"Up the Salt River" would be used in the political campaign of 1840.

This is from the Public Ledger, 20 May 1836, pg. 2, col. 2:

The Salt River Journal complains that horse thieves are getting to be

uncomfortably plenty in that neighborhood.--_Boston Post_.

Why don't the _Salt Riverians_ row the thieves up the river? In the

west, to be rowed up Salt River is considered as a _finis_. Nothing more can

be done.