|Source (U.S. Flag would have had fewer stars in the 1840's)|
Three years in California [1846-1849] ̈ by Rev. Walter Colton, U. S. N...
Thursday Feb. 11: Two of the officers of Gen. Castro sent through me to day to Com. Shubrick, applications for permission to return to Mexico. They are very poor, having received no pay since our flag was raised.
There has been, I apprehend, quite as much love of country in the Californian as the American, in the storm of battle which has swept over this land.