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Peter Burnett Recollections of an Old Pioneer  

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Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer

Burnett, Peter H.

New York

D. Appleton and Company



xiii, 448 + [6] ad pp. (8vo), original brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black. First Edition.

"This volume is important since it is the reminiscences of the first governor of California, but even more since it is the record of an early Oregonian who forsook the territory to which he had emigrated from Missouri and joined the gold rush to California in 1848" - Zamorano.

urnett left his home in Missouri in 1843 a traveled to Oregon in the same company as Applegate, Lenox and Whitman. Burnett abandoned mining after little more than a month, on Dec. 19, 1849, taking a job at Sutter's Fort as John A. Sutter, Jr.'s agent. Among his early reminiscences is his account of a sermon by Joseph Smith in Far West, Missouri, in 1838. Cowan p.86; Flake 1020; Graff 496; Howes B1000; Kurutz 99a; Mintz 66; Rocq 8471; Wheat Gold Rush 66; Zamorano Eighty 13.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to cloth, bookplate removed, early owner names, hinges repaired; very good.

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