Pioneer in California; founded colony on site of what is now Sacramento; gold was discovered on his property (1848), after which he became bankrupt, as his workmen deserted him, his sheep and cattle were stolen, and his land occupied by squatters.
Document Signed, J.A. Sutter, three pages, quarto, June 1849. Sutter grants Archibald C. Peachy of San Francisco power of attorney to convey land in San Francisco “known on the map…as Lot…143 & also one mile square of land… adjoining the city of Vernon…on the eastern bank of the Sacramento river at the mouth of Feather river….”
Framed in stone, dark green and antique gilt, with an oval-shaped portrait of John A Sutter. Framed dimensions: 27 inches wide by 16 inches high.
This item is associated with these categories in our inventory:
- Western Americana