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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight,
BY HENRY G. LANGLEY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for Northern District of California.
PAGE 43.-Last line, for J. P. Whye read W. P. Whyte.
per The printing of the present volume of the STATE REGISTER was commenced August 10th, 1858. For the changes and alterations that have taken place during the progress of the work through the press, and up to the date of publication, December 15th, 1858, see Addenda, page 413.
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In presenting to the public the second volume of the CALIFORNIA STATE REGISTER, the editor deems it only necessary to refer to the plan and character of the work, confident that the usefulness of such a compilation, if prepared with the ability and industry that many competent judges have ascribed to this, will insure for its support a patronage sufficient to secure its regular appearance hereafter. The following extract from the “Salutatory" of the first volume, is sufficient to explain the objects sought to be attained by the publication of the REGISTER:
“The plan of the REGISTER will be to embrace in each volume full and reliable statistics, concerning each branch of the resources of the State, and a complete exhibit of the finances thereof, including the different county and municipal organizations, carefully prepared and arranged, from information obtained through official or other reliable sources. The Agricultural, the Mining, the Commercial, the Mechanical and the Manufacturing interests, shall each receive such attention as will best illustrate their character, importance and extent. The REGISTER will also contain such data connected with the operations of the different departments of Government—Federal and State, as will be consistent with its general plan, together with the names of the officers in charge thereof, and such reference to the history and progress of the different States as may prove attractive to its pages."
How far the editor has fulfilled the promises contained in the above, can be better determined by an examiuation of the work itself, than by any evidence in his favor that could be presented here.
The material from which the present volume of the REGISTER has been compiled, was obtained from official or other reliable sources. Since the announcement of the work, in May last, nearly two thousand communications have been addressed to gentlemen in every section of the State, including the officers of the Federal, State and Municipal governments, and to those engaged in developing the resources of the State. In this manner and by the cooperation of numerous correspondents, a large amount of data was obtained, which, together with what the editor himself has been able to procure, directly, have formed the basis of the present compilation.
An examination of the present volume of the REGISTER will show that it possesses superior claims over its predecessor. In its compilation, the editor has not only aimed to make more complete the information contained in the first volume, but he has also endeavored to make such improvements in its arrangement, and such additions to its general plan, as would still further increase the usefulness of the work and make it a valuable manual of reference to every resident of the State. The list of the officers and the data of operations of the different branches of Government, Federal and State, have been prepared with care and will be found very complete and reliable. The abstract of the general laws of the State, one of the new features of the present volume, is a useful source of information for every resident of the State. In the department of the Resources of California, a reliable abstract is presented of the progress and present condition of the different branches of our home industry, together with a variety of useful facts connected therewith. With this brief explanation, the editor again submits the "results of his labors to the attention and consideration of the public, and only asks that indulgence for any defects existing therein, that is reasonable upon due appreciation of the numerous difficulties usually attendant at the commencement of similar undertakings.”
The thanks of the editor are respectfully tendered to the officers of State and the heads of departments, Federal and State, to the different county officers, and to his numerous contributors and correspondents throughout the State, for important and valuable information. He would express his obligations particularly to Hon. F. Forman, Hon. A. J. Moulder, G. W. Whitman, Esq., B. F. Washington, Esq., T. J. Henley, Esq., C. L. Weller, Esq., Charles Forman, Esq., A. A. Sargent, Esq., A. B. Paul, Esq., J. S. Skinner, M. D., J. J. Warner, Esq, H. H. Moore and C. Ferguson, Esqs. To H. Gibbons, M. D., for his valuable series of meteorological tables on the climate of San Francisco, and to Thomas M. Logan, M. D., of Sacramento, for an important article on the climatology of California. He would also again express his thanks to Messrs. Valentine & Co., to whom the typographical department was intrusted and to whom the work is much indebted for the exceedingly attractive appearance which it presents.
The editor of the STATE REGISTER bereby invites the correspondence of those who may be friendly disposed towards the enterprise in which he is engaged. Their correspondence shall at all times receive his most respectful attention, and any suggestions which they may deem it necessary to make, relative to this or future volumes of the work, will be promptly considered. Communications to be addressed “Editor of the STATE REGISTER, San Francisco, Cal.” The REGISTER for 1860 will be issued early in January of that year, if sufficient encouragement be extended to the present work to warrant its publication.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 15, 1858.
UNITED STATES AND THE OFFICERS THEREOF.
CALIFORNIA AND THE OFFICERS THEREOT.
85 Department of Public Instruction 88
Assembly-Post-Office address of
Board of Examiners.....
86 Board of Examiners, War Claims 89
Board of Land Commissioners...... 89 10. Assembly Districts..........
STATISTICS - FINANCES, PUBLIC LANDS, ETC.