March 5 – March 6 1853

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Mar 5th 1853

houses made of round sticks & Bam
boo cane & covered with flag leaves.
We next landed safe at the pacific
hotel after dark & we paid for supper Breakfast

Mar 5         lodging & dinner each 2.50

”      ‘            in the town of san wan del ser

Sunday      I got up early took a stroll Bro.
Johnathan1 bying at anchorage a few
hund. yrds opposite our hotel in looking
around at the high clifts I saw  cac
tases 6 inches in diameter & 8 or 10 ft
high, I had likd to forgotten to men
tion the mile high mountains in
lake nickarauga & the clowds
hanging around their top.  I saw
many natives stark naked, good
sweat oranges, 1 cent apiece, it is
here considrd fall season, the

Mar 6 Sunday 1853

road we traveld over yesturday
was quite dry & dusty though
it raind every day when we
first landed at mouth San
Wan river, it is spelld Juan.
After Breckfast went in aba
thing, & our trunks is com
ing in all well, the first thing
that saluted my ears was the
Brakers of the sea & at this place & continu
& continu to roar while I rite
standing near the waters edge.
”      6           to oranges & Lemons               1.00
”      ‘            to passage to steamer each   2.50
”      ‘            to paid for trunks—
we went on board sunday eve &
bid adiue to san wan del ser
I hour before sunset our course

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  1. A paddle steamer built in 1851 and purchased by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1852. Crashed off the coast of Crescent City, CA in 1865