A Memorial Against Refunding the Claim of the United States upon the Central Pacific Railroad Company for $77,000,000 [cover title]

Sumner, Charles A., J. M. Bassett, and F. B. Perkins

Published by (n.p.) (n.d. but 1894), (N.-pl. but San Francisco), 1894
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Title: A Memorial Against Refunding the Claim of ...

Publisher: (n.p.) (n.d. but 1894), (N.-pl. but San Francisco)

Publication Date: 1894

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


13 pages. A letter to the US Congress inspired by 'a unanimous vote of a mass meeting of the citizens of San Francisco. held on May 25th, 1894,' protesting the refinancing of the Central Pacific Railroad's debt. The Central Pacific was built and owned by Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. This pamphlet alleges that these capitalists had looted the company and by refinancing, sought to put off payment of $77 million owed to the US government. The controversy resulted in a great many pamphlets in the mid-1890s. Cowan and Cowan, Bibliography of the History of California, p. 508, giving the date (erroneously) as 1897. First edition (first printing). Very good in printed wrappers (pamphlet). 'Donated by Adolph Sutro' stamp on front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 18090

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