Letters descriptive of a Tour through the North-West, IN THE AUTUMN OF 1856. WITH INFORMATION RELATIVE TO PUBLIC LANDS, AND A TABLE OF STATISTICS.
COUNSELOR AT LAW; EDITOR OF THE OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES.
"From the forests and the prairies,
From the great lakes of the Northland,
From the land of the Ojibways,
From the land of the Dacotahs." - LONGFELLOW
W A S H I N G T O N:
Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1857, by
C. C. ANDREWS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and
for the District of Columbia.
PHILADELPHIA: STEREOTYPED BY E. B. MEARS.
PRINTED BY C. SHERMAN & SON.
THESE "Trivial Fond Records" ARE RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO THE YOUNG MEN OF MINNESOTA.
THE object of publishing these letters can be very briefly stated.
During the last autumn I made a tour into Minnesota, upwards of a
hundred and thirty miles north-west of St. Paul, to satisfy myself as
to the character and prospects of the territory. All I could learn
from personal observation, and otherwise, concerning its society and
its ample means of greatness, impressed me so favorably as to the
advantages still open to the settler, that I put down in the form of
letters such facts as I thought would be of general interest. Since
their publication in the Boston, Post a few requests, which I
could not comply with, were made for copies of them all.