42, 515 pp. report from the 32d Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 119, on the establishment of the U.S. - Mexico boundary, compiling correspondence, orders, accountings, etc., between the two boundary commissions and between the U.S. Boundary Commission and the federal government, 42 pp. index bound at the front, illustrated with 7 folding maps sewn in at rear depicting various sections of the proposed boundary. Some mild toning and foxing. 8vo. Original calf Senate binding, some rubbing and mild abrasions, gilt-stamped morocco labels to spine. Washington, D.C. (Department of the Interior) 1852. (Executive Documents Printed by Order of the Senate of the United States During the First Session of the Thirty-Second Congress, 1851-2, in Sixteen Volumes, Volume XIV.).
The reports and maps contained within this volume are crucial to understanding how the U.S. - Mexico boundary line was established, and provide a detailed picture of difficult working conditions during the survey, what materials and supplies were needed to complete it, and even the confusion of some commission members on where the line should run, the latter as illustrated in Accompanying Commissioner Bartlett's letter to the Secretary of the Interior from August 8, 1851, or in Secretary Stuart's letter presenting the report to the Senate. Book ID: 48965