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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.134
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1850 
Title Message from the President communicating a copy of The Constitution of California
Date 13 February 1850
Author Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  
Document Type Pamphlet; Government document
Content Description A copy of the first Constitution of California was given to President Zachary Taylor by California Senator William M. Gwin. Articles signed by R. Semple, President of the Convention and Delegate from Benicia. The constitution was not accepted by Congress and California waited until 1850. California currently operates under a constitution adopted in 1879.
Subjects State Constitution  President  Congress  Westward Expansion  Government and Civics  Law  Statehood  
People Semple, R. (fl. 1849-1850)  Gwin, William McKendree (1805-1885)  Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; Law; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859