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RESIDENCE OF THIRTY YEARS
NOTICES OF PASSING EVENTS, FACTS, AND OPINIONS,
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1851, by
HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,
in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
ALEXANDER B. JOHNSON, Esq.
MY DEAR SIR:-I feel impelled to place your name before these sheets, from a natural impulse. It is many years since I accompanied you to the Genesee country, which was, at that time, a favorite theatre of enterprise, and called the “ Garden of the West.” This step, eventually, led me to make deeper and more adventurous inroads into the American wilderness.
If I am not mistaken, you will peruse these brief memoranda of my exploratory journeys and residence in the wide area of the west, and among barbarous tribes, in a spirit of appreciation, and with a lively sense of that providential care, in human affairs, that equally shields the traveler amidst the vicissitudes of the forest, and the citizen at his fireside.
Tex years ago I returned from the area of the Mississippi Valley
Still, his position on the frontiers, and especially in connection