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Bee Street in Sausalito, California

Articles in the Marin Journal about Sausalito
Courtesy of the Marin County Library collection

Sausalito Past and Present
Sausalito Land and Ferry and railroad history
German Savings Bank
Bernhard Gattel and Congregation Emanu-El

Short biography of Anson Burlingame

British Medical Journal mentioned 1868 and 1869 smallpox in San Francisco

The New West: California in 1867-1868

The Chinaman as he is by George B. Morris

Mrs. A. W. Bee in Langley San Francisco City Directory

Mrs. A.W. Bee and history of property in Clinton, New York
Thank you to John Burdick and Clinton Historical Society

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6540, 10 February 1868
Election of officers of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company

Note: F A Bee was on the losing side. The losing side formed a separate coalition of officers. W.S. Burns, of the losing side, complained that the winning side was able to add 10,000 shares owned by Louis McLane to the winning side’s total. Louis McLane was the President of Wells Fargo.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 34, Number 5263, 10 February 1868
Judge affirmed results of Election of officers of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company
Go to 22 January 1869 to read about reversal of decision

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6541, 11 February 1868
Letter to the Editor recommended that Barlow Bee and others receive funding from California Legislature.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 34, Number 5277, 26 February 1868
Reverend Dr. Stebbins, Frederick Law Olmstead and plans for UC Berkeley

Redwood railways; a story of redwoods, picnics, and commuters
This book reported that Fred McCrellish induced F. A. Bee to join the San Francisco & Humboldt Railroad Company.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6563, 4 March 1868
San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad Company articles of incorporation filed.
The railroad was to start at a point near Sausalito.

Transcription of articles of Association

Senator Saunders introduced Senate Bill no. 422
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 34, Number 5284, 5 March 1868
Senate Bill no. 422 introduced so guardians of estate of A. W. Bee can sell or mortgage real estate.
Senate Bill no. 422 progressed through Legislature.
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5302, 26 March 1868
Defeat of Senate bill no. 422
Senate No 422- An act to authorize the guardian of certain minors to sell or mortgage their real estate – was very hotly debated by Messrs. Tuttle, Dwinelle, Middleton, Steele and others, and on its passage was lost – ayes 39, noes 36
Senate Bill no. 422 defeated in Assembly.
John W. Dwinelle 9th district,Charles A. Tuttle 20th district,John Middleton 8th district, Elijah Steele 28th district
John W. Dwinelle drowned in Port Costa in 1881.
and Finding aid of John Dwinelle papers
Charles A. Tuttle
John Middleton
Elijah Steele
John Henry Saunders
This article is interesting because it mentions Dwinelle and Saunders in connection with Donner vs. Palmer.
This excerpt is interesting because it reveals that Donner vs. Party had an impact on the rights of minors to hold property."As early as 1864, the California Supreme Court recognized the right of a minor, or infant, to take possession of vacant lands and to hold them in his own right in the same manner as an adult. Lackman v. Wood, 25 Cal. 187 (1864). In Donner v. Palmer, 31 Cal. 500 (1867), that same court again upheld the right of minors to hold property, noting that under prior (Mexican) law, a minor could take and hold title by grant. The Donner case subsequently was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Palmer v. Low, 98 U.S. 1, 25 L.Ed. 60 (1878), an unsuccessful ejectment action against the successors of the minor. The Supreme Court stated that, under California law, [w]hile infants cannot make grants, they may accept them. 98 U.S. at 16. This was again confirmed in Oyama v. California, cited above. There, the Supreme Court noted that, by federal statute and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the states must accord to all citizens the right to take and hold real property, and it stated: California, of course, recognizes both this right and the fact that infancy does not incapacitate a minor from holding realty. 322 U.S. at 640."
Mark Twain reported on Donner vs. Palmer, "STILL PENDING. -- The superanuated case of Donner vs. Palmer and others, still drags its slow length along in the Twelfth District Court. A portion of yesterday was occupied in discovering a similarity between a letter L in one part of a certain record and the same letter written in another place in the book."

March 18, 1868
"An Act to authorize the County of Sonoma to donate bonds to a railroad" approved - Sonoma County Railroad Company would benefit.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6587, 28 March 1868
John Muir arrived in San Francisco on the steamship Nebraska.
Ah Fong worked for the John Muir family from 1897 till 1914.

“On April 2, 1868, Samuel Throckmorton, John Turney and James Boyd sold 1,164 acres of the Rancho Sausalito to nineteen businessmen for $440,000."
From “Sausalito Moments in Time“ by Jack Tracy
Original Partners of the Sausalito Land and Ferry Company
Map of Sausalito Land and Ferry Company
Certificate of incorporation for the Sausalito Land and Ferry Company
and
Sausalito News, Volume 1, Number 1, 12 February 1885
SAUSALITO, PAST AND PRESENT
and
Sausalito News, Volume 18, Number 26, 28 June 1902
The Sausalito Land and Ferry Company was incorporated on September 27, 1869.
Certificate of incorporation for the Sausalito Land and Ferry Company
and
Sausalito News, Volume 1, Number 1, 12 February 1885
SAUSALITO, PAST AND PRESENT
and
Sausalito News, Volume 18, Number 26, 28 June 1902
The Sausalito Land and Ferry Company was incorporated on September 27, 1869.
More newspaper articles

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5311, 6 April 1868
Colonel Bee addressed crowd in Petaluma about San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad.
Memoirs of Asbury Harpending
Redwood Railways

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6601, 11 April 1868
Meeting of advocates for California Labor Exchange
Note: E. Bosqui was a committee member.See April 24, 1869 article in Marin Journal.

April 15, 1868 Reese River Reveille


Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5326, 23 April 1868
California Labor Exchange scheduled to open on April 27, 1868.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6617, 27 April 1868
Notice about laborers hired for work in Sausalito on the San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6619, 29 April 1868
Grand Chinese banquet

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5333, 1 May 1868
Chinese Embassy banquet

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6627, 7 May 1868
Progress of San Francisco Humboldt Railroad

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6625, 5 May 1868
More laborers needed in Sausalito

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6627, 7 May 1868
Sausalito and San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad
Note: Bee Street in Sausalito is named after Frederick Bee. See picture above.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6640, 11 May 1868
Petaluma is chosen as northern route for San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad. Vallejo lost the election.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6644, 24 May 1868
Marin County railroad to be built by San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad.

Polynesia Land Company
West Coast Times , Issue 843, 5 June 1868, Page 4 New Zealand
Otago Daily Times 12 October 1868 New Zealand
Sketches in Polynesia - The Fijis
Lyttelton Times 26 October 1868 New Zealand
This company is NOT the same as the company formed in 1871 in San Francisco.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5362, 3 June 1868
Widow of A.W. Bee had telegrams at telegraph office.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6658, 7 June 1868
Advertisement of lots for sale in Sausalito, California

New York banquet for Chinese Embassy

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6678, 27 June 1868
San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad building line from Petaluma to Santa Rosa

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5384, 29 June 1868
San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad building line from Petaluma to Santa Rosa

F. A. HORNBLOWER v. C. W. DUDEN decision

Daily Alta California, Volume XX, Number 6684, 3 July 1868
Mark Twain gave a lecture at the Mercantile Library in San Francisco.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6686, 6 July 1868
Colonel Bee gave Fourth of July speech. Section of San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad dug up.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6688, 8 July 1868
Election of officers for San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6699, 19 July 1868
F A Bee arrived in Petaluma with workers to extend railroad to Santa Rosa. Completion was scheduled for the end of January, 1869.

July 24, 1868 Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States
Page 528 J. Ross Browne letter regarding Chinese colonization in Mexico

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5407, 25 July 1868
Credit Mobilier lawsuit
Reminescences of Senator William M. Stewart

July 27, 1868
Pages 531 to 544 Letter from Daniel Cleveland to J. Ross Browne, United States Minister to China
from United States Department of State / Executive documents printed by order of the House of Representatives, during the third session of the fortieth Congress, 1868-'69
Daniel Cleaveland and the Burlingame Treaty

Treaty with China July 28, 1868

Congressional policy of Chinese immigration published in 1916

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6714, 3 August 1868
Burlingame Treaty

September, 1868 Overland Monthly
Reverend Loomis wrote "The Six Chinese Companies".

aily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6751, 9 September 1868
Accident occurred near Barlow Bee's residence in San Jose, California.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5449, 12 September 1868
F A Bee in Petaluma

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6769, 27 September 1868
Colonel Bee was rapidly pushing ahead railroad to Petaluma, California.

What the Railroad Will Bring Us by Henry George

Frederick Alonzo Bee signed the Great Register on October 3, 1868. The Register indicated that Mr. Bee was a railroad agent who lived in Petaluma.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6775, 4 October 1868
Status of Petaluma railroad

October 22, 1868 San Francisco Call article about earthquake

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6795, 24 October 1868
Earthquake in Petaluma, San Francisco and elsewhere

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6795, 24 October 1868
Facts about earthquakes
The author concluded that San Francisco was not at risk of serious damage from an earthquake.

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6812, 10 November 1868
Earthquake in Petaluma Valley

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6832, 30 November 1868
Petaluma and the railroad


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