Memorial of the Union Merchants' Exchange of St. Louis to the Forty-third Congress of the United States: A Statement of the Necessities of the People of the Mississippi Valley, in Respect to the Transportation of Their Products, and the Improvement of Their Natural Channels of Commerce
R.P. Studley Company, 1874 - Mississippi River Region - 211 pages
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