William Byrd's Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina
A masterpiece of American prose and history, here is an early 18th-century account of surveying expedition. Official, printed account by Byrd on facing pages with private manuscript of secret-history, telling scandals, bawdy exploits of commissioners among Indians, settlers. Map, reproduction of manuscript pages. Introduction by Percy Adams.
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