[San Francisco]. 1888. 4;45pp. Dbd. Good. Item #WRCAM26356
Washington A. Bartlett, a former governor of California, was dropped unceremoniously from the Navy amidst a veritable flurry of accusations in 1855. He appealed for restoration years later (since he was out of the country at the time of discharge), systematically proving each charge false, and thus was restored in glory. The legal brief is a list of the charges and the final conclusion to sustain his restoration; it calls the original decision of the court to discharge Bartlett "an evil influence, moved by a powerful enemy." The memorial is a lengthy testament to Bartlett's character and is endorsed by the "Society of California Pioneers," of which Bartlett was an active member. It was used as evidence in the court.