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PITTSBURG AND THE MISSOURI TO THE GULF OF MEXICO, AND
FROM FLORIDA TO THE SPANISH FRONTIER ;
A SERIES OF LETTERS
THE REV. JAMES FLINT, OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS.
CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, AND COMPANY,-WASHINGTON STREET.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:
District Clerk's Office. BE it remembered, that on the tenth day of March, A. D. 1826, and in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“Recollections of the last ten years, passed in occasional Residences and Journeyings in the Valley of the Mississippi, from Pittsburg and the Missouri, to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Florida to the Spanish frontier; in a series of Letters to the Rev. James Flint, of Salem, Massachusetts. By Timothy Flint, Principal of the Seminary of Rapide, . Louisiana. Forsan hæc olini meminisse juvabit."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:” and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, ' An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing,, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
JNO. W. DAVIS,
REV. JAMES FLINT, &c.
Salem, Mass., Sept. 1825. My Dear Friend,
These letters are addressed to you in testimony of a friendship, which commenced with our boyhood, went with us to school, and followed us to the halls of our Alma Mater—a friendship which was not less intense, when our duties severed us wide from each other—a friendship which made itself felt beyond mountains and rivers unknown to song,'—a friendship which has survived changes of every sort, the withering touch of time and disease, and the still more fatal influence of differing opinion.
То your wishes, to your kindness, and that of your excellent townsman, endeared to me by the remembrance of kind offices of twenty-five years' standing, they owe their birth. I may not be allowed here to record his name. But in these days of refined selfishness, I may speak of munificence and kindness, which have sustained me in suffering and disease, and which, unsought and unsolicited, pursued me to the remotest regions of the West. You have also your “Man of Ross,” whose name need not be given. The wish of such friends, that I should tell the story of what I have seen and suffered, imposed obligations that were to me as laws. I have made this humble attempt to fulfil your wishes. It is not an effort of book-making,