Washington: 1823. Stitched, untrimmed. Lightly foxed. With a very unusual half title slip stating, 'Part I. Comprising all the Documents transmitted to the President from the War Department.' , 109, [3 blanks] + 19 folding tables. Generously margined. Very Good.
The 'Correspondence Relative to Hostilities of the Arickaree Indians' "is printed as Document L, pages 55-108. It consists of reports and letters regarding attacks by the Arikara Indians upon General Ashley and his trading party, and by the Blackfoot Indians upon the Missouri Fur Company's Yellow Stone, or Mountain, Expedition. Ashley's letter of June 4 [p. 79], dated 'on board the Keel Boat Yellow Stone, 25 miles below the Aricara Towns,' describes the recent affray; Benjamin O'Fallon's letter of July 3 [p. 61] reports the Blackfoot attacks on Immell and Jones, as well as the killing of five of Major Henry's men..." Wagner-Camp. It also includes "letters of Gordon and Pilcher, and Leavenworth's report to Gen. Gaines giving an account of his expedition and proceedings." Eberstadt. Other documents included here are the rest of War Secretary Calhoun's Report to President Monroe.
FIRST EDITION. Howes D385aa, A307aa. Wagner-Camp 22. 138 Eberstadt 26. Field 48. Graff 3071. Item #24305