Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax
Consists of 22 letters, originally published in the Springfield Republican, and of supplementary papers on related topics, including the speeches made by Mr. Colfax during the trip.
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