JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA; AT THEIR FIRST SESSION BEGUN AND HELD AT PUEBLA DE SAN JOSÉ, ON THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1849 [with] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA; AT ITS FIRST SESSION BEGUN AND HELD AT PUEBLA DE SAN JOSÉ, ON THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1849. San José: J. Winchester, State Printer, 1850. 22.4x13.5 cm, two volumes in one: pp. [1-3] 4-570 [571-575] 576-1347 [1348: blank], nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, red and black title pieces affixed to spine panel. First edition. The historic first Senate and House journals of the new State of California. These landmark journals contain all the foundation laws for the new state, accompanying votes, and numerous reports, the organization of House and Senate, election of United States Senators, Governor's messages, establishment of County boundaries, explanation of the derivation of the names of Counties, the proposed State of Deseret with its Constitution, adoption of the civil and common law, establishment of the seat of Government, reactions to the proposed Compromise of 1850, and a host of other significant matters. Greenwood says that, despite the San Jose imprint, the Journals were printed in New York. Greenwood 167n. Calf worn and rubbed, spine ends worn, boards rubbed, scattered foxing, mostly endpapers and preliminary and terminal leaves, a very good copy. Provenance: Formerly held by the Holbrook Library, Pacific School of Religion with their ownership stamp and "withdrawn" stamp on the title page. (#166987).
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