Item FC 3212 K44 102.005 - 1822 - Expediency of Occupying the Columbia River

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1822 - Expediency of Occupying the Columbia River

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FC 3212 K44 102.005

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  • January 18, 1822 (Creation)

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The actual document is fifteen (15) pp. bound in a book with extra, blank pages. Titled on the spine "Expediency of Occupying the Columbia River - 1822."

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From the title page: "Report Of the Select Committee, appointed on the 10th ultimo, to inquire into the expediency of occupying the Columbia river, and to regulate the intercourse with the Indian tribes; accompanied with a bill to authorize the occupation of the Columbia River. January 18, 1822. Read, and, with the bill, committed to a committee of the whole House to-morrow."

Pages 9 and 10 refer to the rich profits being made in the Canadian Fur Trade, with particular mention of Alexander Mackenzie’s explorations to the west coast and the profits made by the North West Company.

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