YEAR 1854

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A guide to conversation in the English and Chinese languages : for the use of Americans and Chinese in California and elsewhere
Author: Hernisz, Stanislas

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 6, Number 873, 9 January 1854
December 20, 1853 birth of son to F A Bee

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 6, Number 917, 2 March 1854
How the newspaper, El Dorado Repbulican, became the Mountain Democrat

March 4, 1854 Mountain Democrat colunm 5
A. W. Bee had 2000 pounds of Goshen butter for sale.

March 11, 1854 Mountain Democrat
March 9, 1854 birth of son to A W Bee
NOTE: This son was known as Wilson Clapp Bee or Albert Wilson Bee, Jr.
and
Highlights of Albert W. Bee, Jr.'s life

March 11, 1854 Mountain Democrat – column 4
Placerville Lower Precinct and resolutions

March 18, 1854 Mountain Democrat - column 2
A.W. Bee advertised his help to file War Claims.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 934, 22 March 1854
Fight between Chinese groups in Greenwood

Daily Alta California, Volume 3, Number 115, 25 April 1852
Governor Bigler message about Chinese immigration

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 966, 28 April 1854
Albert Bee hosted a party for Mr. Briggs

May 6, 1854 Mountain Democrat, column 6
A. W. Bee advertisement

Daily Alta California, Volume 5, Number 128, 9 May 1854
Theodore Judah arrived to start surveying the Sacramento Valley Railroad

May 13, 1854
Frederick Bee's residence was one of the boundaries of Placerville.
Chapter XVIII, page 140

May 27, 1854 Mountain Democrat – column 5
City meeting

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 1011, 20 June 1854
Progress of Theodore Judah and Sacramento Valley Railroad

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 1032, 15 July 1854
An article about temperatures and an article about Lola Montez

Daily Alta California, Volume 5, Number 208, 29 July 1854
Libertad landed in San Francisco with many dead Chinese passengers.

Read about a battle between two group of Chinese in Weaverville, California.
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

August 12, 1854 The Democrat
Albert W. Bee, Chairman of the Whig County Convention

Daily Alta California, Volume 5, Number 240, 30 August 1854
Meeting of the Chinese

Daily Alta California, Volume 5, Number 250, 9 September 1854
Australia and California gold values

September 16, 1854 Mountain Democrat – column 2
South Fork Canal celebration

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 1122, 27 October 1854
People vs. Hall decision - Chinese cannot give testimony against white people in criminal cases.
and
Reminescences of William M. Stewart - bottom of page 77

November 11, 1854 Mountain Democrat
Placerville Public Schools
The Commissioners of Common Schools for this district, Messrs A. W. Bee¸ Hce L. T. Carr and Albert Spencer, have recently transmitted to the County Superintendant a report of the condition of the schools and a census of the number of children within the district taken by S. A. Grantham, School Marshal.
The number of schools and commissioned teachers is as follows:
Richard Cole,: School No. 1
Mrs. Caroline H. Cole, : School No. 2
Mrs. Mary M. Hadman,: School No. 3
Mrs. Amanda Sanders,:School No. 4
The aggregate number of scholars in attendance and/or in instruction, is 125, and thus far the schools have been supported by parents and guardians.
On the first of January next, the school monies apportioned to this district will become available. The census return shows the number of children in the district to be 290. The money will be apportioned to the teachers of the several schools, and the parents and guardians will be required to pay monthly such sums as will make up a fair compensation for teachers, and pay rent and contingent expenses.
The establishment of those schools, and obtaining a share of the public school fund, will reduce the price of tuition, and enable many to attend who would otherwise be prevented doing so, and it is hoped that the citizens will do all in their power to sustain the schools and keep them in successful operation. The fruits will be apparent as our children grow to manhood, and become useful citizens and ornaments to society.

November 25,1854 Mountain Democrat - column 2
A.W. Bee and wife sued James M. Hutchings for failure to pay debt.

December 9, 1854 Mountain Democrat
"Miss Sarah Pellet addressed large audiences of our citizens on the evenings of Sunday and Monday last, on the subject of a "Prohibitory Liquor Law". The fair orator is evidently well posted on the subject, but we doubt whether her efforts were productive of much good."
Learn more about Sarah Pellet.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 1171, 23 December 1854
A. W. Bee and other owners of brick buildings

California Digital Newspaper Collection > Wide West > 25 December 1854
Chinese in California with illustrations

Read about the American Party (know nothings)

The Rise and Fall of the "Know Nothings" in California

The Rise and Fall of the "Know Nothings" in California (Continued)


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