Passengers, Seaports, Captains
Arrive San Francisco
March 30, 1873
SS Moses Taylor
Captain James H. Blethen
From Honolulu, Hawaii
March 30, 1873, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
The steamship Moses Taylor arrived at San Francisco March 30th, 12 days from Honolulu, which port she left on the 18th of March, bringing the New Zealand mails.
The Hawaiian news by the Moses Taylor is unimportant.
The new King of Hawaii, William C. Lunalilo, had made a tour of the Islands in the United States steamer Benicia. King Lunalilo will come to San Francisco with General Schofield and make a tour of the United States for the purpose of studying our institutions.
Lunalilo's cabinet consists of three American gentlemen and one Scotchman by birth. They will look after the Sandwich Islands while the King is on a visit to this and other States of the Union.
Passengers and Merchandise to I. W. Raymond.
March 29, Sacramento Daily Union: The steamer Moses Taylor is due from Honolulu tomorrow. This will be her last trip in the Webb Lines.
300 bchs bananas, 3 pkgs saddlery, 1 bag 1 pcl 2 bxs specie; 250 bags rice; 23 do. coffee; 432 kegs sugar, 1 box tallow, 595 bls wool, 32 lambs, 4 cs 1 box 1 pkg mdse.
Per Moses Taylor: N. Dabovich; Spruance, Stanley & Co; H. Johnson & Co; J. C. Johnson; H. W. Hyman; Bank of California; Yung Kee; J. C. Merrill & Co; Williams, Blanchard & Co; A. M. Severance; Wells, Fargo & Co; W. H. McClellan; Cutting & Co; Drexel, Morgan & Co; Watt & McLennan; Cross & Co; J. Blake; J. Brown; Order.
April 26, 1873, Daily Alta California, San Francisco
The steamship Moses Taylor, having done service as a pest-ship, has been fumigated and cleaned up, is now lying alongside Oriental Wharf waiting for further orders. She will probably soon be used in the Southern Coast trade.
We are in receipt, per Moses Taylor,
of a consignment of Leicesther Sheep from the flocks of R. & R. McLean
and Merino Bucks from the Bucks of Bates, Slow & Co., New Zealand.
These are all picked sheep and of the purest blood.
For participation, incquire of ASHON & SHOOBERT,
or WATT & McLENNAN
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