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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.132
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1850 
Title T. Butler King's report on California...
Date 1850
Author King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler) (1800-1864)  
Document Type Pamphlet; Government document
Content Description [Title continues] "Message from the President of the United States transmitting the report of T. Butler King, esq., heretofore appointed bearer of despatches and special agent to California." Butler describes at length the changes resulting in California from the Gold Rush, such as: how gold was discovered, how much has been mined, how many people migrated, and what has happened since. Discusses the economic possibilities and the sharing of California's wealth with the rest of the United States. Mentions a possible railroad project across the Isthmus of Panama to connect the two coasts.
Subjects President  Congress  Westward Expansion  Government and Civics  Geography and Natural History  Economics  Finance  Railroad  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Commerce  Gold Rush  Immigration and Migration  
People King, Thomas Butler (1800-1864)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; Law; The Presidency; Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859