Friday, June 6, 2014

A Journey to the Northwest Frontier in 1783: The Journal of George McCully

April 29, 2014.
Julie Miller wrote a guest post for the Library of Congress Blog on the journal of George McCully from 1783 recording his trip from Pittsburgh to Detroit as a companion to Ephraim Douglass who was to inform 'the Indians of the Northwest frontier that a treaty ending the war [the Revolution] was about to be signed and that America would have sovereignty'.

"McCully’s vivid descriptions make up for the journal’s shortcomings. Despite his sometimes iffy spelling and punctuation, he brings the landscape of the Pennsylvania and Ohio wilderness and its people to life. "

To read the full post, click here.

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