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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|California Gold Rush travel accounts
|Balie Peyton to S.A. Hall regarding his travels
|6 December 1849
|Peyton, Balie (1803-1878)
|Hall, S. A.
|Describes his crossing at the Isthmus of Panama and reaching the Pacific in time for the steamer to Valparaiso. Reports difficulties crossing and dealing with the American consul, who Peyton feels is un-American, rude, and greedy. Writes about the newly-vacant consul position and the ideal characteristics of the appointee. Discusses the health of his daughter.
|Gold Rush American West Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Government and Civics Steamboat Latin and South America Travel Children and Family Health and Medical Women's History
|Hall, S.A. (fl. 1849) Peyton, Balie (1803-1878)
|Children & Family; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Peyton had been a congressman from Tennessee and was appointed as Minister to Chile by President Taylor and served from August 9, 1849, to September 14, 1853, when he resigned. He moved to San Francisco, California, in 1853 and continued the practice of law.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859