A project for a railroad to the Pacific

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Printed by G. W. Wood, 1849 - Pacific railroads - 112 pages
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Page 45 - ... Leaving this encampment, (our last on the waters which flow towards the rising sun,) we took our way along the upland, towards the dividing ridge which separates the Atlantic from the Pacific waters, and crossed it by a road some miles further south than the one we had followed on our return in 1842. We crossed very near the Table mountain, at the southern extremity of the South Pass, which is near twenty miles in width, and already traversed by several different roads.
Page 87 - English languages, whose special duty it shall be to superintend the interests of the United States in the premises...
Page 96 - That his Excellency, the Governor, be, and he is hereby, requested...
Page 92 - Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions to the Governor of each of the several States of the Union, and to each of our Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States.
Page 98 - Be it further resolved, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
Page 89 - Resolved, By the House of Representatives of the state of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That the Congress of the United States...
Page 95 - Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the Executive of the United States, to be laid before Congress at their next session.
Page 97 - Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be and they are hereby requested to use all honorable means to...
Page 43 - Edwards, from the Select Committee, to whom the subject was referred, made the following Report : — The Select Committee, to whom was referred the memorial of...
Page 109 - ... intermediate coast I have no exact information, except that December, January, and February are fine months everywhere ; and that, with respect to the range between Acapulco to Panama, the months of March, April, and half of May, are also fine ; at all other times the coast navigation may be generally described as dangerous, and on every account to be avoided. From December to May inclusive, the prevalent winds between Panama and Cape Blanco de Nicoya are NW and northerly. From thence to Realejo...

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