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California illustrated; including a description of the Panama and Nicaragua routes.
Summary
John M. Letts of New York sailed for California via Panama in January 1849. California illustrated (1853) describes that voyage and his landing in San Francisco. Next he travels to Sacramento and the Northern Mines of the American River, where he describes gambling and crime in the camps, Native Americans, and mining techniques. He devotes considerable attention to politics in the camps, focusing on the California Constitutional Convention and debate on slavery 1849. He describes his trip home, with stops at Sacramento and San Francisco and his return to New York via Panama, with notes on stops in Acapulco, Managua, and Chagres.
Contributor Names
Letts, J. M. (John M.)
Created / Published
New York, R.T. Young, 1853.
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  California--Social life and customs
-  Voyages to the Pacific coast
-  Law--Political aspects--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
vii, [9]-224 p. front., plates. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .L652
F865 .L652 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.077
Library of Congress Control Number
29007555
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John M. Letts of New York sailed for California via Panama in January 1849. California illustrated (1853) describes that voyage and his landing in San Francisco. Next he travels to Sacramento and the Northern Mines of the American River, where he describes gambling and crime in the camps, Native Americans, and mining techniques. He devotes considerable attention to politics in the camps, focusing on the California Constitutional Convention and debate on slavery 1849. He describes his trip home, with stops at Sacramento and San Francisco and his return to New York via Panama, with notes on stops in Acapulco, Managua, and Chagres.
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Letts, J. M. California illustrated; including a description of the Panama and Nicaragua routes. New York, R.T. Young, 1853. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/29007555/.

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Letts, J. M. (1853) California illustrated; including a description of the Panama and Nicaragua routes. New York, R.T. Young. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/29007555/.

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Letts, J. M. California illustrated; including a description of the Panama and Nicaragua routes. New York, R.T. Young, 1853. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/29007555/>.