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History of Oregon and California
Writing principally about the portion of North America border on the Pacific Ocean between the 40th and 54th parallels of latitude (Oregon), Greenhow found it necessary to also include the regions known as California that extended southward from the Columbia River to the Californian Gulf. Recognizing that the territories were becoming increasingly more important due to the advancement of the population of adjoining countries towards the territories; from the constant increase of the trade and navigation of several countries claiming powers in the Pacific. The difficulty of effecting an amicable partition of the territories was becoming more urgent. Greenhow’s objective was to show the nature, origin and extent of the various claims.
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"1844 - The History of Oregon and California and Other Territories, Robert Greenhow" (2019). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 106.