Letter from New York - Gwin Disclaims the "Pacific Republic" Notion.

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Title

Letter from New York - Gwin Disclaims the "Pacific Republic" Notion.

Subject

Separatist movements

Description

The Bulletin's New York correspondent comments on the arrival of news from San Francisco of March 27, printed in NYC papers April 11. In that news item, Californians repudiated the idea of a Pacific Republic, which he says mirrors the sentiment of every Californian in NYC. Second, he refers to a writer from Washington, D.C., who says that Senator Gwin (referred to as "The Doctor") now disclaims ever having had sympathy with the Pacific Republic movement or any desire to link the fortune of the Pacific states with the southern secessionists, unlike (he claims) some challengers for his senate seat.

Additional information:
Sen. Gwin, a southern Democrat representing California, did not retain his Senate seat. Later, "[h]e was arrested by order of [U.S., California District] General Sumner at the beginning of the Civil War on suspicion of disloyalty and was imprisoned at Fort Lafayette from November 18 until December 2, 1861. In 1863 he went to Paris, where he met Napoléon III and interested the Emperor in a scheme to colonize Sonora with Southerners. He drew up plans for the project which were approved by Napoléon and submitted to Maximilian [who disapproved of them]." Online Archives of California, www.oac.cdlib.org, "Guide to William McKendree Gwin Papers, 1833-1897"

Abstract

The newspaper's New York correspondent comments on the arrival of news from San Francisco about recent repudiations of the idea of a Pacific Republic, which he says mirrors the sentiment of every Californian in NYC.

Creator

"From Our Own Correspondent"

Source

Daily Evening Bulletin

Publisher

San Francisco: J.W. Simonton; G.K. Fitch; J. Nesbit; C.J. Bartlett

Date Issued

1861-04-02

References

Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885

Medium

Web

Type

newspaper

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 11, No. 148, p. 1, col. A

Spatial Coverage

San Francisco, CA

Temporal Coverage

1861-03-12

Provenance

Gale Group 19th Century U.S. Newspapers digital database, accessible through King County Library System

URL

infotrac.galegroup.com.ezproxykcls.org

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