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 4
Reuben Gold Thwaites
A. H. Clark Company, 1904 - Mississippi River Valley
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acres Allegheny appearance bank beautiful boat bottom breakfast brick Brunot's island cabin called Chilicothe court house CRAMER creek crossed cultivated Cuming distance dollars excellent farm feet ferry fifty five miles Fort Pitt four miles French French Grant half a mile half past handsome hills hilly horses hundred Indian inhabitants island Kentucky land Lexington Licking Marietta Maysville Michaux's Travels mile long miles further miles lower mill Mississippi Mississippi territory morning mountains mouth musquitoes Natchez navigation neighbourhood night o'clock Ohio opposite Orleans passed Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pittsburgh plain plantation pleasant Point Pleasant publick quarter ridge river river hills road salt Salt Lick Scioto scite settled settlement shore side situation skiff soil spring stage wagon Steubenville stone stopped street supper tavern territory thirty three miles tion town trees Virginia walked Washington West western Wheeling Wheeling creek whence whiskey woods yards wide Zanesville
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Page 333 - ... from his heart. The heart of an Irishman is by nature bold, and he confides; it is tender, and he loves; it is generous, and he gives; it is social, and he is hospitable.
Page 333 - Irishman is not the running account of posted and ledgered courtesies, as in other countries. It springs, like all his qualities, his faults, his virtues, directly from his heart. The heart of an Irishman is by nature bold, and he confides ; it is tender, and he loves ; it is generous, and he gives ; it is social, and he is hospitable.
Page 371 - The latent tracts, the giddy heights, explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise ; , Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.
Page 225 - ... neighbouring country, who both conversed with me until I feigned sleep, in hopes that would silence them, but though they then ceased to direct their discourse to me, they continued to talk to each other on their most private and domestick affairs, as though there had been no other person in the room. In spite of their conversation I at last fell asleep, but I was soon awoke in torture from a general attack made on me by hosts of vermin of the most troublesome and disgusting genii. I started...
Page 139 - It may not be improper to mention, that the backwoodsmen, as the first emigrants from the eastward of the Allegheny mountains are called, are very similar in their habits and manners to the aborigines, only perhaps more prodigal and more careless of life.
Page 179 - He was informed by Captain Waller that " buffalo, bears, and deer were so plenty in the country, even long after it began to be generally settled, and ceased to be frequented as a hunting-ground by the Indians, that little or no bread was used, but that even the children were fed on game, the facility of gaining which prevented the progress of agriculture, until the poor innocent buffaloes were completely extirpated and other wild animals much thinned ; and that the principal part of the cultivation...
Page 163 - We observed here vast numbers of beautiful, large, green paroquets, which our landlord, squire Brown, informed us abound all over the country. They keep in flocks, and when they alight on a tree, they are not distinguishable from the foliage, from their colour" (EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS, iv, p.