Excerpt from William H. Ellison, ed., The Life and Adventures of George Nidever [1802–1883]: The Life Story of a Remarkable California Pioneer Told in his Own Words, and None Wasted. Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin: Southwest Monuments and Parks Association, 1984. 37–38.
Having got the Indians together on the Island, they took them to the beach and put them on board the schooner [Peor es Nada]. They then took them directly to San Pedro having, however, left one Indian woman on the Island. Of the exact manner in which she was left I do not now remember, but am under the impression that [Isaac] Sparks told me that it happened in this way. Having got all of the Indians down on the beach, one of the women wanted to go back to their ranchería for her child that had been left behind, which she was allowed to do. While she was absent, a strong wind sprang up and, fearing for the safety of the schooner should they wait longer, they put off from shore and ran before the wind.