RELACION De LOS DEBATES De La CONVENCION De CALIFORNIA, Sobre la Formacion de la Constitucion de Estado, en Setiembre y Octubre de 1849. Por J. Ross Browne. . Ross Browne, ohn, 1821 - 1875.

RELACION De LOS DEBATES De La CONVENCION De CALIFORNIA, Sobre la Formacion de la Constitucion de Estado, en Setiembre y Octubre de 1849. Por J. Ross Browne.

Nueva York: Imprenta de S. W. Benedict, No. 16, Calle de Spruce. 1851. 1st Edition in Spanish (Cowan, p. 79; Lone 4; Zamorano 80, #11 [for the English edition]). 439, [1], XIII, [1] pp. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". Period full brown sheep with later rebacking to style. A VG+ copy. Item #30031

This the Spanish translation of the prior year's publication of "REPORT Of The DEBATES In The CONVENTION Of CALIFORNIA, On the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849."

Of this title, Kurutz, in the Volkmann Catalogue, comments, "This work preserves in detail the workings of California's 1849 constitutional convention in Monterey and consequently may be regarded as the most important printed document pertaining to government in the Golden State. ... The Report recorded the debates and decision over such key questions as the property rights of women, slavery, suffrage, elected judiciary, inclusion of Mexican laws and the eastern boundary. This record of political discourse on the frontier further serves as a superb overview of the political, economic, and sociological thoughts of California's pioneers in forming a self-governing dominion in response to the chaos brought about by the Gold Rush."

Price: $900.00

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