Letter from the Secretary of War, Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a report of the survey, estimates, &c., of a route from St. Louis to the Big Bend of the Red River. Joshua BARNEY.

Letter from the Secretary of War, Communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a report of the survey, estimates, &c., of a route from St. Louis to the Big Bend of the Red River

[Washington?]: 1852. First Edition. Octavo (ca. 22cm.); disbound; 59pp.; large folding map bound in rear. Map a bit creased from mis-folds, one panel (serving as rear wrapper) toned, else a Very Good, fresh copy. At head of title: 32d Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 49.

Results of a survey conducted in 1850 and 1851 led by Captain Joshua Barney of the United States Topographical Corps of Engineers for a rail line running from St. Louis to a point on the Arkansas River near Little Rock. The result was the Mississippi, Ouachita, and Red River Railroad, the first incorporated railroad in Arkansas. HOWES B-158 (errouneously giving the date 1853).

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