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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1850
|T. Butler King's report on California...
|King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler) (1800-1864)
|Pamphlet; Government document
|[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.
|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
|King, Thomas Butler (1800-1864)
|Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; Law; The Presidency; Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859