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IN

A M E R I CA,

PERFORMED IN 1806,
For the Purpose of exploring the

RIVERS
ALLEGHANY, MONONGAHELA, OHIO,

AND MISSISSIPPI,

AND

ASCERTAINING THE PRODUCE AND CONDITION

OF
THEIR BANKS AND VICINITř.

BY THOMAS ASPE, Ese:

IN THREE VOLUMES,

VOL. I.

Ι Ο Ν Ρ Ο Ν : :

PRINTED FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS, BRIDGE-STREET;

By John Abrabam, Clement's Lane.

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It is universally acknowledged, that no description of writing comprehends so much amusement and entertainment as well written accounts of voyages and travels, especially in countries little known. If the voyages of a Cook and his followers, exploratory of the South Sea Islands, and the travels of a Bruce, or, a Parks, in the interior regions of Africa, have merited and obtained celebrity, the work now presented to the public cannot bạt claim a similar. merit. The western part of America, become interesting in every point of view, has been little kuown, and misrepresented by the few writers on the subject, led by motives of interest or traffic, and has not heretofore been exhibited in a satisfactory manner. Mr. Ashe, the author of the present work, and who has now returned to America, here gives an account every way satisfactory. With all the necessary acquirements, he went on an exploratory journey, with the sole view of examining this interesting

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