Palmer. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark (1929)
Palmer. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark (1929)
Palmer. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark (1929)
Palmer. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark (1929)
Palmer. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark (1929)

Palmer. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark (1929)

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Palmer, Frederick. Clark of the Ohio: A Life of George Rogers Clark. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. First Edition. [7871]

Blue cloth with bright gilt titles, slight shelf-wear, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, map end papers, former owner's paper address label and small ink inventory number on front end papers. Uncancelled George Rogers Clark 2 cent US Postage stamp pasted to second front free end paper. Frontispiece portrait of Clark, xv., 482 clean pp., tight. With many illustrations and maps. No dj. Very good. Hardcover.

A fine biography of an American frontier soldier and his military exploits.

George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), b. Albemarle Co., Virginia Colony; d. Louisville, Kentucky. American soldier, explorer, surveyor, and militia officer - the highest ranking American military office in the Northwestern Frontier during the American Revolution. His military successes led to the award of the Northwest Territories (Ohio, Michigan, &c.) to the United States in the Treaty of Paris at the conclusion of the war. He was then appointed as Indian Commissioner, and negotiated a treaty with the Shawnees. He was soon disappointed with the loss of his Commissioner status to an adversary, and became involved in a scheme to found a Spanish colony west of the Mississippi River. "In 1793 he accepted a French major general’s commission in connection with French emissary Edmond-Charles Genêt’s mission to involve the United States in hostilities between France and England. Clark returned to Louisville in 1799 and resided there until his death." - Britannica online.