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Megquier 1 Chapter II. Second Journey: To San Francisco via Nicaragua, April 1852 to March 1854 Mary Jane Megquier & Thomas L. Megquier 75 Chapter III. E. Sherwood's Pocket Guide to California, 1849 5 Thomas L. and Mary Jane Megquier, from a Daguerreotype, Early 1850s {1993} 11 Angeline, John Otis, and Arthur Selwyn Megquier, from a Daguerreotype, Early 1850s {1993} 18 View of San Francisco, February 1850, Letterhead Lithographed in Gold 51 Great Fire in San Francisco, May 4, 1850, Lithographed Letterhead 54 Execution of José Forni, December 10, 1852, Lithographed Letterhead 111 Lola Has Come!

A farmer in Turner, he was elected Deacon in 1814 of the newly organized Baptist Church which held its first services in his barn. Rev. R. , From its Settlement to 1886 (Portland: Hoyt, Fogg & Donham, 1887), p. 123. {1993} Page 2 I am very anxious to hear from you. I want to know how the new Dr succeeds. I am aware there are some that do not feel very friendly towards Dr M{egquier} because he left without settling, but I think he done the very best he could, and if he should succeed they will be amply repaid for all their kind feelings to him.

9. See in particular, Jessie Benton Fremont, Year of American Travel {New York: Harper and Brothers, 1878}, pp. 4-67, 104-21, and Mallie Stafford, The March of Empire Through Three Decades {San Francisco: Geo. , 1884}, pp. 8-63. For good summaries of women's journeys to California via Panama, see Glenda Riley, "Women on the Panama Trail to California, 1849-1869," Pacific Historical Review 55 {November 1986}: 53 -48 and Joann Levy, They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush {Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1990}, pp.

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