Building a State in Apache Land by Charles D. Poston

Building a State in Apache Land

byCharles D. Poston

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CHAPTER I. HOW THE TERRITORY WAS ACQUIRED
In San Francisco in the early fifties, there was a house on the northeast corner of Stockton and Washington, of considerable architectural pretensions for the period, which was called the "Government Boarding House."

The cause of this appellation was that the California senators and their families, a member of Congress and his wife, the United States marshal, and several lesser dignitaries of the Federal Government, resided there. In those early days private mansions were few; so the boarding-house formed the only home of the Argonauts.

After the ladies retired at night, the gentlemen usually assembled in the spacious parlor, opened a bottle of Sazerac, and discussed politics.

It was known to the senators that the American minister in Mexico had been instructed to negotiate a new treaty with Mexico for the acquisition of additional territory; not that there was a pressing necessity for more land, but for reasons which will be briefly stated...

Title:Building a State in Apache LandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 11, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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