History of California
and Mission Days in Alta California," by Guadalupe Vallejo
in California Before the Gold Discovery,"
Buena Before the Gold Rush
- Gen. Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt
Montgomery Ends Indian Slavery
AN ORDINANCE WHEREAS, the local name of Yerba Buena, as applied to the
settlement or town of San Francisco, is unknown beyond the district; and has
been applied from the local name of the cove, on which the town is built:
Therefore, to prevent confusion and mistakes in public documents, and that
the town may have the advantage of the name given on the public map;
IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, that the name of SAN FRANCISCO shall hereafter be used in all official communications and public documents, or records appertaining to the town.
Washington Bartlett, Chief magistrate
January 30, 1847