BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF GENERAL NATHANIEL MASSIE, GENERAL DUNCAN McARTHUR, CAPTAIN WILLIAM WELLS, AND GENERAL SIMON KENTON: WHO WERE EARLY SETTLERS IN THE WESTERN COUNTRY
Price: 750.00 USD
Cincinnati: Printed for the Author.., 1838. 267pp. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Light wear, front hinge neatly repaired. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Very good plus. In a black cloth slipcase. McDonald, who took part in many of the events he details herein, personally knew the subjects of this work, who were border Indian fighters. "He was an actor in many of the scenes he describes; and the incidents detailed in this volume, which he did not witness himself, were communicated to him by the actors...he is thus original authority, and the fullest reliance may be placed on his statements" - Thomson. The Massie sketch is mainly concerned with his activities in southern Ohio in the 1790s. That of MacArthur covers the Indian struggles of the 1790s and, in great detail, his part in the campaigns of the War of 1812 in Michigan and western Canada. This section occupies almost a third of the book. The Wells sketch is almost entirely about Wayne's campaign of 1794. The Kenton sketch is devoted mainly to his role in opening Kentucky in the 1770s. SABIN 43160. HOWES M83, "aa." THOMSON 750. JILLSON, p.100.