A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the Command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke, of the Army of the United State

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808. Excerpt: ... in America, from which hath arisen a great, powerful, and independent nation, the posterity of the present inhabitants of the Union may unfurl xthe standard of Independence, on the plains of the Missouri and Columbia. With respect to the accuracy of the relations given in the following pages, it may be necessary to inform those readers not acquainted with the fact, that the principal object in sending out the Expedition was to gain some correct account of the country: and that this might be done more effectually, and the information collected, preserved with more certainty, it was enjoined upon the several persons belonging to the"corps, who were considered capable, to keep journals, and every necessary information and assistance given them for that purpose: these journals were also, from time to time, compared, corrected, and any blanks, which had been left, filled up, and unavoidable omissions supplied. By thus multiplying the journals, revising and correcting them, the chances of securing to the country a true account of the progress of the Expedition and of the discoveries which should be made, especially should the party be attacked and defeated by the savages, or meet with any other disasters in their hazardous enterprise, were also multiplied. The following is an extract of a Certificate delivered by Captain Lewis to Mr. Gass, dated St. Louis, 10th Oct. 1806. " As a tribute justly due to the merits of the " said Patrick Gass, I with cheerfulness declare, " that the ample support, which he gave me, " under every difficulty; the manly firmness, " which he evinced on every necessary occa" sion; and the fortitude with which he bore " the faitgues and painful sufferings incident " to that long voyage, entitles him to my " highest confidence and sincere ...

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