Remarks During a Journey Through North America in the Years 1819, 1820, and 1821: In a Series of Letters, with an Appendix Containing an Account of Several of the Indian Tribes and the Principal Missionary Stations, &c. ; Also, a Letter to M. Jean Baptiste Say, on the Comparative Expense of Free and Slave Labour

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Samuel Whiting, 1823 - Canada - 335 pages
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United States -- Description and travel.
United States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Indians of North America.
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