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transition period, when the aflfairs, political, social and eco-
nomic, of the territory were in a somewhat chaotic condition.
General Riley continued to reside at Monterey until July i,
1850, when he returned to the Eastern States. The city of
Monterey voted him a medal of gold weighing one pound,
with a heavy chain composed of nuggets of gold in their native
shapes. One side of the medal was inscribed with this pithy
motto: "The man who came to do his duty and who ac-
complished his purpose," which expressed epigramatically the
general appreciation by the people of his thoroughly prac



Online LibraryHistorical Society of Southern CaliforniaAnnual publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County (Volume yr.1902-1904) → online text (page 14 of 29)