Title:Historical facts and incidents relating to the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Mexican War: with reminisences[sic]
of life in California from 1849-1856 and operations of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856 : photocopy of typescript,
Creator/Contributor:Pinto, Francis E., 1823-, creator
Creator/Contributor:Rose, George Stanton.
History of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Mexican War is preceded by autobiographical material about the childhood
of Francis E. Pinto. His reminiscences describe his decision to go to California with his future brother-in-law John Laimbeer,
their voyage on the steamers Isthmus and Panama and arrival in San Francisco on Feb. 28, 1849 aboard the Panama, the first
steamer to enter the harbor. Later Pinto tells of his trip via Stockton to the mines at Carson's Hill, life there and its
hardships, and his job as provisioner for his mining partners. Going into business in 1850 with his friend Martin Waterman
resulted in the establishment of a firm selling supplies to the miners, known in Stockton as Pinto, Jordan and Co. and in
San Francisco as Waterman, Jordan and Co., which enjoyed success in marketing goods as well as losses due to fires and other
hazards. Includes Pinto's activities with the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco, and transcriptions of related documents.
Also includes Genealogical Study of the Carleton and Pinto Families with allied branches in America... by George Stanton Rose,
Pinto, Jordan and Company.
Waterman, Jordan and Company.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Regimental histories -- New York (State) -- 1st Regiment
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Regimental histories -- Personal narratives
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Vigilance committees -- California -- San Francisco
Fires -- California -- San Francisco -- Personal narratives
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Calaveras County
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Commerce
Stockton (Calif.) -- Commerce
1 box (.2 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 98/90 c