[Transcontinental Railroad] MEMORIAL OF ASA WHITNEY, OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PRAYING A GRANT OF LAND, TO ENABLE HIM TO CONSTRUCT A RAILROAD FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, JANUARY 28, 1845. 28th Congress, 2d Session; Senate document 69. Asa Whitney.

[Transcontinental Railroad] MEMORIAL OF ASA WHITNEY, OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PRAYING A GRANT OF LAND, TO ENABLE HIM TO CONSTRUCT A RAILROAD FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, JANUARY 28, 1845. 28th Congress, 2d Session; Senate document 69

[Washington]: 1845. Disbound. Very Good binding. Item #3058

Octavo. 4 pp. First edition. Single bifolium removed from binding. Clean and without foxing. Among the earliest of many petitions made to Congress by Whitney for a land grant to accommodate a transcontinental railroad. Whitney proved to be the driving force behind the project that was ultimately finished by others in 1869. An important piece of railway history.

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