• Creator
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818-1862
  • Created Date
  • 1852
  • Description
  • Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens, writes to friend, Captain Henry W. Halleck, to discuss the completion of the exploration of Washington Territory and the importance of building a railroad route through the territory. Stevens writes that the land surveys collected from the exploring parties will help Congress decide a good route to connect the east coast to the Pacific Northwest. He states that trade is growing quickly enough ... more
    Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens, writes to friend, Captain Henry W. Halleck, to discuss the completion of the exploration of Washington Territory and the importance of building a railroad route through the territory. Stevens writes that the land surveys collected from the exploring parties will help Congress decide a good route to connect the east coast to the Pacific Northwest. He states that trade is growing quickly enough to support the need for a railroad route. Stevens also asks Halleck for his opinions on a plan for commissioning land for a territorial university. Stevens concludes the letter by mentioning the death of a mutual friend, Mason. He notes that this friend's brother, Charles Mason, is Washington Territory's first Secretary. less
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    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2007