CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume IX, Flint’s Letters from America, 1818-1820 - Reuben Gold Thwaites. James Flint, a Scotsman, "followed the great Western thoroughfare which crossed Pennsylvania to Pittsburg, then the gateway of trans'Allegheny America." From there he purchased a skiff and floated down the Ohio; from Portsmouth he "proceeded on a circuit through Ohio and Kentucky, settling at length at the falls of Ohio, in the Indiana town of Jeffersonville." Flint's Letters are "a remarkable study of American life in the beginning of its new era, at the close of the second war with England. Charitable, comprehending, thoughtful, he does not slur over national faults nor unduly praise local virtues. Dangers, both financial and political, are pointed out; but the basic principles of American society are distinctly and clearly laid bare, and the progress and possibilities of the New West revealed."
(1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 334 pp.
101-CD4436 ISBN: 0788444360