Notes

Notes
1
H. H. Bancroft, History of California (1886-90), II, 729
2
Letter to the Rt. Rev. Alexander Macdonell, Sept. 7, 1830, Yarmouth near St. Thomas, Canada (manuscript, archives of archdiocese of Toronto).
3
Patrick Breen, certificate of naturalization, Oct. 15, 1844, West Point, Lee County, Iowa (manuscript, Bancroft Library).
John Breen, "Pioneer Memories" (manuscript, Bancroft Library), p. 3
John A. Hussey, "California's Day-Book," Calif. Hist. Soc. Quarterly, XXV (June 1946), 121-31.
4
John Breen, op. cit., p. 4.
5
Bancroft, ibid., p. 782
V, 530-37 passim.
6
John Breen, op. cit., p. 9
Bancroft, op. cit., V, 528, 708.
7
Virginia Reed Murphy, A Happy Issue, ed. by Lucia S. deWolf (Stanford, 1935).
8
Bancroft, op. cit., V, 534
Diary oj Patrick Breen, with introduction and notes by George R. Stewart (San Fran- cisco: Book Club of California, 1946).
Charles F. Mc- Glashan (The History of the Donner Party, Truckee, 1879, p. 75)
9
Catherine Breen Nyland, granddaughter of Patrick Breen, in an interview with the present author, August 18,1951.
10
John Breen, op. cit., pp. 47, 50.
11
Bancroft, op. cit., IV, 749-50.
12
Bancroft, op. cit., IV, 715-16.
13
Edwin Bryant, What I Saw in California (New York, 1848, pp. 309-12)
14
Bancroft, op. cit., II, 694 and 695.
15
Bancroft, op. cit., V, 757.
16
Bancroft, op. cit., II, 750.
17
William T. Sherman in History of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties (Chicago, 1925),p. 84.
18
Bancroft, op. cit., II, 751-52.
20
Hon. James F. Breen, "Personal and Historical Reminiscences of San Benito County," History of San Benito County (San Francisco, 1881).
22
John Breen, op. cit., p. 75.
23
Bancroft, op. cit., II, 729.
24
John Breen, op. cit., p. 62.
25
Quarterly, March 1953, p. 89.
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