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Sloat takes command of California during the Mexican War.. Mormon War has ended?

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September 26, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 26, 1846

* Commodore John D. Sloat
* Mexican-American War
* Claims California for U.S.
* Illinois Mormon War ending
* Nauvoo, Hancock County

 Inside has a very historic article headed: "The Pacific Squadron - Commodore Sloat Takes Possession of California". The letter reports that Commodore Sloat has taken possession of California.
A few bits include: "...he left with a summons to the military commandant of Monterey to surrender the place forthwith to the arms of the United States, and also a similar summons to the military Governor for the surrender of all California...landed without opposition...marched up a short distance to the custom house...Here the marines & men were halted...The flag of the United States was then hoisted by acting Lieut. Edward Higgins immediately after which a salute of 21 guns was fired...custom house was then turned into a barrack for the U.S. forces..." with much more on the detail.
After receiving word that hostilities had broken out along the Texas-Mexico border, John Drake Sloat landed in California and called on California's residents to accept American rule. Sloat, like President James K. Polk, had feared that Britain might seize California before the United States could act.
An extremely significant document in the history of California.
The back page has a report on the: "Mormon War" noting in part: "A civil war has commenced in Hancock country, Illinois & a number of citizens on each side have been killed & wounded...the anti-Mormon army...approached Nauvoo & commenced a heavy cannonade..." with more.
Sixteen pages, 8 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War