Notes on a Journey in America From the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois
An account of the author’s emigration travel experiences, with vague references to their plans for establishing a wilderness sanctuary. It became immensely popular, with its promise of improving the lives of downtrodden working and middle-class Europeans.
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About Morris Birkbeck
Morris Birkbeck (January 23, 1764 – June 4, 1825) was an English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner and early nineteenth-century pioneer in southern Illinois, in the United States. With George Flower he founded the English Settlement and the town of Albion, Illinois, and served briefly as the Secretary of State of Illinois.
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