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EXPLORATION AND WAR continued...

THE SANTA FE TRAIL continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
401 c   [Up the Oregon Trail in the Spring of 1839] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at Baldwin (Missouri), March 19, 1839 and addressed to Rev. Elkanah Walker,
Oregon to the care of Rev. Jason Lee, Missionary, West Port, Missouri,[Up the Oregon Trail in the Spring of 1839] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at "Baldwin (Missouri), March 19, 1839" and addressed to "Rev. Elkanah Walker, Oregon to the care of Rev. Jason Lee, Missionary, West Port, Missouri", manuscript "Baldwin/March 20" postmark and matching "Paid 25" rate, carried up the Oregon Trail by the Munger/Griffin party in the Spring of 1839 while travelling with the annual fur trade caravan to the Rendezvous at the junction of Horse Creek and Green River in what is now southwest Wyoming, then to Fort Hall and on to Oregon, very fine; the only known letter carried on this trip.The following is taken from the diary of Mary Richardson Walker, the wife of Rev. Elkana Walker: "Mon. 16 (Sept. 1839)…Pretty soon Mr. Gray and wife arrived (Missionaries). They brought us letters from home from across the Mts. & by way of the Islands (Hawaiian). The intelligence they contain was much of it cheering tho they mentioned the death of many a friend or relation. The excitement felt was perhaps greater than on the day I left home…"The Editor of the diaries notes: "Gray carried letters that were brought to Oregon by sea and possibly some that might have been carried overland by the Mongers and Griffins, independent missionaries, who made the transcontinental journey in 1839. These were the first letters from her home that Mary had received since her departure about eighteen months previous."Jason Lee had stopped off at the Shawnee Mission, near Westport, Missouri, on his way east in 1838 and the Munger/Griffin party started from Westport, on their overland journey to Oregon, in the spring of 1839. From the above it is possible, and most probable, that the Munger/Griffin party, which arrived at the Whitman Station in the fall of 1839, carried the cover shown above. The letter was written by Mary's father, Joseph Richardson, and her sisters and mentions many deaths of friends and relations. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
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402 c   [Oregon Missionary Mail via Hawaii] folded letter from Sarah Smith datelined Clear Water Nez Perces Mission Oregon Ter Sept 6 1839 to West Brookfield, Mass., carried via the
Sandwich Islands and endorsed Recd Honolulu, Sand. Islds. Decr 16 19[Oregon Missionary Mail via Hawaii] folded letter from Sarah Smith datelined "Clear Water Nez Perces Mission Oregon Ter Sept 6 1839" to West Brookfield, Mass., carried via the Sandwich Islands and endorsed "Rec'd Honolulu, Sand. Islds. Decr 16 1939" on reverse, entered the mails with red "New York/Ship/Apr 26" datestamp, almost eight months after it was written, some internal splits, very fine; one of only three or four letters written by Sarah from her Oregon days (1838-42), though she did leave a diary of her experiences.Sarah Gilbert White Smith, one of six white women to make the overland journey, over the Rocky Mountains to Oregon. A 1,900 mile "tour de force", for a female riding side-saddle on horseback, in 1838. Sarah writes to her brother on personal and religious matters, mentioning her husband, the Rev. Asa B. Smith and her longing for home and loved ones - that she may only see them again in heaven - Then she tells of what they are doing: "You will learn that we have spent the summer at the Kameah - That is the inviting field for a station of any in the Mission, as a largest number of people can be gathered there than, any other place & some of the most influential of all the Nez Perces tribe are located here, & in no place is the language spoken so purely - for these reasons & that my husband may be of greater service to the Mission of translating &c…It is a beautiful valley 60 miles from Mr Spaldings (Rev. Henrey Harmon) & about 200 from Wieletpoo (Dr. Marcus Whitman's Mission)…You know it has been said that this language was very deficient in words. That faith & repentance could not be expressed &c &c. Husband says that when the language is sufficiently understood he thinks there will be no want of words to express any idea whatever…Your sister Sarah." (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $52,500.00
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403 c   [Oregon Mission Mail to South Africa] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at Tshimakain Jan 20th 1840 near Fort Colville, Oregon Country to Rev. Alden Grout,
Missionary, Care of Henry Hill Esq., Missionary Rooms Boston, Mass U.S[Oregon Mission Mail to South Africa] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at "Tshimakain Jan 20th 1840" near Fort Colville, Oregon Country to "Rev. Alden Grout, Missionary, Care of Henry Hill Esq., Missionary Rooms Boston, Mass U.S.A.", entered the mails with red "New-York/Ship/Feb 5" (1841) datestamp and manuscript "27" rate, on arrival in Boston it was forwarded to Port Natal, South Africa, probably enclosed with other letters or carried by a missionary returning to Africa, over one year in transit just to Boston, very fine.Important content letter, briefly extracted below but with much additional informarion regarding their Mission. Written by Myra F. Ells, wife of the Reverend Gushing Ells. from the Tshinakain Mission in the Oregon country, to Charlotte, the wife of Rev. Alden Grout, missionary to the Zulus in South Africa."To give you a perticular account of our journey across the Mountains would require a volume. Sufficent to say that it was one of great peril, suffering & extreme fatique…We arrived at Dr W's on the 29th of Asg. 1838 having been 129 days from Westport, the Western boundary of Mo. Mr Spalding was at Dr W's…After riding about 400 miles & confering with gentlemen of the H.B.Co. (Hudson's Bay) they selected a spot which they tho't might be favorable for a location…On the 5th of March we mounted our horses & started for our field of labour. On the 20th we reached what we now call our home…Perhaps a few facts with referance to the location of the Mission may give you some information. Fort Vancouver the principal post of the H.B.Co, is situated on the Columbia River 100 miles from its mouth & is the head of ship navigation. Fort Walla Walla is upon the same river 300 miles above Vancouver & 9 below the mouth of Snake River. Wiiletpu is Dr Whitman's location & is about 125 miles S.W. from W.W. (Walla Walla). The Rev. H.H. Spalding is on the Kooskooskee (river) 19 miles from its mouth. Fort Colvile is upon the Columbia 300 or 400 miles by way of the river above W.W. by land 150. We are about 60 miles from Colvile, 190 from W.W…""Tshimakain be the center there may be from 1500 to 2000 souls…They subsist upon roots game & fish, all found in different places. They clothe themselves with skins - they live in lodges made of rush mats pine bark or bushes according to their necessities or tastes. They have no government…The more wives they have the richer they are. .. Their motives for wanting Mission aries to settle among them as far as we can judge are selfish - they want to be clothed…Many things look dark for the poor Indians…""We revived intelligence from the S.I. (Sandwich Islands) occasionally…The Gentlemen of the H.H.B.Co (Honorable Hudson's Bay Co.) are very kind to us & treat us with great respect. Without their assistance we could not be sustained in this country…" (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
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404 c   [To Oregon Mission via ship Lausanne] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at Providence, R. I., June 17th 1841 that entered the mails with Warren, R.I.Jun 24
datestamp, matching Paid handstamp and manuscript 18 34[To Oregon Mission via ship Lausanne] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined at "Providence, R. I., June 17th 1841" that entered the mails with "Warren, R.I./Jun 24" datestamp, matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "18 3/4" rate to New York, delivered to G.P. Disosway who directed it in pencil "For the Ship Lausanne", addressed to Henry Brewer at the Oregon Mission who docketed it on the front "May 13, 1842 / Rev W. Livesey" upon receipt, some internal splits, very fine.The Lausanne probably left New York about 1st October, 1841 as it was about a seven to eight months voyage around Cape Horn and the Sandwich Islands. This was the second voyage of the Lausanne, Brewer having come to Oregon on its first voyage in 1839-40. The Lausanne was owned or chartered by the Oregon Methodist Episcopal Mission. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,900.00
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405 c   [Oregon Missions overland to Missouri] folded letter with integral address leaf to Franklin, Ct. datelined Oregon Territory, Waskopam Mission Jan 21, 1842, with directive Pr
H.B. Co. Express (Hudson Bay Company) crossed out and carried overla[Oregon Missions overland to Missouri] folded letter with integral address leaf to Franklin, Ct. datelined "Oregon Territory, Waskopam Mission Jan 21, 1842", with directive "Pr H.B. Co. Express" (Hudson Bay Company) crossed out and carried overland down the Oregon Trail by a Mr. Fowler and deposited in the mails with manuscript "Westport, Mo./7 Dec" (1842) postmark and matching "25" rate, docketed as having arrived January 1 (1843), almost a year after the letter was written, very fine and rare routing from the Oregon Missions.Henry Bridgeman reports to his father-in-law on the country in general, the weather; the mission work; the Hudson's Bay Co. and the Indians. In particular, he gives the account of an attack by the Cayuse Indians on Dr. Whitman which did not result in serious injury, but did foreshadow the Whitman massacre in which 14 whites lost their lives, including the Doctor and Mrs. Whitman, at the hands of the same tribe of Indians in November of 1847.In closing he gives directions for sending letters overland via the express boats of the Hudson's Bay Company: "Please write every year - by way of Canada. Send letters to Lachine, U.C. by the first of March (post paid) to the care of the agent of the H.B. Company & in Oct. following we shall receive them. The express passes hereabout the 20th of Oct. You can send letters or packages to the S. Islands (Hawaiian) almost every month in the year. I think vessels come from the Islands here very frequently ... This leaves us in March by the express boats."At the very end he adds: "Feb. 23, 1842 I have an opportunity of sending this direct to the States." Then crosses out the directive "Pr H.B. Co. Express" (Per Hudson's Bay Express) on the lower left hand corner of the cover. According to Brewer's journal, in the Oregon Historical Society, this letter was carried overland by a Mr. Fowler and deposited in the mails at Westport, Missouri on December 7, 1842. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
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406 c   [Oregon Missions via Hawaii] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined Oregon Territory Waskopum Mission May 28, 1842, carried by a returning missionary via the
Sandwich Islands and around Cape Horn to Boston, where it entered the mail[Oregon Missions via Hawaii] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Oregon Territory Waskopum Mission May 28, 1842", carried by a returning missionary via the Sandwich Islands and around Cape Horn to Boston, where it entered the mails to Norwich, Ct. with red "Boston, Ms./May 11" (1843) datestamp, matching "SHIP" handstamp and manuscript "14" due, very fine.Henry Bridgeman Brewer writes to his wife's parents back home: "Good news from a far country is like water to a thirsty soul" following his statement that on "The 13th inst the long expected package arrived containing the noble sum of 15 letters from our friends in the States which included the letter from Rev. Wm. Livesey. Also the receipt of clothing, shoes and other needed gifts. Brewer reports on the activity of the missionaries and that Br Jason Lee will soon send me a Sandwich Islander to assist me on the farm," as well as the death of Lee's second wife. "We hope when all who must go (back to the states), are gone from the Oregon Methodist Mission, we who are left will do our duty to God, these Indians & one another as becometh the followers of the meek & lowly Jesus. - I have not said much about the Indians. They have just gone to the Salmon grounds (the Dalls) - We now have an abundance of Salmon for which we pay about 5 cts apiece - I have forgotten to mention the good camp meeting we had with the Indians - The Lord was with us of a truth. Since then there has been something of a revival among them." (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
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407 c   [Slavery among the Oregon Indians, Brewer] Brewer, Rev. Henry B, long four page epistle written by Rev. Brewer while in Oregon in September of 1845, and mailed in 1847 or later
to Mrs. Brewer in Springfield, Mass., with 5c Red brown (1), four ge[Slavery among the Oregon Indians, Brewer] Brewer, Rev. Henry B, long four page epistle written by Rev. Brewer while in Oregon in September of 1845, and mailed in 1847 or later to Mrs. Brewer in Springfield, Mass., with 5c Red brown (#1), four generous margins, manuscript cancel and red "West Brookfield, Ms./Aug 23" datestamp, some age staining and stamp affected by file crease, fine.The story is a parable of sorts in the form of an account of the efforts to convert the natives, dissuade them from taking slaves, teach them farming, how to deal with the trials and tribulations of life and moralizing, much of which seems to involve whipping. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,450.00
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408 c   [Idaho Missionary Mail, 1842-43] folded letter with integral address leaf from Henry Harmon Spalding, from the Lapwai Mission datelined Clear Water Aug 17 1842, which was
located on the Clearwater River in what was then the Oregon Country and i[Idaho Missionary Mail, 1842-43] folded letter with integral address leaf from Henry Harmon Spalding, from the Lapwai Mission datelined "Clear Water Aug 17 1842", which was located on the Clearwater River in what was then the Oregon Country and is now in present day Idaho, probably carried to the Oregon Coast and picked up by a whaler, entered the mails with red "New Bedford, Ms./May 1" (1843) datestamp, matching "SHIP" handstamp and manuscript "1 oz - 52" cents collect at Winchester, Ct., very lengthy and interesting eleven page letter to his sister (transcript included), very fine. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
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409 c   [By Hudsons Bay Company to Oregon Country] westbound folded letter with integral address leaf datelined Wilbraham (Mass.), fast day April the 4, 1844 to Henry Bridgeman Brewer,
the Oregon missionary, addressed to Columbia River, Dalles Statio[By Hudson's Bay Company to Oregon Country] westbound folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Wilbraham (Mass.), fast day April the 4, 1844" to Henry Bridgeman Brewer, the Oregon missionary, addressed to "Columbia River, Dalles Station" and endorsed "Care of James Keith, Lachine, L.C., H. Bay Company, Express to Columbia River," red "Wilbraham, Mass./Apr 8" datestamp, matching "Paid" handstamp and "25" rate, arrived at Lachine, where H.B.C. maintained a warehouse, with red "Lachine, L.C./13th April, 1844" datestamp and "4 1/2" rate, then carried by Hudson's Bay Co. canoe brigade express to Fort Edmonton, then overland through the Athabasca Pass to Boat Encampment and down the Columbia River to the Dalles, docketed as received on reverse by Bridgeman "By Express Boat/Oct 29, 1844," very fine; a remarkable westbound letter from a private party using the annual H.B.C. canoe brigade express service. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $9,000.00
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410 c   [Henry Bridgeman Brewer from Oregon] folded letter about ransonomed a slave from the grave, signed with integral address leaf datelined Oregon Territory Columbia River Sept.
27, 1844 and endorsed to by carried by Rev. Mr Perkins via ship arou[Henry Bridgeman Brewer from Oregon] folded letter about ransonomed a slave from the grave, signed with integral address leaf datelined "Oregon Territory Columbia River Sept. 27, 1844" and endorsed to by carried by "Rev. Mr Perkins" via ship around Cape Horn, entered the mail to Norwich, Ct. with red "Fall River, Ms./Jul 9" (1845) datestamp, matching "SHIP" handstamp and manuscript "7" rate, very fine.Henry Bridgman Brewer writes his father in law in part: "...While we were on our visit to Wallamette a circumstance took place which shows that heathan practices are not all done away. It may be a good story for a Sabbath school. Sinims an Indian who lives not far from our house had a little boy who he loved dearly; the Father's heart was set upon him. This little boy was taken sick and died. The Father had a little slave that used to wait upon his little son in his life time. The Father thought for the love he had for his son he ought to sacrifice the slave at his death, accordingly the deceased child and the living slave were taken to the sepulchre of the dead - The Indians of the Dalls bury their dead in houses made of boards on an Island in the Dalls, to keep them from the wolves - The slave is probably eight years old, he made no resistance - they bound him hand & foot & laid him upon the bodies of other deceased persons who had been recently placed there, with his face downward & the body of the deceased child placed upon him, just as they were about to leave him he called to them to loose the cord that bound him but they heeded not his cries. In this awful situation he spent one long dismall night though before morning he shook the corpse off from him - he said he heard the dead singing (the Indians believe this to be really true) one of the chiefs was in at Br Perkins & was mentioning the circumstance & said he tried to dissuade them from doing as they did. Br P. tried to have them bring him (slave) away that night but in vain. The next day Br Perkins ransomed him from the grave by paying three blankets & a shirt which are to be placed in the room (in place of) of the slave, so that the dead may not be robbed - Br P. has named him Ransom for he was ransomed from the grave. The little slave is a bright active little fellow. The sores where he was tied have not quite healed. Br P. has him along & will probably put him out to some good pious man at Wallamette as an apprentice." (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
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411 c   [To the Oregon Mission] folded letter with integral address leaf with manuscript E Haverhill N.H. Dec 29 (1844) postmark and matching 18 34 rate to New York, where it was
delivered to George Lane to be forwarded to H. Brewer & H. Parkins, D[To the Oregon Mission] folded letter with integral address leaf with manuscript "E Haverhill N.H. Dec 29" (1844) postmark and matching "18 3/4" rate to New York, where it was delivered to George Lane to be forwarded to "H. Brewer & H. Parkins, Dalls Oregon Territory", carried by ship and arrived at the Dalles on 15 November, 1845 per Brewer's docket, nearly a year in transit, fresh and very fine.In the letter Daniel Lee reports on the people and the affairs of the Missions. He thinks that religion is needed as much or more back home than in far away Oregon: "Millerism (William Miller, a U.S. preacher who declared the end of the world and the second coming of Christ would occur in 1843) has been raging and foaming against the church … We have preaching woman, and antipreaching, antipraying man..." Jason Lee and his nephew, Daniel Lee, had led the first Mission to the Indians "beyond the Rocky Mountains." The Lees were both ordained ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church and made the journey overland to Oregon with Nathaniel J. Wyeth's second expedition in 1834. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
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412 c   [Oregon Missionary Mail via Hawaii] folded letter with integral address leaf to Hartford, Connecticut datelined Salem July 11th 1847, with postscripts dated July 25 and Aug 4
and bearing bold manuscript AstoriaOregon postmark in the hand[Oregon Missionary Mail via Hawaii] folded letter with integral address leaf to Hartford, Connecticut datelined "Salem July 11th 1847", with postscripts dated "July 25" and "Aug 4" and bearing bold manuscript "Astoria/Oregon" postmark in the hand of John Shively and most likely carried by ship to the Sandwich islands and around Cape Horn, entered the mails with red "New-York.Ship/7 cts/Aug 6 (1848)" datestamp, nearly a year in the mails, light overall toning and stain on reverse, fine.At the time this letter was written, there was no post office in Oregon, but John Shively was well on his way, in a wagon train, with his appointment as Deputy Postmaster at Astoria, Oregon. He arrived there about 9 September, 1847. This letter had apparently laid at Oregon City or Astoria until he arrived. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
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413 c   [Idaho Missionary Mail] folded letter with integral address leaf from Eliza Hart Spalding, the wife of Henry Harmon Spalding, from the Lapwai Mission datelined Clear Water July
22nd 1847, which was located on the Clearwater River in what was th[Idaho Missionary Mail] folded letter with integral address leaf from Eliza Hart Spalding, the wife of Henry Harmon Spalding, from the Lapwai Mission datelined "Clear Water July 22nd 1847", which was located on the Clearwater River in what was then the Oregon Country and is now in present day Idaho, probably carried to the Oregon Coast and picked up by a whaler, entered the mails with light "Fair Haven, Mass/May 1" (1848) postmark, matching "SHIP" and manuscript "12" rate and forwarded to Holland Patent, N.Y., some internal splits, fine; Fairhaven shares a harbor with New Bedford, from whence a great many whalers sailed.Historic letter written by Eliza Hart Spalding, the wife of Henry Harmon Spalding. The following extracts are taken from the letter: "A gentleman arrived here from Willamette a few days since, whose business is to obtain the Printing Press for an association who wish to publish a Temperance Paper…Last season (1846) a party from the settlements in Willamette surveyed a route for the Immigrants far south of this. They pursued their way till they reached the old route (Fort Hall, Oregon Trail) where they met with the Immigrants, & reported to them that they had found a new route which was more direct & much preferable to the old one, & induced over 100 waggons to make a trial of it. A party of 18 wagons who were on this route, have not been heard of since they entered upon it. It is supposed that they have all perished from want or have fallen into the hands of the savages. Another party of ninety wagons suffered indescribably from the roughness of the route. Forty of these wagons, it is stated lie in scattered fragments upon the hills & mountains & rocky glens, a great portion of their cattle also perished. Nearly all came in on foot. The earliest arrivals were about the last of Nov. Others did not get in till the middle of January. Many of these were brought in on horseback by some of the settlers who went out with supplies in order to assist them. A party (Donner party) who left the route this side of the Rocky Mts. for California was overtaken by deep snows in (the) California Mts. & 38 out of 81 perished. The dead bodies of those who perished was all the food that some of these unfortunate persons had for many days. The immigrants suffer much on the latter part of the route..."As a historical note in 1836 Eliza Spalding and Narcissa Whitman, the wives of the Reverend Henry H. Spalding and Doctor Marcus Whitman, were the first white women to cross the American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. (imagea) (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
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414   [The Whitman Massacre] Remarkable content letter, with integral postmarked address leaf, from Rev. Harry Clark at Tualatin Plains, Oregon Territory, to Isaac Smith in
Gouverneur, NY, April 8, 1848. He tells of the massacre by Native Americans of[The Whitman Massacre] Remarkable content letter, with integral postmarked address leaf, from Rev. Harry Clark at Tualatin Plains, Oregon Territory, to Isaac Smith in Gouverneur, NY, April 8, 1848. He tells of the massacre by Native Americans of missionary Marcus Whitman and his wife, Narcissa, as well as most of the residents at their settlement near present-day Walla Walla, Washington:"For a few weeks past our otherwise bright prospects have been darkened by savage cruelty and superstition. On the 29th Nov. Dr. Whitman and his wife and 12 white men Americans including two lads nearly grown were murdered at Dr. Whitman's Station. It is utterly impossible to ascertain the whole truth...The Doctor's Indians (Kaus) were the only Indians engaged in this horrible affair…The Indians were sick and many dying perhaps 30 in a few weeks…The Doctor was all attention night and day. The Indians were told...that the Doctor was giving poison or bad medicine consequently they decided to kill the Do. & Mrs. Whitman. While they murdered all the emigrants…they could we cannot say. Several men escaped…The Nez Perce chief Ellis has some two years since told the Catholics that should they come and establish missions…where the protestants were it would be a declaration for war…The priests and the French, as well as the HB Company were not injured or molested…Mr. Spalding escaped after 6 days & nights of severe toil and hunger...Mr. Spalding is now with me likewise his family. All praise is due to Hon. H.B. Co. for their prompt and efficient action in delivering the captives, number perhaps 40...An army has been raised and the Murderers have been driven from this country, but the war is not at an end...The gov't of U. States has long neglected this country…"Carried overland and posted at Savannah, Missouri on July 27, as per postmark plus the collect rate handstamped "10". Whitman and Spalding, with their wives - the first white women to make the overland journey - took the first wagons through the Oregon Trail. Dr. Whitman was killed and his body mutilated. The incident set off the Cayuse War, and in 1850 five warriors (at least one of whom appears to have been innocent) were hanged for the murders. (imagea) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

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415 c   [Reverend Henry Spalding and the Oregon Missions, 1860] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined Fort Walla Walla W.T. Jan 2 1860 with manuscript Wailepta W.T.Feby
4th60 Washington Territory postmark and 10c Green, Ty. II (32, te[Reverend Henry Spalding and the Oregon Missions, 1860] folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Fort Walla Walla W.T. Jan 2 1860" with manuscript "Wailepta W.T./Feby 4th/60" Washington Territory postmark and 10c Green, Ty. II (#32, tear) to the American Home Missionary Society in New York City, very fine; ex-Jarrett.A wonderful long letter written by the Reverend Henry Harmon Spalding regarding his present situation and labors among the Indians of the Old Oregon Country. He wants their continued support of his church among the Indians and that he is the only person living who can write and preach to them in their language. Spalding also vividly describes toil and hardship of a pioneer missionary and the bitter competition between the Catholics and the Protestants in their efforts to civilize and christianize the Indians. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,700.00
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THE OREGON TRAIL
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
416   [Oregon Trail] Fine group of Books: Report of the Committee on Military Affairs in relation to…the Expedition to the Yellow Stone River. 1820 [Govt. Printing]. 8vo, modern yellow cloth with gilt spine. With 8 fold-out charts. The Modern Voyager and Traveller... WMA Adams. London, Fisher, Son, & Co., 1828 12mo, Vol I and II only. Half calf with gilt spine. With engraved titles and plates, all hand-colored. No folding maps. Boards very well rubbed, interiors toned. A History of Oregon, 1792-1849. WH Gray. Portland, Harris & Holman, 1870. First Edition. 8vo, original black cloth with gilt spines. Errata sheet s tipped to verso of title. Possibly rebacked with pages from a different edition, as pages 529-576 are not toned. The Prairie Traveler. A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. RB Marcy. London, Trubner & Co., 1863. Fold-out map. 8vo, original cloth with gilt spine. A later edition (original was NY, 1859). Risvold label on pastedown. With Map of the United States of America. New York, Colton, 1853. About 18.5” x 32”, folded to 16mo in blue cloth with gilt title. Hand colored. Very minor edge and fold wear. Est. $500-750

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417   Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, during the Years 1838-42., Charles Wilkes. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845. Six volumes (including atlas). 8vo,
(atlas 4to), brown cloth with gilt shield design, spines. Rubbed, lightNarrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, during the Years 1838-42., Charles Wilkes. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845. Six volumes (including atlas). 8vo, (atlas 4to), brown cloth with gilt shield design, spines. Rubbed, lightly foxed, atlas spine chipped. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

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418   Fremonts Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842. The famous Pathfinders map. Fremont, John Charles. Washington, 1845 30.25 x 51.5, folding to
4to in black cloth with gilt title. Some hand tinting. BackedFremont's Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842. The famous "Pathfinder's" map. Fremont, John Charles. Washington, 1845 30.25" x 51.5", folding to 4to in black cloth with gilt title. Some hand tinting. Backed with linen. Cover boards detached but present. Cover worn but map exceptional. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

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419   [California Trail] Excellent pair of Books: Phelps's Traveller's Guide Through the United States. NY, Ensigns and Thayer, 1849. 12mo, red morocco with gilt title and steamboat, train designs. With full map folded into back. Corner and fold splits of map repaired with paper on verso. Conclin's New River Guide or A Gazetteer of all the Towns on the Western Waters. Cincinnati, HS & J. Applegate, 1849. Later ¼ leather with marbled boards. Original green printed wraps bound in. Wraps soiled, otherwise fine. Est. $300-400

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420   The California-Oregon Trail., Dale Lowell Morgan. Georgetown CA, Talisman Press, 1963. - Ed by Morgan - 2 vols. 8vo, original black morocco with marbled boards. With facsimile
map (4 parts on 2 sheets) loose in rear pocket of vol I & 1 map inThe California-Oregon Trail., Dale Lowell Morgan. Georgetown CA, Talisman Press, 1963. - Ed by Morgan - 2 vols. 8vo, original black morocco with marbled boards. With facsimile map (4 parts on 2 sheets) loose in rear pocket of vol I & 1 map in vol II. Signed by Morgan in volume I. In original slipcase. Fine, nearly as new. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,000.00
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