TAYLOR, Zachary (1784-1850)
Zachary Taylor - California and New Mexico. Message from the president of the United States [Zachary Taylor], Transmitting Information in Answer to a Resolution of the House of the 31st of December, 1849, on the Subject of California and New Mexico. Ho. Of Reps. 31st Congress 1st Session. Ex. Doc 17.
California and New Mexico. Message from the president of the United States [Zachary Taylor], Transmitting Information in Answer to a Resolution of the House of the 31st of December, 1849, on the Subject of California and New Mexico. Ho. Of Reps. 31st Congress 1st Session. Ex. Doc 17.
“This important volume contains the official correspondence and documents relating to California, 1847-1849, and is the most extensive source of authorities covering that period. The conduct of the Mexican war in California; the formation of military provisional government; the transition from territory to state; its constitution, Halleck’s report on land titles; and many other phases of history from an official point of view from the contents. The maps are of the military fortifications of Fort Hill, Monterey, the Presidio, and San Francisco, Lieut. Derby’s map of the route of Gen. Riley through the mining districts in July and August 1849, Fremont’s surveys of California, Beale’s expedition against the Indians, and two maps of Lower California. The importance of this message was so great that Congress had 10,000 extra copies printed.” (Sloan: Volkmann)
“While most of this government publication relates to the war with Mexico and the establishment of military authority in both regions, it does include much information on the newly discovered gold deposits in California. Important are letters from Brevet Major General Persifor F. Smith, preparation for the tour of T. Butler King, and observations of the mining district by Military Governor Bennet Riley in July and August 1849. Lieutenant George Horatio Derby’s map traces Riley’s route” (Kurutz)
Washington: 1850, First Edition, 976 pages, Octavo, Six of Seven maps present, (lacking the map of Beate’s expedition against the Indians. Contemporary half sheep over marbled boards. Binding extremities somewhat rubbed and worn. Occasional light foxing and browning. A few maps with minor tears at folds. Overall a Very Good, sound copy sans one map.
Zamorano 80: 14
Dorothy Sloan: Volkmann, Wagner-Camp 179b;2. Howes C-53
Housed in a Beautiful Brown Linen Clamshell Case with Leather Label