Lot 388Memoir Of The Life And Public Services Of...

Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am

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Memoir Of The Life And Public Services Of John Charles Fremont - by John Bigelow 1856 - First Edition. Sub titled “An Account Of His Explorations, Discoveries and Adventures on Five Successive Expeditions across The North American Continent; Voluminous Selections. From His Private and Public Correspondence; His Defence Before The Court Martial and Full Reports. His Principal Speeches in The Senate of The United States”. A 490 page book with 8 plate illustrations. In original cloth binding, size 5¼” ´ 7½”. John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, he led four expeditions into the American West. During the Mexican–American War, Frémont, a major in the U.S. Army, took control & proclaimed himself military Governor of California. He acquired massive wealth during the California Gold Rush. Frémont became one of the first two U.S. senators elected from the new state of California in 1850. During the American Civil War, he was given command of Department of the West by President Abraham Lincoln. He later served as Governor of Arizona). In original binding in unusual good condition

Hammer Price: £60.00

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