Philadelphia: Innskeep & Bradford, 1809.
First American edition. 304; 267, pp. Half-title in vol. 1, ads in rear of vol. 2. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Some wear, joints starting. Foxing Howes H220; Shaw and Shoemaker 17708; Sabin 30461. Item #324351
"The author operated farms in New York and Rhode Island and seem to have acted as agent in a gigantic British scheme to purchase from Georgia seventeen million acres bordering on the Mississippi. This, tied in with intrigues to acquire Florida from Spain and to take over the disaffected Western country from the United States, undoubtedly had for object the confinement of the United States to the Eastern seaboard" (Howes). The second volume relates almost entirely to America. The author traveled through all the Eastern States and presents his views of each.
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