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MAP OF
OREGON UPPER CALIFORNIA

From the Surveys of
JOHOY CHARLES FRÉMONT

7** R.1842 or 1846. meaus Fremonts Exploring route in 1842 &c fr.: The arabic figures not the cleration or the country above the level of the sea.. si betore a feminine name, signifies Santa, as Santa Barbara 3 before a masculine name, signifies San, as San Luis Rev. 1 Saint Lubs the king :) p. bétore masculine names (on the coast, 2 signifies Punto, or Rento, according to the gender of the name, 'dis Punto Gordo, (Big Point;) 01 Punta Conctition ( Point Conception., I before the natues of islands, stands for kila iisland), as "Ysia de Santu Catalino, or: la de San (demente; Santa ,or fan according to the gender:

And other Suthorities

SENATE

DRAWN BY CHARLES PREUSS

Under the Order of the OF THE

THE UNITED STATES Washington City 1848.

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COLLECTED AND COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS
PRINTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNMENTS
RESPECTIVELY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
AND OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

AND FROM OTHER SOURCES.

With Two Maps.

LONDON:
CASSELL, PETTER, AND GALPIN;

AND 596, BROADWAY, NEW YORK.

1869.

4 FE 70

PREFACE.

I NEED offer no apology for laying this statement before the Public, as I feel that upon an examination of the same, the importance of a question hitherto carefully veiled, will become apparent.

It is, however, necessary to apologise for the haste with which I have been obliged to put my materials together.

I have been desirous of laying before the Public some account of this question, preparatory to the discussion which must, at some period, and which will probably at once,

ensue.

This history has been compiled mainly from documents published under the authority of the United States Senate ; consisting of some of the letters, despatches, &c., which have passed between the Governments of Great Britain and the United States, and also of some of the communications between those Governments and their respective officers, naval and military, and between other persons more or less concerned in the conduct of affairs on the British-American Pacific coast.

I was at first doubtful whether I would not throw into the form of an Appendix the correspondence between the Commissioners respectively of Great Britain and of the United States, and between Lord Russell and Mr. Cass; but on further consideration, I felt that by so doing I should destroy the continuity of the story, and cast into the shade some of the most important of the papers bearing upon the question.

MILTON.

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