Rare California Territorial Document

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Rare California Territorial Document
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This is an Extremely Rare, printed “California Territory” document. In the beginning of 1849, after the expiration of the town council governance of San Francisco expired, new laws were necessary to incorporate the immense influx of new businesses due to the gold rush. Local politicians immediately passed laws loyal to the U.S. and sent representatives to Washington D.C. to seek Territorial status. After much complication and the death of one of the key representatives en route, the Californians arrived in Washington and submitted a proposal for Territorial organization to Congress. It was recommended that the Territory be divided into ten districts, and in the minds of Californians, the “Territory” existed from about July of 1849 through the first week or so of September, 1849, when President Taylor agreed with Congress and advocated immediate statehood. Printed documents with the slogan, “Territory of California” are exceptionally rare, and this is perhaps the third held by us in thirty years. This document regards the sale of a town lot in San Francisco to Charles White for $110 for a piece of property located on the south side of Ellis Street near the corner of Leavenworth. It is printed with a bold masthead on light blue paper with separations along folded edges, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. Date: 1849 Location: San Francisco, California HWAC# 44036