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Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera; in the Form of Fity-one Letters, Descriptive of Much of this Portion of the Republic of Mexico...its Chief Cities and Towns..its Commerce, Agriculture, Manufacture, Industry, Mineral Resources
San Francisco: Whitton, Towne & Co, 1857. First Edition. Octavo. From the library of Barry Goldwater with his bookplate. 438 pages illustrated with 5 wood engravings. Wheat (writing under the pseudonym Cincinnatus) accompanied H.S. Washburn, U.S. Deputy Survey from Fort Yuma traveled from Tucson writing not only about a potential railroad route, mining, the banishment of Barron and Forbes and the Tepic conspiracy but also about an American filibustering expedition. Since it also has near contemporary notes on the Gadsen Purchase it remains an essential source on that turbulent but fascinating part of the last political settlement of the Southwest. [Howes W-313; Greenwood 896; Wagner-Camp 294b].
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