The Money Question: Contribution to the United States Monetary Commission.
1877. · San Francisco:
by Fitch, Henry S.
Pamphlet, 8vo, original printed wrappers, 32 opp. Light staining to wrappers, the whole creased vertically; very good. The ongoing controversy over basing the U.S. currency on silver or gold. This pamphlet represents information on the subject presented by Fitch to the U.S. Monetary Commission. Colonel Henry S. Fitch (1821-1907) fought in Mexican war. After the war he brought a wagon train to California, He came to San Francisco directly after the gold rush, and shortly afterward established the first real estate office in Alameda county. He was then a partner of Senator Sharon. At that time, he owned nearly all the land in the Nob hill district. When the vigilantes took the law in their own hands to protect property and lives he became one of the division commanders. (Inventory #: 106660)