The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1: From the Origins to the Civil War

By Bob Blaisdell

Compact, low-cost anthology beneficial properties contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and so on. comprises introductory notes and recommendations for extra examining.

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The river Streight & even more quick than the day before today, I despatched out Jo. & R. Fields to kill a few meat; they killed Deer & we brackfast on considered one of them and proceeded on with nice dificuelity from the rapidity of the present, and [in]numerable rapids we needed to stumble upon. At four o’Clock PM Murcery forty nine . . . , handed the mouth of critical fork which falls in at the Lard. aspect, this fork is set the scale of the Stard. one, much less water reather to not swift, its path so far as could be obvious is S. E. & seem to go through among mountains, the NW. fork being the only such a lot in our direction i. e. S. 25 W. so far as i will See, deturmind me to take this fork because the relevant and the only so much right the S E fork is of a Greenish color & includes yet little trees. The SW fork includes extra bushes than is under for far, we assended this fork approximately one mile and Encamped on an Island which were laterly overflown & used to be rainy. We raised our bead on timber. We handed part of the river above the forks which used to be divided and Scattered thro’ the willows in the sort of demeanour as to render it dificuelt to go through for a 1/4 of a mile, we have been oblige to chop our method thro’ the willows. males a lot fatigued from their over the top labours in hauling the Canoes over the rapids &c. Verry vulnerable being within the water all day. My foot verry painfull. [LEWIS:] Tuesday August sixth 1805. We set out this morning very early on our go back to the forks. Having not anything to devour I se[n]t Drewyer to the woodlands to my left as a way to kill a deer, despatched Sergt. Gass to the suitable with orders to maintain sufficiently on the subject of detect Capt. C and the celebration may still they be on their manner up that movement, and with Sharbono I directed my path to the most forks throughout the backside directing the others to satisfy us there. approximately 5 miles above the forks I hea[r]d the hooping of the get together to my left and altered my rout in the direction of them; on my arrival chanced on they'd taken the fast fork and learnt from Capt. Clark that he had no longer chanced on the be aware which I had left for him at that position and the explanations which had brought about him to ascend this circulation. It used to be easeist & extra in our course, and apd to include as a lot water. He had besides the fact that formerly to my comeing up with him, met Drewyer who expert him of the nation of the 2 rivers and used to be on his go back. considered one of their canoes had simply overset and the entire luggage rainy, the medecine field between different articles and several other articles misplaced a shot pouch and horn with all of the implements for one rifle misplaced and not recovered. I walked all the way down to the purpose the place I waited their go back. On their arrival stumbled on that different canoes had full of water and rainy their cargoes thoroughly. Whitehouse have been thrown out of 1 of the canoes as she swing in a fast present and the canoe had rubed him and pressed him to the ground as she omitted him and had the water been 2 inches shallower needs to necessarily have overwhelmed him to dying. Our parched meal, corn, Indian preasents, and a good a part of our most useful shops have been rainy and masses broken in this ocasion.

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