1, 1870. The certificate designated D. McNeal commissioner of San Francisco Pilots Association under an act
entitled "an act to establish Pilots and Pilot Stations for the Ports of San Francisco, Mare Island, Vallejo, and Benicia"
approved on March 22, 1870. The certificate is signed by the Governor and the Secretary of State H. L. Nichols. This collection
has been processed and is open for use without restriction.