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King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler) (1800-1864) T. Butler King's report on California...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.132 Author/Creator: King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler) (1800-1864) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book Date: 1850 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 23.3 x 15.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.132 Author/Creator: King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler) (1800-1864) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book Date: 1850 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 23.3 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues "Message from the President of the United States 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. House Ex. Doc 59.

People: King, Thomas Butler, 1800-1864

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentCongressWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsGeography and Natural HistoryEconomicsFinanceRailroadLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCommerceGold RushImmigration and Migration

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