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[Stewart, William]:

THE POLICY OF EXTENDING GOVERNMENT AID TO ADDITIONAL RAILROADS TO THE PACIFIC, BY GUARANTEEING INTEREST ON THEIR BONDS. REPORT OF THE MAJORITY OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON PACIFIC RAILROAD, FEBRUARY 19, 1869.

Washington: 1869 Original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued], bound in modern quarter leather and marbled boards. 31pp + very large folding map, entitled, 'The Great Railroad Routes to the Pacific, and Their Connections.' Very Good. The Report is Sen. Rep. Com. 219, 40th Cong., 3d Sess. Wheat observes, "We are plunged into the raging Washington debate by a report of the majority of the Committee on the Pacific Railroad...William M. Stewart, as chairman, justified to the Senate the considerations which had induced the majority of the committee 'to adopt the policy of aiding at the present time, with the government's credit, the construction of two additional lines of trunk railway to the Pacific coast.'" The map was "prepared to illustrate the foregoing report." Drafted by Gorlinsky and lithographed in New York, "It shows the whole extent of the United States, with completed and projected railroads, and-- specially emphasized-- 'Northern & Southern Pacific Trunk Line.' The map on which the "various routes are shown is not elaborate, but sufficiently fleshed out to be interesting and to make the railroad routes intelligible." V [Part 2] Wheat Transmiss. West pp. 248-250, #1207. 107 Eberstadt 332. 37 Decker 264. IV Soliday 919.


Book Id: 19417

Price: $375.00

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