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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Wednesday, 6 Nov 1861<<
FROM OREGON to CALIFORNIA -- A small party of emigrants passed through this city yesterday from Oregon en route to the Pajaro Valley, where they intend to permanently settle. They left Oregon City on the 30th ult., near which place they had resided since 1851; but an opportunity offering for settlement in a locality more agreeable, both in point of climate and soil, they concluded to accept it, and accordingly disposed of their farm in Oregon, taking with them what was necessary for the wants of the trip, and started southward. They report heavy rains until they crossed the boundary line, since which time they have had none. The people in the Northern part of the State complain bitterly at the absence of rain, the roads being in such dusty condition as to render them almost impassible. The party consists of Mr. HUNGATE, wife and 2 children, and several persons, all old residents of Oregon, who are in search of a location for settlement in California. They came by the Scott Mountain route, which they pronounce inferior to that by way of the Sacramento river.
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