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The volume will be beautifully illustrated with engravings of towns (among which will be Brunswick), public buildings, landscape scenery, etc., drawn and engraved expressly for this work. It will be a valuable book for reference to all who take an interest in this great State.—Press, Brunswick, Mo.

This book will contain the latest and most reliable information in regard to our noble State, as well as authentic accounts of its early settlement.-- The Central City, Brunswick, Mo.

We have no hesitancy in pronouncing it one of the most complete, comprehensive works of the kind ever published for any Western State or Territory. At this time the great want of the State is an influx of intelligent, energetic Northern people, who shall infuse new life and energy into the now almost depopulated portions of our State. This want has been expressed by our noble Gov. ernor in his inaugural message, by the best men in our Legislature and State Convention, and by the press all over the State. In all the Union as it was," there is no other State that possesses, to the same extent, the elements of wealth, of greatness, and independence as does Missouri; but the fact avails us nothing unless these latent resources are developed. To insure their development we must make these facts known to the rest of the world-to the overcrowded East, and the manufacturing and mining districts of the Old World, and a tide of immigration will flow into "free Missouri,” such as even the auriferous districts might covet. The reasons are self-evident; almost every mineral of any economical value exists in working quantities in this State, and of some of the most useful and profitable we have beds of unparalleled extent. The more valuable beds of iron, lead, copper, and marble are in districts penetrated by railroads already completed, or whose completion at an early day is provided for; our public improvements, the cause of education and everything that tends towards the advancement of the best interests of the State, are fostered and encouraged by the Executive and Legislature.

Let these facts be properly and fully set forth before the world, as they will be in the forthcoming work-let a correct view of “Missouri as it is in 1867"redeemed, disenthralled--be published and widely circulated, and thousands of intelligent and industrious settlers will make their homes with us, bringing with them millions of capital, and energy and principles that shall inaugurate the new era in Missouri-that shall build up colleges and school-houses, manufactories, towns, and villages, and “make the wilderness to blossom as the rose.”

We heartily congratulate the people of the State, that the work of producing this most desirable result, by the advocacy of the claims of our State, has been undertaken at this time, by one eminently competent to do the subject justice. Mr. Parker has done and is doing the State a noble work, unaided by public or private enterprise, and it is due him, and manifestly to the interest of the State, that his efforts should be sanctioned by the State, as far as consistent.--St. Louis Dispatch.

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AS IT

IS IN

IN 1867:

AN

Illustrated Historical Gazetteer of Missouri

,

EMBRACING THE

Geography, History, Resources and Prospects; the Mineralogical and
Agricultural Wealth and Advantages; the Population,
Business Statistics, Public Institutions, etc.

of each County in the State.

THE NEW CONSTITUTION, THE EMANCIPATION ORDINANCE,

AND IMPORTANT FACTS CONCERNING “FREE MISSOURI."

AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY, SOILS, ETC.

BY PROF. G. 0. SWALLOW.

Also Special Articles on Climate, Grape Culture, Hemp, and Tobacco.

Illustrated with Numerous Original Engravings.

BY

NATHAN H. PARKER,

AUTHOR OF "10WA AS IT 18;" HANDBOOKS OF MINNESOTA, IOWA, KANSAS AND NEBRASKA;

SECTIONAL AND GEOLOGICAL MAPS OF IOWA, MISSOURI, ETC.

PHILADELPHIA:

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

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P3

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by

NATHAN H. PARKER,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern

District of Missouri.

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