By: edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick.
Ohio University Press: c1997
Seller ID: 411799
Condition: 280 pages, 294 pages, illus., maps, bibliog., index, 1997, hardback, Hardcover, Ohio University Press
In A Journey through the West, Thomas Rodney writes vividly about flea-infested taverns, bad roads, drunken crew members, squatters, Indians sodden berths, food from the wild and treacherous waters. His is one of the most detailed early-nineteenth-century travel accounts.
Rodney, a Revolutionary War patriot and veteran, had been active in Delaware politics and had served in the Continental Congress. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him as a land commissioner and a territorial judge in the newly formed Mississippi Territory. To assume his duties, Rodney and a small party tr... View More...