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John Bigler 1856 Mortgage for Sacramento Property

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Paper Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 600.00 USD
John Bigler 1856 Mortgage for Sacramento Property
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
John Bigler (1803-1871) was the first elected governor of the State of California (1852-1856). Bigler ran a newspaper in Pennsylvania through 1835, when he left to go to Law School. He came to California in 1849. He worked odd jobs in Sacramento, then turned to politics, where he found his calling. He was elected to the Sate Legislature in 1849, became Speaker of the Assembly in 1850, and elected California's first Governor in 1852. Bigler possessed and promoted anti-Chinese sentiment, primarily for immigration. He also worked to abolish unnecessary state offices. This is a Philadelphia PA mortgage from September, 1856 for property in Sacramento for three town lots between I and H streets and 14th and 15th streets. John Bigler and his wife Elizabeth secured a loan for $4,250 from his younger brother William Bigler who was governor of PA during the same time span as John. Signed by John Bigler and Elizabeth Bigler. A very interesting original Bigler document from the California Gold Rush period. 22.25"x 17.5"". Date: 1856 Location: Sacramento, California HWAC# 54429