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The Grant of the Venezuelian Emigration Company: With Full Explanation of Their Laudable Object, &C.

by Williams & Boughan, General Agents for the Mississippi Valley, No. 212 N. Third Street, St. Louis, Mo. and Van Court, Williams & Co., Agents for Louisiana and Texas, No. [blank] Street, New Orleans, La
[St. Louis? Mo. : Williams & Boughan, 1866?]
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Venezulian Emigration Company
7 pages, [1] unnumbered page ; 24 cm
  • Includes the text of the grant to concede to Henry Price and his associates "the right to form a company for the colonization of all vacant lands which may be found in the state of Guyana and the district of Amazonas." The grant was ratified by the Venezuelan government in June of 1866.
  • "Dr. Price's sole object in seeking and obtaining this grant, was to provide a home for those in the South, that he had the fore-sight enough to see, could not remain in their old homes, under the domination and rule of their heartless victors,and more especially for the poor Confederate soldiers, and their widows and orphans. ... " -- From the promotional statement by Williams & Boughan, page 4-5.
  • "Cotton growing in Venezuela" by John Linder, director of the Zoological Gardens of Brussels, on pages 5-6.
  • "Venezuela. Letter from Secretary of Legation at New York," signed by Florencio Ribas on page 7.
  • Advertisement for agents Williams & Boughan and Van Court, Williams & Co., on unnumbered page [8]
  • Text on title changed, in pencil, from "Van Court, Williams & Co." to "B.P. Van Court," with "Miss & Ala." added after "Agents for Louisiana and Texas" and street address "69, Canal, up stairs" written in the blank space left for the address.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: One folded sheet, unopened, unbound. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. McGregor Endowment Fund, 2013/2014.
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