Washington: Gideon, 1858. Original printed wrappers, stitched, 56pp. Light wrapper wear, Near Fine.
Stevens, youngest governor of the Washington Territory, speaks on the history and dynamic development of the Pacific Northwest. He elaborately describes the geography and resources of the area, and the opportunities thus offered for settlement and commercial and agricultural exploitation. A passionate advocate of a northern Pacific Railroad, he "summarizes his Pacific Railroad Surveys" [Graff], explains the advantages of the northern route, and describes the country which it would traverse. Distances "of the various emigrant routes" [Wagner-Camp] are disclosed and compared in the text and an accompanying Appendix.
Howes S960 aa. Wagner-Camp 310. Graff 3976. Item #26131