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RAMBLES

IN THE

ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

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RAMBLES

IN THE

ROCKY MOUNTAINS:

WITH A VISIT TO THE

GOLD FIELDS OF COLORADO.

BY

MAURICE O'CONNOR MORRIS,

LATE DEPUTY POSTMASTER-GENERAL OF JAMAICA.

LONDON:
SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 65, CORNHILL.

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PREFACE.

In offering to the Public these extracts from a journal kept for the perusal of a few friends, and meant to supplement private letters, I feel that an apology is due for many insertions and omissions, which, under different circumstances, would have been as inadmissible as inexcusable. The region, however, through which my rambles have led me possesses so much of interest and importance in an age which may in some respects—though Janus' shrine yawns so terribly open-be described as a golden one, and which to us

Britishers” is pre-eminently so, that I trust the many imperfections of these “Recollections" will be pardoned, in consideration of their introduction to a territory which to the great mass of readers in Eng

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