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AND

ITS RESOURCES.

BY

WILLIAM H. DALL,

DIRECTOR OF THE SCIENTIFIC CORPS OF THE LATE WESTERN UNION

TELEGRAPH EXPEDITION.

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***** COLLEGE LIDHARY

1871, scat. 2. Soirot Fund.

$ 5.63

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by

WILLIAM H. DALL, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co.,

CAMBRIDGE

To the Memory

OF

ROBERT KENNICOTT,

FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE SCIENTIFIC CORPS,

This Work is reverently Dedicated.

HE JOINED TO A NOBLE AND GENEROUS HEART AN ENTHUSIASTIC

LOVE OF NATURE; DEFYING IN THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

THE MIASMA OF THE TROPICS AND THE RIGORS OF THE

ARCTIC WINTER; MANFULLY ENDURING ISOLA-
TION, SICKNESS, AND PRIVATION, AND
DYING IN THE FIELD, A MARTYR

TO THE CONSCIENTIOUS DIS

CHARGE OF HIS

DUTY.

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