Title:Antonio Maria Pico correspondence: San Jose, California, 1853-1854
Creator/Contributor:Pico, Antonio Maria, 1808-1869, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Marks, J. Domingo, correspondent.
Contains one handwritten letter and one telegram addressed to Antonio Maria Pico. The letter is addressed from San Francisco
on October 13, 1853 from J. Domingo Marks and concerns Rincon Point. The telegram, also from San Francisco and dated February
8, reads, "Esta confimado el rancho Bolsa nueva y lagunas," signed "Gorge"
Pico, Antonio Maria -- 1808-1869 -- Correspondence
Marks, J. Domingo -- Correspondence
Antonio Manuel Pico correspondence : San Jose, California, 1853-1854, BANC MSS 2010/309, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Antonio Maria Pico was born in 1808 in Monterey, California He was alcalde of San Jose and a colonel in the Mexican Army during
the Mexican American War. In 1849, he was elected as a delegate to the first California constitutional congress. He was appointed
Prefect by Governor Burnett (the first Governor of California), and in 1850 was elected a member of the General Assembly from
Santa Clara county. When Abraham Lincoln was nominated for the Presidency, the California Republican State Convention selected
Pico as a Republican candidate for Presidential Elector, to which office he was elected. Lincoln, after his election, appointed
Pico as Receivor of public moneys at the land office in Los Angeles, but he resigned the position to spend time with his family
in San Jose. He died on May 28, 1869.
BANC MSS 2010/309