1818 Immigration Story: From England to the American Frontier

This got to me:

I am reading “Notes on a journey in America from the coast of Virginia to the territory of Illinois,” by Morris Birkbeck, an Englishman who decides to settle in the American frontier and essentially writes a travel book/memoir about the journey. It can be found on Google Books here.

I don’t know how it ends yet, but if you would like to read about a newcomer’s impressions upon landing in Virginia from England, past Washington, D.C., still recovering from the ravages of the British sacking of the city, etc., I recommend it.


About glamberson

I am an amateur genealogist and a professional technologist, having experience in both areas that goes back to the 1980s (at least). My genealogical interests really began in 1979 when my grandfather died. Computers & technology have been primary interests since the early 1980s. My first personal computer was an Apple IIe bought shortly after they first became available.
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