By: Andrew R. L. Cayton
Indiana University Press: 1998 (cl. 1996)
Seller ID: 212170
Condition: 360 pages, 6 x 9, 20 b&w photos, 2 maps, index, paperback, Indiana University Press
For all this talk of affection, however, Anna [Symmes] was also stubborn and direct when she knew what she wanted. It was no coincidence that she defied her father in making the one great choice of her life: to marry Willia m Henry Harrison. The Judge had good reason to worry about the twenty-three old officer. Symmes conceded that the lieutenant had 'understanding, prudence, education, & resource in conversation' as well as 'about L3000 property' and the Judge wanted 'the a ssistance of some young man in my own arrangements.' The problem was that Harrison had 'no profession but that of arms.'... View More...