A view of the present situation of the United States of America, containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description. Included is a particular description of Kentucky, the Western territory, map of the northern and middle states, comprehending the Western territory and the British dominions in North America. Has three maps of Kentucky by John Filson.
William Clark writes his brother, Jonathan Clark, from St. Louis, Missouri, that William Preston has been there on a visit but doesn't care for the area, and likely will settle near Jonathan in the Louisville area. Reports that Indian affairs are deteriorating and the British are to blame. Julia has delivered another son, a "great rough red headed fellow."
McDowell describes the health of Kentucky volunteers under Governor Shelby and conditions on the campaign Harrison led against the British and Indians in Canada. He tells of the sickness and fever that has afflicted many men of the militia, and that several had died from the fever.
A map of the British American plantations, extending from Boston in New England to Georgia, including all the back settlements in the respective provinces, as far as the Mississippi. From "Gentleman's Magazine" 4 July 1754. Shows rivers, mountains, creeks, Indian villages, French and English forts, and "Walkers settlement 1750" on the Cumberland River.
Sketches of the enterprise and proceedings in the Illinois Country by Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander of that Expedition, in a letter to Colonel George Mason of Gunston Hall, Virginia. In this letter, Clark writes about the origins of the mission, his contact with the Native Americans and British, and the conquest of the Illinois territory.