REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS IN REFERENCE TO THE LOCATION OF THE…

REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS IN REFERENCE TO THE LOCATION OF THE LINE AND A WESTERN TERMINAL HARBOUR, 1878

Ottawa: Printed by Maclean, Roger, & Co, 1878. Tall octavo. Original light green printed wrappers. pp 104 + 3 colour folding maps. Spine chipped, neatly repaired; old tape stains to inner margins of covers; 2 cm strip at top of front cover clipped away with resultant browning to first page; hole cut in front cover just about the imprint; corner chips to covers; text paper lightly toned; light damp stain at bottom margin of first four leaves; in all, VG internally clean and unworn, just fair externally, the whole now sound in the binding. With rubber stamp to front cover "Library of Sanford Fleming". Lowther 523. When Sir John A. MacDonald was returned to power on 16 Oct., 1878 (after being booted from office in consequence of the Pacific Scandal of bribe-taking over the CPR contract), Sir John's government quickly decided that the great railway would take the southern route and terminate at Port Moody, British Columbia, following the Fraser and Thompson Rivers from Kamloops. Sir San Fleming had argued for the northern route, crossing the Rockies at the Yellowhead Pass.

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