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William Blanding letter: San Francisco, California, to Collector of the Port,
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Letter from U.S. District Attorney to the Collector of the Port of San Francisco.
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.
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