NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE NORTH COAST OF AMERICA
Or, the First American Settlement on the Pacific. By Gabriel Franchere. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington. The contents of this volume form an interesting portion of American history, and will therefore justly claim the attention of American readers. In the settlement of the "Oregon Question," the facts related by the author bad the greatest possible influence with our ablest statesmen, and because, as one of them admitted, the work contained the fullest and most authentic details of the founding of Astoria, of is subsequent sale to the North-West Company, and of its final seizure as a British conquest. The style of the narrative is simple and unpretending, the work of a plain practical observer, who has taken care not to disfigure, or to bring the character of his adventures into question, by dressing them up in the exaggerations of romance.