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The Details:

American Society for Encouraging the Settlement of the Oregon Territory. A General Circular to all Persons of Good Character, who wish to Emigrate to the Oregon Territory… Charlestown, Massachusetts: William W. Wheildon, R.P. & C. Williams, 1831. [catalog record]

Gift of Donald McKay Frost, 1947.

The Story:

This General Circular, subtitled “Manual of the Oregon Expedition,”outlined plans to recruit settlers for a transcontinental journey and sell $200,000 worth of stock in the enterprise. Donald McKay Frost gave the Society both the circular and an unused booklet of twenty-five land certificates.

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