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Title: Frémont and '49 : the story of a remarkable career and its relation to the exploration and development of our western territory, especially of California
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935
Subjects: Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 Discoveries in geography Explorers
Publisher: New York London : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
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rds, and amongthem I saw a yotmg Spanish woman from Taos, whom Ifound to be Beckwiths wife. Beckwourth, it may be men-tioned, had enjoyed many wives, mainly Indian. Thisone, born Sefiorita Louise Sandeville, he had married thissame year in San Fernandez de Taos, New Mexico, where hehad operated a store to trade with Indians. He had thencome north, and before the end of the year established him-self at what is now Pueblo, Colorado, but in 1844 he wenton to Los Angeles, California. He makes no note of meetingFremont at this time but later speaks of wishing to join him inthe conquest of the Golden State, saying, Colonel Fremontwas at that junctiure approaching from Oregon with a force,if combined with the Americans resident there (in Cali-fornia), sufficient to conquer the whole country.^ As ^ The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth. Written from his owndictation by T. D. Bonner. New York, Harpers, 1856. A new edition wasprinted in recent years. ^ Beckwourth Autobiography, p. 474.
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8- St. Vrains Fort 65 Beckwourth had then ranged California from north to southfor some time, and also knew thoroughly all western con-ditions, his testimony as to this adequacy of Fremontsforces is important. But Beckwourth says he could noteffect a juncture with Fremont. Instead he made hisescape from the country, taking with him, by the way, 1800stray horses found roaming on the ranches. This wasprobably the time that the redoubtable Pegleg Smith refersto. On this grand raid he (Pegleg) had six white men andabout one hundred and fifty Indians, according to Rubi-deaux, Jim Beckwourth having preceded the party as a spy,according to Colonel Williams. . . . Jim spied out the landand when Pegleg appeared in the Cajon Pass was ready tocounsel and guide him. When Beckwourth got back tohis fort at Pueblo, Colorado, he found his wife, Louise,married again, deceived by a false communication. Sheoffered herself back, but Beckwourth declined the offer.On the loth of July, Fremont and his small

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