(Washington): Blair & Rives, printers, 1840. First Edition. Removed. 4pp, drop-title, neatly removed from a nonce volume. 9" x 5.75" Very Good. Item #038308
Signed by some 150 residents of the State of Missouri, stating: "That many of us entertain a desire to emigrate to the Territory of Oregon, provided the obstacles which now render such removal inexpedient, should be removed by the legislation of Congress...." Seeking land grants for settlers in Oregon, the petitioners point out the difficulties of emigration, "...to exile ourselves from the land of our nativity...to encounter the toil and fatigue of traversing the long and wearisome distance...pilgrimage through a barren wilderness...climbing the mountain's brow, and stemming the current of mighty rivers...[not to mention]...Indian treachery and British insolence and domination...." [OCLC locates holdings at UCal-Berkeley, Yale, Missouri Hist Soc.