Minnesota and the Far West, Volum 1
W. Blackwood and Sons, 1855 - 306 sider
Oliphant acted as secretary to Lord Elgin during the negotiation at Washington of the reciprocity treaty with Canada. He then accompanied Lord Elgin to Quebec. There he was appointed superintendent of Indian affairsE, and made a journey to Lake Superior and back by the Mississippi to Chicago.
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Side 245 - The proceeds of all lands that have been, or may hereafter be, granted by the United States to the State for the support of a university, shall be and remain a perpetual fund, to be called "The University Fund...
Side 309 - There is no map in this noble Atlas upon which we might not be tempted to write largely. Almost every one suggests a volume of reflection, and suggests it by presenting, in a few hours, accurate truths which it would be the labour of a volume to enforce in words, and by imprinting them, at the name time, upon the memory with such distinctness that their outlines are not likely afterwards to be effaced. The