The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Vol. 1 of 3: To Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7 (Classic Reprint)

The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Vol. 1 of 3: To Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7 (Classic Reprint)

by Zebulon Montgomery Pike

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Excerpt from The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Vol. 1 of 3: To Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7

On my return from the Mississippi voyage, preparations were making for a second, which was to be conducted by another gentleman Of the army; but General Wilkinson solicited as a favor that which he had a right to command, viz., that I would agree to take charge Of the expedition. The late dangers and hardships I had undergone, together with the idea Of again leaving my family in a strange country, distant from their connections, made me hesitate; but the ambition Of a soldier, and the spirit Of enterprise which was inherent in my breast, induced me to agree to his proposition. The great Objects in view by this expedi tion, as I conceived in addition to my instructions, were to attach the Indians to our government, and to acquire such geographical knowledge Of the southwestern boundary Of Louisiana as to enable our government to enter into a definitive arrangement for a line of demarkation between that territory and North Mexico.

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ISBN-13: 9781332291045
Publisher: Fb&c Ltd
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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