stablished a provisional government at Santa Fe, pressed on to California, and was twice wounded in battle.
For a few months in 1847 he was governor of California; joined the army in Mexico; in March, 1848, was governor, military and civil, of Vera Cruz, and in May of the same year was made governor of the city of Mexico.
In August, 1848, he was brevetted major-general, and died in St. Louis, Mo., on Oct. 31, following.
The Kearny-Stockton controversy.
The differences between General K such of the members of his topographical corps as were still under pay, prepared to set out at once for Washington.
Colonel Fremont then applied for permission to join his regiment, under General Taylor's command, supposed to be on its way to Vera Cruz.
This request was refused without explanation or apology, and on June 14 Colonel Fremont addressed General Kearny as follows:
Colonel Fremont to General Kearny. New Helvetia, U. Cal., June 14, 1847.
Sir,—In a communication which I re
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