To the true, good, brave Oregon Pioneers of
1843, 1844, 1845, and 1846, whose coming in the time of
joint-occupancy did so much to help save Oregon and assisted in
making it what it is today; whose affections and regards for Dr.
John McLoughlin and whose remembrances and heartfelt
appreciations of his humanity and kindness to them and theirs
can and could end only with their deaths, this volume is most