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Page 85 - The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri River, and such principal streams of it, as by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across this continent, for
Page 197 - this time it was increasing in power and arrogance until the climax was reached in the Dred Scott decision, which declared that the negro had no rights which a white man was bound to respect, and that property in slaves was on a par with
Page 85 - such principal streams of it, as by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across this continent, for purposes of commerce.
Page 406 - river to the Rocky Mountains and the head of Wind river, where it issues from the mountains. This took us until the 16th of July, and was as far as we wanted the wagons to go. Here the wagons could easily have crossed the Rocky Mountains, it being what is called the Southern past, had it been desirable for them to do so.
Page 386 - the desire of the Government of the United States to annul and abrogate the provisions of the Third Article of the Convention concluded between the Government of the United States
Page 407 - than on this side of the mountains, with grass enough for horses and mules, but a scarcity of game for the support of men." I have now detained the meeting longer than
Page 392 - was called to the chair, and JE STARR was chosen Secretary. General J. SEMPLE made a motion to appoint a committee to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of this meeting, which motion was approved ; and said committee was ordered to consist of General J. Semple. Mr. Jesse
Page 393 - that the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the city papers,
Page 406 - with eighty-one men, all mounted on mules, ten wagons, each drawn by five mules, and two dearborns, each drawn by one mule. Our route was nearly due west, to the western limits of the State of Missouri, and thence along the Santa Fe trail about forty miles, from which the course was some degrees north of west, across the waters of the Kanzas, and up the Great