COLE, Cornelius.
San Francisco: May 26, 1873.
1 p.
Quarto, laid in clear plastic holder. Very minor wear and discoloration, otherwise in near-fine condition.

Cornelius Cole was an eastern attorney who migrated to California with the Gold Rush in 1849. Like many other miners, he soon discovered that he could make more money practicing his profession than mining ore. He practiced law in Sacramento, joined with James McClatchy in publishing a newspaper there, served as district attorney for Sacramento, and inevitably became involved in politics. He was a staunch supporter of the Union, and served first as a Republican congressman and later as senator from California. He lived well into the 20th Century [he died in 1924 at age 102] and was much honored in his last years for his link to the history of the State. This letter, written at the end of his term as U. S. Senator, expresses his intent to resume the practice of law and his willingness "to give ample attention to the 'important land claims'" of his correspondent. He further states, "I shall of course be glad to receive retaining fees of the character mentioned in your letter–'the most liberal'".

Price: $165.00
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