John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America... (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 567.
San Jose, Ca., c. h. Santa Clara co. 50 miles from San Francisco, is situated in one of the most pleasant and healthy valleys in California. It is well watered, and for 20 miles N. and S. there is a perfect carriage road, with barely a mould of earth to lift a wheel. Its advantages for gardens, fruits, and grains are of the highest order. The quicksilver mines are about 20 miles S. of this city.