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The capital of California under Spanish and Mexican rule, Monterey was the official site of the American conquest of the region in 1846 and the site of a premature conquest when Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby Jones raised the flag there in 1842, only to discover that the United States and Mexico were not yet at war. Jones politely apologized and left the next day.

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