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Early Days of My Episcopate
by the Right Rev. William Ingraham Kip, D.D.

New York: T. Whittaker, 1892.


THIS account of the early days of my episcopate was written in the year 1859-1860, with the intention of bequeathing the manuscript to my family, to be put to press after my life had closed, and when the generation of which it speaks should have passed away.

Thirty-one years have come and gone since then. I live to see the fulfilment of many prophecies it makes the death of many hopes it records.

Beyond the allotted span of years, I meet the new generation that I had made my heirs. With me still are many friends of the olden time, to whose solicitations I yield in sending forth this work unaltered from the shape it took when I sat down to write the story of the early days of the Church in California, to bequeath it--as Lord Bacon, in his will, did his "name and memory"--"to the next ages."

SAN FRANCISCO, March, 1891.

Chapter I. The Appointment
Chapter II. Consecration
Chapter III. The Voyage to Aspinwall
Chapter IV. Passage of the Isthmus
Chapter V. Voyage up the Pacific
Chapter VI. Wreck of the "Golden Gate"
Chapter VII. San Diego
Chapter VIII. Departure from San Diego
Chapter IX. San Francisco
Chapter X. Climate
Chapter XI. The First Sunday
Chapter XII. Grace Church
Chapter XIII. Sacramento
Chapter XIV. Stockton
Chapter XV. My First Convention
Chapter XVI. Marysville, Grass Valley and Nevada
Chapter XVII. San Jose
Chapter XVIII. Monterey
Chapter XIX. The Special Convention
Chapter XX. Benicia
Chapter XXI. Southern California
Chapter XXII. Rural Parishes
Chapter XXIII. Return
Chapter XXIV. Conclusion

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