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DEB_1863-01-23.pdf
Measures pending in the Washington House of Representatives include (1) Apportionment which would give the mining region east of the mountains a majority in both branches of the Legislature. and (2) an amendment authorizing the Columbia River…

DEB_1863-02-09.pdf
This newspaper correspondent has little patience with the Territorial Legislature's seeming corruption, graft, and failure to get much done.
The Legislature has only accomplished the following: elected G.A. Barnes, proprietor of the Washington…

Washington Standard_1863-05-30_Lapwai.pdf
This article talks about the treaty being created with the Nez Perce Indians and how important it is to the Union. The author says that in Lewiston, "There is a strong secession element in the community, who have no desire to see a treaty made, but…

Washington Standard_1861-06-08_Our Portland Correspondent.pdf
This brief note reflects the ongoing interest in Oregon's Joseph Lane, the 1860 nominee for the vice presidency of the southern wing of the Democratic Party.

Walla Walla Statesman_1865-03-10_Death Of The Evening Tribune.pdf
The article says the Portland (Oregon) Evening Tribune "expired the other day for a lack of sufficiency of the spondoolix secretion."

The editor was a loyalist from Tennessee who wouldn't fight for the union, but came west, he said, "to watch…

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The writer discusses reports of separatist plans for the overthrow of federal authority in California, Oregon and Washington by plotters including ex-senators Gwin (CA) and Lane (OR) and the Knights of the Golden Circle, and worries that disaffected…

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The reporter infers that Senator Lane (D., OR), a former general and a southern sympathizer opposed to coercion of the seceding states, thinks Oregon would eventually become an independent republic.

Daily Evening Bulletin_1861-02-25_Letter from London.pdf
London reporter, while describing British reactions to news from the U.S., notes some British newspapers anticipate that if southern states secede, the rest of the country will break up into fragments including a Pacific Republic of which California…

Daily Evening Bulletin_1861-04-12_A Bugaboo Story.pdf
In a letter dated March 23, the New York correspondent says a sensation was caused there by dispatches describing rumors of a revolutionary plot in the Pacific States by the "Knights of the Golden Circle", said to have a powerful following in…

1861-04-16sfdeb-1-1_3-L from NY-3rd Confederacy Projected.jpg
The correspondent writes that there are unceasing rumors in New York about conspiracies to include the Pacific states in the secession movement. One telegram is said to announce that Messrs. Lane [Joseph, of Oregon], Gwin [William, of California],…
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