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San Francisco Municipal Reports 1859-60  

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San Francisco Municipal Reports: 1859-60


San Francisco

Towne & Bacon, City and County Printers



186 pp. 23x15 cm (9x6"), original printed wrappers.

Early municipal report from San Francisco. Scattered among the myriad statistics and budgetary figures are such tidbits as the sheriff reporting that in the previous year he transported thirty-one prisoners to the penitentiary but forty to the state insane asylum; the chief of police report has an interesting list of crime statistics, the most common one mentioned being “drunk,” which offense accounted for 2,161 arrests; and he give an eloquent and moving plea for some action to be taken to protect Chinese prostitutes: “Words are powerless to paint the condition of loathsome disease in which they exist." With presentation plate on inside front wrapper presenting the volume from the Board of Supervisors to Supervisor Ayers of the 11th District, along with bookplate of Melville Schweitzer Memorial Collection.

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Some darkening and a few chips to wrappers; very good.

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