Friday, March 23, 2007

Judah Departs for the East

From: KyleWyatt@aol.com

Thought you all might find the attached interesting, from a San Francisco genealogy web site that among other things records the comings and goings of Pacific Mail steamships - although likely missing some of them. Judah departed for the east aboard the Pacific Mail steamship St Louis, which departed from San Francisco on Oct. 3, 1863. Clearly the Oct 9 letter to Dr. Strong was written while in route to Panama.

This means that Judah departed San Francisco (much less Sacramento) before the Gov Stanford arrived in Sacramento (although it is possible they crossed paths in San Francisco), and before the first rail was laid.

Does anyone know when Judah actually departed Sacramento?

—Kyle


Judah Departs for East October 3, 1863
Pacific Mail Steam Ship Line Steamer St Louis

San Francisco History
Events of 1863

Jan. 4. The P. M. Steamship St. Louis arrived with a large number of passengers from the East.
Jan. 10. The P. M. Steamship St. Louis left for Panama with treasure amounting to $893,790 50.
Feb. 21. The P. M. steamer St. Louis left for Panama with treasure, amounting to $1,239,345 04.
June 3. The P. M. steamship St. Louis left for Panama with treasure amounting to $955,698 64.
July 9. P. M. steamship St. Louis arrived with a large number of passengers.
July 13. P. M. Steamship St. Louis left for Panama with treasure amounting to $889,094 81.
Oct. 3. St. Louis sailed with $1,633,387 57.
[Judah was on board this trip.]

Nov. 13. St. Louis sailed with $895,310 30.
Dec. 19. P. M. S. S. St. Louis sailed with $1,606,437 24 in treasure.