Book/Printed Material Three years in California [1846-1849]

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Title
Three years in California [1846-1849]
Summary
Walter Colton (1797-1851) of Vermont had a career as clergyman and journalist before sailing to California as naval chaplain of the Congress. In July 1846, Commodore Stockton named him alcalde of Monterey, a post to which he was elected a few months later. He remained in California until 1849, using his time to found the state's first newspaper and building its first schoolhouse. Three years in California (1850) contains Colton's memoirs of that period, including descriptions of the U.S. military occupation of California, social life and customs of Monterey, discovery of gold and firsthand impressions of the Sonora mining camp in the Southern Mines, visits to Stockton and San Jos,̌ John Charles Frm̌ont, the Constitutional Convention of 1849, and California missions.
Contributor Names
Colton, Walter, 1797-1851.
Created / Published
New York, A.S. Barnes & co.; Cincinnati, H.W. Derby & co., 1850.
Subject Headings
-  California--History--1846-1850--Sources
-  California--Description and travel
-  Colton, Walter,--1797-1851
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Facsimile: "Declaration of rights in the constitution of California, and the signatures of the members of the Convention."
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
456 p. front., plates, ports. map, fold. facsim. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .C7
F865 .C7 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.009
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000774
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Walter Colton (1797-1851) of Vermont had a career as clergyman and journalist before sailing to California as naval chaplain of the Congress. In July 1846, Commodore Stockton named him alcalde of Monterey, a post to which he was elected a few months later. He remained in California until 1849, using his time to found the state's first newspaper and building its first schoolhouse. Three years in California (1850) contains Colton's memoirs of that period, including descriptions of the U.S. military occupation of California, social life and customs of Monterey, discovery of gold and firsthand impressions of the Sonora mining camp in the Southern Mines, visits to Stockton and San Jos,̌ John Charles Frm̌ont, the Constitutional Convention of 1849, and California missions.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Colton, Walter. Three years in California -1849. New York, A.S. Barnes & co.; Cincinnati, H.W. Derby & co, 1850. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000774/.

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Colton, W. (1850) Three years in California -1849. New York, A.S. Barnes & co.; Cincinnati, H.W. Derby & co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000774/.

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Colton, Walter. Three years in California -1849. New York, A.S. Barnes & co.; Cincinnati, H.W. Derby & co, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000774/>.