SENATORIAL EXCURSION PARTY OVER THE UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY, E. D. SPEECHES OF SENATORS YATES, CATTELL, CHANDLER, HOWE AND TRUMBULL; HON. J. A. J. CRESWELL, HON. JOHN COVODE, M.C., AND HON. WM. M. McPHERSON, ON THE PACIFIC RAIL ROAD QUESTION. DELIVERED AT THE BANQUET GIVEN TO THEM BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, AT THE SOUTHERN HOTEL, ST. LOUIS, JUNE 14, 1867. PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS OF EXCURSIONISTS, HELD AT FORT HARKER, KAN., JUNE 7 AND 8 1867. SPEECHES OF SENATORS CAMERON AND HENDERSON, REPRESENTATIVES ORTH, NIBLACK, STEVENS, LAFLIN, HUBBARD, NICHOLSON, KITCHEN, MAJ.-GEN. HANCOCK, AND HON. B. H. BREWSTER, ATT'Y-GENERAL OF PENNSYLVANIA. PROCEEDINGS OF MEETING OF CITIZENS OF NEW MEXICO, HELD IN SANTA FE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1867, AND ADDRESS OF GEN. WM. J. PALMER. REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY, E. D. MADE TO SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1867. EXHIBIT OF EARNINGS, &C. St. Louis: S. Levison, Printer, Nos. 5, 7 & 9 Olive Street, 1867. 21.2x13.5 cm, pp. [1-3] 4-82, inserted map (folded), modern quarter brown leather and boards. First edition. Includes a detailed, large (36.5x90.5 cm) folded "Map of the Routes of the Union Pacific Railroads with Their Eastern Connections. Compiled from Authorized Explorations, Public Surveys, and Other Reliable Data from the Departments of the Government. By W. J. Keeler, Civil Engineer. November, 1867. Lith. by J. F. Gedney, Washington." The map printed in black with areas colored in light blue, shows railroads, projected railroads, natural resources and more. The Kansas Pacific Railway "was a federally chartered railroad, backed with government land grants ... when the first transcontinental railroad was being constructed by the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific, it tried and failed to join the transcontinental ranks. It was originally the 'Union Pacific, Eastern Division,' although it was completely independent. The Pennsylvania Railroad, working with Missouri financiers, designed it as a feeder line to the transcontinental system. The owners lobbied heavily in Washington for money to build a railroad from Kansas City to Colorado, and then to California. It failed to get funding to go west of Colorado. It operated many of the first long-distance lines in the state of Kansas in the 1870s, extending the national railway network westward across that state and into Colorado. Its main line furnished a principal transportation route that opened up settlement of the central Great Plains, and its link from Kansas City to Denver provided the last link in the coast-to-coast railway network in 1870. The railroad was consolidated with the Union Pacific in 1880, and its mainline continues to be an integral part of the Union Pacific network today" (Wikipedia). Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (1800 -1878) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator for Ohio from 1851 to 1869 and was president pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1867-1869. After his defeat in the 1868 elections, he returned to his Ohio law practice. He became an agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad, continued his party activities, and served as a member of a commission researching the likelihood of the purchase of the Dominican Republic in 1871 and was an elector for Rutherford Hayes in the election of 1876. He died on March 2, 1878, in Jefferson, Ohio. Eberstadt 137:306 (lacking the map and General William J Palmer's address, as well as "Report of the Condition and Progress of the Union Pacific Railway, E. D. for the Year Ending September 30, 1867" and "Analyses of 'Denver" & 'Raton Mountain' Coal"). A fine copy. This 82-page issue with the map is rare. (#167189).
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