Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of the Best and Rarest Contemporary Volumes of Travel, Descriptive of the Aborigines and Social and Economic Conditions in the Middle and Far West, During the Period of Early American Settlement, Volume 3

Reuben Gold Thwaites
A. H. Clark Company, 1904

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Pagina 310 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Pagina 371 - A LIMITED EDITION only printed direct from type, and the type distributed. Each volume handsomely printed in large type on Dickinson's hand-made paper, and illustrated with maps, plates, and facsimiles. Published a volume each two months, beginning September, 1902. PRICE, volumes I and z, jjz.oo net each; volumes 3 to 16, $2.50 net each.
Pagina 310 - IN Conformity to the Act of the Congrefs of the United States, entitled, ' ' An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by fecuring the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of fuch Copies, during the Times therein mentioned...
Pagina 371 - Mr. Hulbert has evidently mastered his subject, and has treated it very ably and enthusiastically. History is too frequently a mere collection of dry bones, but here we have a book which, when once begun, will be read eagerly to the end, so vividly does the author bring scenes and personages before us.
Pagina 371 - The Historic Highways of America by ARCHER BUTLER HULBERT A series of monographs on the History of America as portrayed in the evolution of its highways of War, Commerce, and Social Expansion. Comprising the following volumes : I — Paths of the Mound-Building Indians and Great Game Animals. II — Indian Thoroughfares. Ill — Washington's Road: The First Chapter of the Old French War.
Pagina 159 - Limeston, in Kentucky, or for Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio, the bargemen return by land, and by that means take a route of four or five hundred miles. The navigation of the Ohio and Mississippi is so much improved of late that they can tell almost to a certainty the distance from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, which they compute to be two thousand one hundred miles. The barges in the spring season...
Pagina 247 - With them the passion for gaming and spirituous liquors is carried to excess, which frequently terminates in quarrels degrading to human nature. The public houses are always crowded, more especially during the sittings of the courts of justice. Horses and lawsuits comprise the usual topic of their conversation. If a traveler happens to pass by, his horse is appreciated; if he stops, he is presented with a glass of whiskey...
Pagina 205 - Brown in the first rank of physicians settled in that part of the country. Receiving regularly the scientific journals from London, he is always in the channel of new discoveries, and turns them to the advantage of his fellow-citizens. It is to him that they are indebted for the introduction of the cow-pox. He had at that time inoculated upward of five hundred persons in Kentucky, when they were making their first attempts in New York and Philadelphia.
Pagina 161 - What part of the world do you come from?" as if these immense and fertile regions were to be the asylum common to all the inhabitants of the globe. Now if we consider these astonishing and rapid ameliorations, what ideas must we not form of the height of prosperity to which the western country is rising, and of the certain spring that the commerce, population, and culture of the country is taking by uniting Louisiana to the American territory.
Pagina 177 - Islands the produce of the country in a vessel built in their own town,— which they sent to Jamaica. The success which crowned this first attempt excited such emulation among the inhabitants of that part of the western country, that several new vessels were launched at Pittsburgh and Louisville, and expedited to the isles, or to New York and Philadelphia.

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