(Oregon Expedition) Message from The President Of The united States, to The Two Houses Of Congress, at the Commencement Of The Second Session of The Thirty First Congress, December 2, 1850. Part II (Ex. Doc. No. 1). Osborne Cross Millard Fillmore.

(Oregon Expedition) Message from The President Of The united States, to The Two Houses Of Congress, at the Commencement Of The Second Session of The Thirty First Congress, December 2, 1850. Part II (Ex. Doc. No. 1)

Washington DC: Printed for the Senate, 1850. Octavo, disbound. Interior clean and unfoxed. 488 pp (with page 487 misnumbered "287". (ref: Howes C923 Wash 1850aa). Four charts (A,B,C,E) in the Adutant General's report; 36 plates (three folding) in the Quartermaster's Report; three additional plates (one diagram and two maps) at p. 448. No map called for in this edition. The notable portion of this document was the report of the Quartermaster General containing the detailed description by Major Osborn Cross of the Oregon Expedition conducted in 1859 (pp. 128-244). The expedition assembled at Fort Leavenworth , Missouri, where the rifle regiment had assembled and is presented as a detailed daily reports from Cross' journal. The expedition roughly followed the Oregon Trail and ended at Vancouver Island (which would become part of Canada rather than of the Oregon Territory). The Territory's first Governor would also arrive in 1849. The Expedition covered over 2000 miles by land and returned by sea some 5000 miles from California. Good. Item #E19601

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