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Maryland Institute -- Western Geography. Discourse of Mr. Benton, of Missouri, Before the Maryland Institute, on the physical geography of the country between Missouri and California, with a view to show its adaptation to settlement
8vo. Self-cover. 16pp. Very good. Mild age toning, couple of small foxing spots -- but overall tight and clean and attractive. Scarce and important speech in which the great Missouri statesman, known as "Old Bullion," "speak[s] of the country beyond the Mississippi -- between Missouri and California -- its physical geography, and its adaptation to settlement and cultivation, and to the construction of a railroad to the Pacific ocean." Benton then spells out boundaries for the Western states and describes each in detail -- all with a view toward establishing a central route. Benton refers often to John C. Fremont, whose Western exploration he supported. Very scarce. First edition. EBERSTADT 23. NEW HOWES b 363. NUC 0325434. SABIN 4784. WAGNER-CAMP 237.
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