DEAR GENERAL: The Private Letters of Annie E. Kennedy and John Bidwell 1866-1868.
Edition: First printing.
Sacramento: California Department of Parks and Recreation, (1994). Hardcover first edition - Bidwell was one of the organizers of the first overland wagon train to California, with Marshall at Sutter's Mill gold discovery, served as an officer in the Mexican American war, a founder of Chico, and one of California's great pioneers. In 1865 he was elected to a seat in Congress, and he met Annie Kennedy in Washington, D.C., a woman 20 years younger than himself and not, at first, interested in leaving Washington. These letters chart their friendship and growing love for each other. Illustrated. vii, 213 pp. ISBN: 0-941925129.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (very short tear to upper edge of dj)