American Mexican War Robert Field Stockton copy
With Robert Field Stockton's signature at the upper margin of title page, and his calling card loosely inserted. His wife, Harriet M. Stockton, has written her name, along with the date 'Oct. 10th 1866' - just three days after her husband's death. Rev. Levi Silliman IVES. New Manual of Devotions... corrected and enlarged by ... Ives ... To which is added A friendly visit to the house of mourning. By the Rev. Richard Cecil. New York: Stanford & Swords, 1846. 12mo. Full leather, spine dried and cracked otherwise solid, water stain at top edge of first few pages, foxing as usual. Robert Field Stockton (August 20, 1795-October 7, 1866) was a United States Navy commodore, notable for the part he played in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. He was a naval innovator and an early advocate for a propeller-driven, steam-powered navy. Stockton was from a notable political family and also served as a U.S. senator from New Jersey.