The Colonial History of The City of San Francisco: Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by that City and Confirmed to it By That Court. John W. Dwinelle.
The Colonial History of The City of San Francisco: Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by that City and Confirmed to it By That Court.

The Colonial History of The City of San Francisco: Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by that City and Confirmed to it By That Court.

San Francisco: Printed by Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers, 1866. Third Edition. 391pp. Octavo [22 cm] 3/4 black morocco over marbled boards with gilt title and raised bands to backstrip. Front board detached. Internally very good. Complete with all three plates and both maps. Item #3858

San Francisco had filed its claim under the Land Commission Act for four leagues of Pueblo Lands, including the site of the city. The United States resisted the claim on the ground that there never had been any organized Pueblo of San Francisco. To prove the legal existence of the Pueblo the attorney for San Francisco submitted his brief this complete history of the city, with supporting data from the archives and other contemporary sources. The claim was confirmed. This work contains a large number of documents, most of which are inaccessible or were destroyed. The views of the harbor and mission of San Francisco are reproduced from Forbe's 'History of California.' Zamorano 80: 32. Howes D614. Eberstadt 128: 121.

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