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Page 7 of Personal narrative of travels in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky : and of a residence in the Illinois Territory: 1817-1818 / Elias Pym Fordham ; with facsimiles of the author's sketches and plans ; edited by FredericAustin Ogg. val

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Contents 7 XIII A record of temperatures - A hard winter - Life during the cold weather - The climate and health - Reasons for lack of longevity among the Westerners - A trip from Princeton to the English Prairie -The hiring of laborers - Entering more land - English manners to be preserved in Mr. Birkbeck's settlement -Possibility of an Indian war - The Rappites of Harmony - Their manners and character - Religious services 198 XIV Rise of land values - The question of admitting slavery - Lack of free laborers - Wages and expenses of laborers - Land for every immigrant - Mr. Birkbeck's plan for the settlement of his English laborers - Difficulties of estab- lishing a settlement - Threatened incursion of Indians - Kentucky hospitality - Mode of life of the Kentuckians 209 XV Mr. Birkbeck's book -A journal of ten days -A fourth of July celebration -The coming struggle over slavery in Illi- nois - Acts of Congress regarding Illinois - A proj ected trip up the Red River- Character of the backwoodsman - High regard for Englishmen - The life of the hunters on the Wabash - The hunters on the Missouri - Men needed to develop the wilderness. 217 XVI Opportunities for English settlers in the West - Sacrifices and comforts of frontier life - Places of settlement recom- mended for various classes of English emigrants - Expenses of living - Servitude .226 XVII The prevalence of intermittent fevers - The climate of Illi- nois -Lung troubles almost unknown . . . . 230 XVIII The town of Albion planned - Continued surveying - The surrounding prairies - Prairie fires. Instructions for Emi- grants: Capital required-Paying occupations-Clothing to be brought - Blankets a good investment - Travelling in the steerage-The journey from Philadelphia to Pittsburg - Down the Ohio to the Illinois Country . . . . 233 SELECTED LIST OF CONTEMPORARY TRAVELS . 239 INDEX 243

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