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William Blanding letter: San Francisco, California, to Collector of the Port,
SFH 111  
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Description
Letter from U.S. District Attorney to the Collector of the Port of San Francisco.
Background
The Curlew, under Captain Briggs, had suddenly sailed for Mazatlan, and soon was pursued by the revenue cutter William S. Marcy; the Curlew reaching its destination, Briggs was jailed by Mexican authorities, lacking his consul’s certificate of clearance. William Blanding came to San Francisco in 1854 and was appointed U.S. District Attorney for California by President Pierce in 1856, holding the position for two years. Milton Slocum Latham came to California in 1850, was elected to Congress, and following his term took the position of Collector of the Port of San Francisco; in 1860 he succeeded David C. Broderick in the U.S. Senate.
Extent
2 folders
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.