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MOWRY, Sylvester, explorer, born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1830; died in London, England, 16 October, 1871. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1852, and after a year of frontier duty in California was assigned to exploring work for the Pacific railroad in 1853-'4. He marched through Utah to California in 1854-'5, and served at Benecia and Fort Yuma till 1857. He was 1st lieutenant, 3 March, 1855, and resigned from the army, 31 July, 1858. He then became interested in mining in Arizona, and was elected as delegate to the 35th congress in 1856, but the bill creating a territorial government did not, become a law, and he (lid not take his seat. In 1860 he was appointed by President Buchanan a commissioner to establish the boundary-line between California and Nevada, but he was removed in 1861 on political grounds. He was arrested and imprisoned at Fort Yuma on a charge of disloyalty, but established his innocence. He went to England subsequently for his health, and died there. He wrote on subjects connected with the far west in magazines and other periodicals, and published "The Geography and Resources of Arizona and Sonora" (3d ed., enlarged, New York. 1864).
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