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Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln Appoints One of the Earliest 49ers and President of ""The Society of California Pioneers"" to a Senior Treasury Position in San Francisco William Farwell was a prominent California editor, who had campaigned for him in that state. William Farwell was a prominent California editor, who had campaigned for him in that state.
15/04/1861. In September 1848, the print on the newspapers announcing the discovery of gold in California had barely dried before some enterprising young men began preparing to go there. One ship was chartered by 152 well-educated young men, of whom Willard B. Farwell was one, who named it after the famous statesman, Edward Everett. At that time Everett was president of Harvard college, and was a mentor to some of the wayfarers. As a going away gift, he presented the company with 300 volumes of the works of major authors. The vessel left Boston January 10, 1849, and arrived at San Francisco July 7th. The company brought with it a knock-down steamer hull, cabin, boilers and engine. A smaller boat was obtained and christened The Pioneer, and it would be the first steamer to reach the gold fields themselves. The Pioneer launched on August 12, and five days later, wrote Farwell himself, the little Pioneer sailed up the Sacramento River, reaching its destination early in the morning on August 19th. The miners already on site cheered until they were hoarse, and the day was given up to jollification and whisky. Farwell stayed in California, and became editor of a popular newspaper that supported the policies of the new Republican Party.Dr. Anson Henry, Sen. Edward D. Baker, and Abraham Lincoln were friends and prominent Illinois Whig politicos back in Lincoln's Springfield days. Henry moved there to practice medicine when Lincoln was assistant surveyor of Sangamon County. Henry emigrated to Oregon when he was appointed Indian agent for that territory, at the specific suggestion o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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