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Recollections and opinions of an old pioneer.
Summary
Peter Hardeman Burnett (1807-1895) spent his early years in Tennessee and Missouri, serving as a district attorney in the latter state. In 1843 he joined an emigrant party bound for Oregon, where he became a prominent and controversial lawyer, judge, and politician in the new territory. In 1848, he went to California in search of gold and soon became a business and political leader of that territory. Recollections and opinions of an old pioneer (1880) contains Burnett's recollections of his early life in Missouri, his career in Oregon, and his decision to join a wagon train to California in the summer of 1848. There he seeks gold for six months before resuming the practice of law and the pursuit of politics. Elected a judge in August and governor in December 1849, Burnett turned to the practice of law in the 1850s and the business of banking in the 1860s. He touches on his various professional pursuits and his home life in Sacramento.
Contributor Names
Burnett, Peter H. (Peter Hardeman), 1807-1895
Created / Published
New York, D. Appleton & company, 1880.
Subject Headings
-  California--History
-  Pacific States--History
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xiii, 448 p. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F851 .B96
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.055
Library of Congress Control Number
01006673
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Peter Hardeman Burnett (1807-1895) spent his early years in Tennessee and Missouri, serving as a district attorney in the latter state. In 1843 he joined an emigrant party bound for Oregon, where he became a prominent and controversial lawyer, judge, and politician in the new territory. In 1848, he went to California in search of gold and soon became a business and political leader of that territory. Recollections and opinions of an old pioneer (1880) contains Burnett's recollections of his early life in Missouri, his career in Oregon, and his decision to join a wagon train to California in the summer of 1848. There he seeks gold for six months before resuming the practice of law and the pursuit of politics. Elected a judge in August and governor in December 1849, Burnett turned to the practice of law in the 1850s and the business of banking in the 1860s. He touches on his various professional pursuits and his home life in Sacramento.
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Burnett, Peter H. Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer. New York, D. Appleton & company, 1880. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01006673/. (Accessed September 21, 2017.)

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Burnett, P. H. (1880) Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer. New York, D. Appleton & company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01006673/.

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Burnett, Peter H. Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer. New York, D. Appleton & company, 1880. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/01006673/>.