The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell 1774 -1777.

New York: The Dial Press, 1924. 8vo, 285pp, uncut, b&w frontis, b&w plate. Tan boards, one quarter green cloth. Title in gilt on green spine. Internally, pages uncut after page 56; end papers lightly toned, o/w very good. A very interesting account by an Englishman of the revolutionary period; Cresswell writes of the Lenape, Tuscarora, Ottawa and Shawnee native Americans. Of George Washington, Cresswell writes "(he) is certainly a most surprising man, one of Nature's geniuses, a Heaven-born General... His education is not very great nor his parts shining, his disposition is rather heavy than volatile, much given to silence... his behavior and deportment is easy, genteel, and obliging.." Very good. Item #11564

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