Publication: Illinois State Journal Co, State Printers, 1912, Springfield
First edition thus. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for 1910. 8vo. Original brown wrappers, titles printed in black, 47 pp., frontIspiece (portrait of Gershom Flagg), introduction, footnotes, portrait, map. Large folding map bound-in at the end is titled Map To Illustrate The Pioneer Letters of Gershom Flagg with a red dotted line tracing the journey of Flagg from Vermont.to southern Illinois. Gershom fought in the War of 1812 and at the close of the war went West to Ohio until the following spring. By 1818 he had established himself on a quarter section of land six miles North of Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois. Eberstadt 115 : 392 says " Journey through the Ohio and Illinois wilderness in 1817-18." Very good copy.
Inventory Number: 42286