Quotations by Junipero Serra

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Born: Friday, November 24, 1713
Died: Saturday, August 28, 1784 (70 years old)
Profession: Clergyman


As, however, the port in reality lies in thirty-two degrees thirty-four minutes, according to the observations that have been made, they went much beyond it, thus making the voyage much longer than was necessary.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Lies, Reality)

Father Fernando did every thing in his power to assist the sick; and although he arrived much reduced in flesh, he did not become ill, and is now well.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Power, Father, Now)

Here are also the two vessels, but the San Carlos without sailors, all having died of the scurvy, except two.
- Junipero Serra

Here I found those who had set out before me, both by sea and land, except those who have died.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Land, Sea)

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Health, Life, God, May, Years)

Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday, the first of the month, at this port of San Diego, truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: God, Day, Famous, First, Reason, Yesterday)

The people got daily worse from the cold and the bad water, and they must all have perished if they had not discovered the port about the time they did.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Time, People, Water)

The tract through which we passed is generally very good land, with plenty of water; and there, as well as here, the country is neither rocky nor overrun with brush-wood.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Country, Land, Water)

We found on our journey, as well as in the place where we stopped, that they treated us with as much confidence and good-will as if they had known us all their lives.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Confidence, Journey)

We found vines of a large size, and in some cases quite loaded with grapes; we also found an abundance of roses, which appeared to be like those of Castile.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Abundance, Roses)

We have seen Indians in immense numbers, and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive to make a good subsistence on various seeds, and by fishing.
- Junipero Serra
(Keywords: Fishing, Numbers)







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