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A Journey Through the West: Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal From Delaware To the Mississippi Territory

By: edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick.

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press: c1997

Seller ID: 411799

ISBN: 0821411799

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 info