RAILROAD TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. [TO ACCOMPANY BILL H. R. NO. 513.] JULY 13, 1846. MR. ROBERT SMITH, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON ROADS AND CANALS, MADE THE FOLLOWING REPORT: THE COMMITTEE ON ROADS AND CANALS, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED THE MEMORIAL OF GEORGE WILKES, WITH NUMEROUS PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS, UPON THE SUBJECT OF CONSTRUCTING A RAILROAD, OR OTHER METHOD OF EASY AND SPEEDY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE MISSOURI AND THE COLUMBIA RIVERS, REPORT: ... [caption title]. [Washington, D. C.]: Ritchie & Heiss, printers, 1846. 22.5x14.2 cm, pp. 2-48, removed. First edition. Issued as 29th Congress, 1st Session, Ho. of Reps. Rep. No. 773. "The Committee's report (pp. 1-6) is based largely upon Frémont's explorations and concludes that further surveys and exploration will be necessary before the construction of a Pacific railroad can be attempted. The report is followed by a letter from Sen. Thomas H. Benton that encloses one of his earlier papers on the Pacific route, a report by Maj. Joshua Pilcher, and various other pertinent statements and opinions" (Wagner, Camp, Becker, The Plains & the Rockies  124a). Howes S655 ("aa"). Sabin 83832. A very good copy. (#166273).
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