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The Rise and Progress of an

American State

By

CLINTON A. SNOWDEN

Advisory Editors
CORNELIUS H. HANFORD, Miles C. MOORE, WILLIAM D. TYLER

STEPHEN J. CHADWICK

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--- Printed by
John C. Rankin Company

for
The Century History Company

COPYRIGHT 1909
By The CENTURY HISTORY COMPANY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Publication Office
54 Dey Street, New York, N. Y.

U. S. A.

Checked
May 1913

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Selecting the Claim......
The First Shelter .........
Early Employment.
The First Home in the Wilderness...
Its Furniture...................
A Hollow Stump as a Home. ..
The Second Homes.....
Their Ornamentation.....
Lonely Lives of Wives and Mothers..
How the Tables were Supplied.
How Clothing was Procured....
The Hard Winter of 1861–62.......
The Settler and his Reward........

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CHAPTER XXXVII.
GOVERNMENT GETS STARTED.

Primitive Conditions.......
First Public Officers............
John R. Jackson as a Public Official....
First Members of the Legislature.
Douglass and Ogden as Politicians ...
Governor Abernethy's Election.......
Oregon Becomes a Territory...........
Governor Lane..........
Indian Affairs in Oregon and Washington.....
First Territorial Legislature in Oregon......
Courts Established......
Fort Steilacoom Established..
The Murderers of Wallace Surrendered...
Their Trial and Execution......
First Session of Court in Washington.....
Trial of the Whitman Murderers.......
Their Execution....................
The Steamer Massachusetts Arrives...
A Collector of Customs Appointed.......
First Mail Service....

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The Cadborough Seized........
Seizure of the British Ship Albion......

Her Condemnation and Sale.........
CHAPTER XXXVIII.
PROGRESS OF SETTLEMENT.

The Discovery of Gold in California......
The Donation Law.....

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