Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the Geological Survey of Oregon and Washington
Hon. JAMES L. ORR,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
SIR: I herewith transmit, to be laid before the House of Representatives, the letter of the Secretary of the Interior, dated the 12th instant, covering the report, maps, etc., of the geological survey of Oregon and Washington Territories, which has been made by John Evans, esq., United States geologist, under appropriations made by Congress for that purpose.
James Buchanan, Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the Geological Survey of Oregon and Washington Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/202708