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An Appeal to the People of Illinois on the Question of a Convention
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Page 30 - ed., Early Western Travels, 10: 149-51. 1822—An address to the farmers of Great Britain, with an essay on the prairies of the western country; to which is annexed the constitution of the State of Illinois. 52 p. 8°. London, 1822. Ridgway. Is.
Page 29 - Memorial to Congress, see his Letters from Illinois, Ed. 2, Letter XXII, p. 108-09. 1819—Extracts from a supplementary letter from the Illinois, dated Jan. 31st, 1819; Address to British emigrants arriving in the eastern ports, July 13th, 1819; Reply to William Cobbett, Esq., July
Page 29 - dullness" is mentioned as the chief characteristic of the book. "There is nothing in them that can excite the least degree of interest, except, perhaps, in those unfortunate persons whom he may succeed in seducing from the land of their fathers, in order to dispose of that property, which, with all its cheapness, is evidently a dead weight upon his hands.
Page 28 - a map of the United States showing Mr. Birkbeck's journey from Norfolk to Illinois and a map of English Prairie and the adjacent country by John Mellish. [Edition
Page 33 - English colony at Albion, Illinois. . . . Written to encourage migration and to refute the charges against the region made by William Cobbett in his Weekly Political Register during the year 1821.
Page 5 - and at length, on the fifth of February, brought forward the main question, but it was decided against them by a majority of two. They were not, however, to be so baffled; they carried a vote of re-consideration, and the resolution was laid upon the table.
Page 33 - from Lexington, Ky., where he had spent the winter, to Albion, 111., the home of his son, George Flower. Flower, Richard. Letters from the Illinois, 1820-1. London, 1822. "Describing the condition and environment of Birkbeck's English colony at Albion, Illinois.
Page 31 - Mr. Birkbeck, in fact, hunted through every shape, will always be found to settle at last in that of the hard-hearted, selfish, greedy, avaricious and unprincipled land-jobber." President of the Illinois State Agricultural Society. (See Edwardsville Spectator, Dec. 26, 1820.)