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A LETTER TO M, JEAN BIETISTE GAY,
COMPARATIVE ELHAS ::
BY ADAM HODGSON, Esq. OF LIVERPOOL, Eng.
Collected, arranged, and published by
In presenting to the American public the present volume, the Editor flatters himself that he is subserving the cause of truth, benevolence, and piety.
The Letters of Mr. Hodgson, written during his extensive journeyings through this country, were originally published in the [London] Christian 06server. Emanating from a source so respectable, and communicated through a medium of such high authority, the publication of these Letters may be considered as the commencement of a new and better era, in the views and feelings of the people of Great Britain towards the United States-feelings, which every good man will rejoice to find are triumphing over the old and inveterate prejudices of other days.
To these Letters, the Editor has added an Appendix, containing two other interesting documents from the same hand. The first is an account of the American Indians, or rather of those Tribes which the author visited in his tour, viz. the Creeks, the Choctaws, the Chickasaws, and the Cherokees; and an interesting view of the Missionary establishments at Elliot and Brainerd: this part of Mr.