Z.Eldredge lecture: SF Chronicle 26 Oct 1913

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IlfPTOi lOtDfilHiN Mighty jeeds ofDiscpyererpf BayVofKSari Francisco vArer Recounted rWevcelebrsite - the ooinlng of nPortol aet - so muohi beoause of anything In himself though he was a brave and gallants offlceriiutbeoausevih reprer sents the first settlement of California the soldiers led by him became 1U first eltlenav and his advent - was the beginning beginning of civilisation in this SUte said Zoeth - S Eldredge retired banker and author of The Beginnings of San kTranclso la an address given before the Commonwealth Club - at the Palace Hotel yesterday After telling of bow Cortes sent out the first Spanish expedition - to Call fornla from Mexico and how attar the early failures the - territory slept for J8 years after the expedition of Vls - icalno Eldredge - said that It became necessary for Spain to do something to protect its territory on the Paolflc Coast - of America because otv the hos - Uiuty of England At thlsmomentT saldEldredge Don Jose de Calves of - fered to prooeed fromiMsxIco to fortify and garrJson San Dlegos andMonterey He proceeded to the lower peninsula where Don Jasparde Portola who was i Oovernor - i of the Calif ornlaal offered to lead mi expedltlpnov Monterey Portola wass anofflcervof theiregu - ilar army being captaln of dragoons ef the regiment of Spain He had been senfetoithe peninsula ini 1767 to exe - eutei the Kings edict expelling the Jesuits Jrom his dominions He was f the lesser nobility horn1 atBelagueiv Jn the mountains of Catalonia and was At years old This was about all that was knownt Uro - upi to the Ume of xj0 expeaiuon OUSTS JESmT PRIESTS 4 sum TThe Jesuits hmA AataHllak - 4 w yber ot missions In Lower California Portola crossed over from Teplc with a force ot twenty - five wen and pro - Veeeded to oust the eliteen Jesuit - yrlestsi from their mission and to - put Jn their place Father - Junlpero Serra rand hls staff of alxteen Franciscans ijOalvog found available for the - pur jposessof the expedition two small jpacketf boats ths San Carlos and San Antonio He determined to send an expedition br land as well rather than Strut all to the uncertainties of the iaea - VHendratherj Serra deolded1 to jfound missions at San Diego Monterey ibay and one between the iwo Ao - JsrdinglyJ the preparations for the ex - pedltlen prooeededi The prsatdio at Ilfrejo was required to furnish - forty men Ueu tenant Pedro - Fages was skdtOsupportitheiexpeditton with itwentyi - flve regular troops The Lower California missions wore requisitioned 3xofup41esW - V roniaigtB ofjnnarrviT - asLsi stns Ban canos was ready for eea atnsr Berra oieesea tne - expedition ships offloersf and sallora made a nrfoffslxty - two Pageiwasito 1 the chief of the military foroe at smd on land - sj so until tne srrlval i Oovrnor atMonterev Th Bin ltjevftalledthetsameday wl th - a lyewijrvfAiart renwTouB rssi5risropiayr - worerpwtn - sea - UMtst esdiUons were to meet 4fM1am sedltlowjui1dlylde4 swSsst wy v frr rjrKMT Tirr - i rrr - i - - j - uaamrmmrTtWKMiiimrx - TrMximxTiMaiiaTLi mp r - v 1 - jT Tu 1T wcffwwj zm mmjp

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 26 Oct 1913, Sun,
  3. Page 38

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