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Amos Stoddard (1762-1813)
1812 1ST ED SKETCHES, HISTORICAL & DESCRIPTIVE OF LOUISIANA AMOS STODDARD SCARCE
Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1812. SKETCHES, HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE, OF LOUISIANA. Major Amos Stoddard, MEMBER OF THE U. S. M. P. S. AND OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY MATTHEW CAREY [A. SMALL, PRINTER], 1812. First Edition. VG. 8vo, viii, 172, 175-488 pages [COMPLETE]. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper covered boards, gilt-stamped black leather labels; exhibiting agewear, endcaps worn, hinges rubbed; former institutional copy [URBANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL/ URBANA, OHIO/ LIBRARY] with the usual treatments, primarily affecting upper pastedown and f.f.e.; additional rubberstamps to title page and final leaf; old bookseller's label affixed to front pastedown: CITY BINDERY, 98 Lake Street, CHICAGO, ILL./ M. MORSE, Ag't.; couple closed short tears, bites out of couple leaves, not affecting text; browning and some light foxing, else interior clear and unmarked. HOWES S1021, "aa", or "QUITE SCARCE" in 1962; STREETER SALE 1537. Stoddard's first hand account with much on New Orleans, Slavery, and theories as to the origin of Native Americans and the possibility of an ancient Welsh nation peopling America in the distant past [CHAPTER XVII]. He took possession of Upper Louisiana for the United States under terms of the treaty of cession. "It fell to my lot, in the month of March 1804, to take possession of upper Louisiana, under the treaty of cession. The high civil trust confided to me in that country, drew my attention in the first instance to the jurisprudence, in the second to the principles of the French and Spanish colonial governments, and in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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