1854 California Session Laws in Spanish [California]. Mauriz, H. Gomez, Translator. Leyes de California Aprobadas en la Quinta Sesion de la Lejislatura que Comenzo en Benicia el Cuatro de Enero de 1854, Y Concluyo en Sacramento el Quince de Mayo del Mismo Ano. Traducidas del Ingles por H. Gomez Mauriz, Traductor del Estado. Sacramento: B. Redding, 1854. iv, 223 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Early 20th-century cloth, red and black lettering pieces and small library shelf label to foot of spine, endpapers renewed. A few finger smudges, some soiling to rear board. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, small library stamps to title page, a few library marks to its verso. $500. * Spanish-language edition of laws passed at the fifth legislative session. Early California statutes were issued in English and Spanish, as required by a provision in the state constitution. In 1849, when it was drafted, Spanish was the native language of around 13,000 of California's nearly 100,000 residents, many of them recent arrivals due to the gold rush. OCLC locates 10 copies, 2 in law libraries (University of Michigan, Yale). Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 22.
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