1868 · New York
"An account of the Whitman settlement and the migration of 1843" [Decker]. "This is the book wherein for the first time appeared in print the legend-- or the claim, depending on one's point of view-- of Marcus Whitman having 'saved Oregon' for the United States. The author was a pioneer of '48, and his book the source for an historical controversy which has endured through the years, and resulted in a pro and con literature extending to several hundred titles" [Eberstadt].
26 Decker 32. 107 Eberstadt 322. Smith [Edition 2] 130. (Inventory #: 36677)