History of the Pacific States of North America

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CASTILLO DE SAN JOAQUIN. 699 especially as earthworks and fascines were thought to be useless here. The fort was completed and blessed under the name of San Joaquin on December 8, 1794, the eight guns of the battery being mounted, the sentry-box, casemate, and other necessary buildings being attached, and nothing more being required but a garrison to prevent any hostile vessel from entering were of adobes, faced in the embrasures with bricks. The annexed plan is from an original in my possession.

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