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Incorporated in New York in 1848, with an original Capital of $500,000, subsequently enlarged to the sum of $3,600,000. The California, Oregon and Panama were the first steamers dispatched to the Pacific. The California arrived at this place on the 28th of Feb ruary, 1849, the Oregon 31st March, 1849. The former was deserted by her crew-who went "gold hunting”-and was detained in port several months. The Oregon sailed on the 11th of April on her first return trip. The present Steamers owned by this mammoth company are the Golden Gate, Golden Age, John L. Stephens, Sonora, Northerner, Columbia, Republic, Fremont, Constitution, and the pioneer Steamers, California, Oregon and Panama. The Columbia is engaged in the Oregon trade, and has made 200 voyages without an accident. The Company have lost two Steamers, viz: the Tennessee in March, 1853, and the Winfield Scott, December, 1853, by shipwreck. Not a single life has been lost, however, by explosion or collision, which is certainly creditable to the prudent management of such a fleet of steamers. During the existence of the Company, they have safely conveyed from our shores the gold export of the country, to the enormous extent of from three millions to four millions of dollars per month.




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FORBES & BABCOCK, Agents, Corner Sacramento and Leidesdorff Streets, San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO. Organized March 1, '54. Capital Stock, $2,500,000

The following are the Officers for the present year: President, SAM’L J. HENSLEY; Vice-President, RICH'D M. JESSUP; Secretary, WILLIAM NORRIS; Directors, SAM'L J. HENSLEY, JAMES WHITNEY, JR., ALFRED REDINGTON, E. V. JOICE, WILLIAM NORRIS, R. M. JESSUP, B. M. HARTSHORNE, JOHN BENSLEY and F. F. LOW. Agents — Sacramento, ALFRED REDINGTON; Marysville, HENRY GILMAN; Red Bluff, JAMES S, JOHNSTON; Stockton, J. S. PRATT.


Carrying the United States Mails.

Steamer NEW WORLD, Capt. Sam. SEYMOUR Steamer ANTELOPE, Capt. E. A. POOLE. Steamer HELEN HỆNSLEY, Capt. E. Z.

CLARK. Steamer J. BRAGDON, Capt. D. B. Mosby. Steamer CORNELIA, Capt. E. CONKLIN.

One of the above Steamers will leave Jackson Street Wharf, EVERY DAY, at FOUR o'clock, P. M.

(Sundays excepted,) for SACRAMENTO AND STOCKTON.

Connecting with light draft Steamers for MARYSVILLE, COLUSA AND RED BLUFF.

For further particulars, inquire at the Office of the Company, Corner of JACKSON and FRONT Sts.


Opinions of the Press --- " State Register," Vol. 1.

“ The publication of the STATE REGISTER last year, gave to the public one of the most complete records of the wealth, resources, organization of the government, financial review, etc., of the whole State, that had ever been published in California. To that work we, in common with our cotemporaries, have been greatly indebted for matters of statistical reference within the past year.-- Alta California.

“We have no hesitation in saying that the RÉGISTER is one of the most valuable works that has ever issued from the press. It presents a more accurate and complete description of California than can be found in all other works combined, and a few thousand copies properly disseminated in the Atlantic States, would prove eminently beneficial in removing the load of ignorance that seems to exist there in regard to California.”-S. F. Herald.

“The work has far exceeded the expectations that any person could have ent tained or the success of such an enterprise, considering the great labor and research necessary to such an undertaking. It is a work much needed and well worthy of the patronage of the public.”-San Francisco Prices Current.

“In our references to the volume for the past year, we have invariably found that the tabular statements and information it contained were, in every respect, reliable. We know of no work that has as yet been issued from the press of California, that will at all compare with it in usefulness to business men, and which is so well calculated to give proper information of the vast resources and actual condition of our State. -San Francisco Mer. cantile Gazette.

“We do not hesitate to pronounce this, without reserve, to be the most creditable and at the same time the most useful work issued from the press of our young State. The plan of the work is similar to that of the American Almanac, a standard publication of the highest order, and an indispensable adjunct to the statistical literature of our country. Justly high as that work ranks, we think upon examination the California book will show quite as much ability in compilation and arrangement, and considering the new and crude material out of which it is made up, it will be found, if possible, to be a superior publication. We speak of the STATE REGISTER with peculiar pride, as we are satisfied that it will not only serve to make the resources and character of our State better known abroad, but will also add to the literary and mechanical reputation of our citizens.”

"-Sac. Union, “It is with no ordinary pleasure that we invite the attention of our readers to this valuable volume of facts concerning California. To say that it is by far the most elaborate, complete and reliable statistical work concerning California yet published, would be but a very questionable compliment, inasmuch as nothing has before appeared in any way worthy of the name. The book before us, however, is a full and comprete compilation of facts upon every subject of interest to California. We inust confess that we have never seen 384 pages more carefully filled than those of the STATE REGISTER; and we believe there is not a man within the State who desires to be well informed concerning California, but will feel it a duty to himself and his adopted home to find this ‘YEAR BOOK OF Facts' upon his table."--Hutchings' California Magazine.

“The plan of the work has been carried out with singular fidelity, and as a State work it will not suffer by comparison with that useful book of reference the American Almanac. The commercial, civil and other relations of California, with all our large cities, cannot fail of securing for it a circulation beyond its locality. We commend it with confidence to all who would be well informed in regard to the Golden State.”Hunt's Merchants' Magazine.

“Such a work has been a great desideratum, and its appearance at the present time will be hailed with pleasure by every man, whatever may be his occupation and profession. We have examined the pages of this volume with much care, as well as interest, and we find a great variety of facts and statistics which we consider exceedingly valuable, and which must have cost the compilers much arduous labor and research, as well as heavy expense.

."-San Francisco Globe. “Giving information in regard to everything pertinent to our State in the development of her resources, her industrial branches, literary and scientific institutions, and Federal and State official departments. No work ever emanated from our press which is so well adapted to open the eyes of our Atlantic brethren as to the vast résources within our midst and is better calculated to bespeak confidence, by a dissemination of information, than any other source we are aware of."-Town Talk.

The REGISTER for 1859, contains 420 pages, duodecimo, neatly bound. AT PRICE-- Three Dollars per copy. For the Register for 1857 and 1859, two

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