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15 HORSE RACING 233

Excerpt from a letter from Wilmington, North Carolina 234

The Carolinas

  1. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1736 234
  2. Advertisement for a horse race, South Carolina Gazette, 1737 235
  3. Excerpt from The Natural History of North-Carolina. By John Brickell 235
  4. Advertisement for a horse race, South Carolina Gazette, 1739 235
  5. Advertisement for a horse race, South Carolina Gazette, 1742 235
  6. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1743 235
  7. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1744 238
  8. Tribute to a famous race horse, South Carolina Gazette, 1744 238
  9. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1745 238
  10. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1747 238
  11. Advertisement for a horse race, South Carolina Gazette, 1747/1748 239
  12. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1749 240
  13. Advertisements for horse races, South Carolina Gazette, 1750 240
  14. Advertisement for a horse race, South Carolina Gazette, 1764 240
  15. Excerpts from the writings of Josiah Quincy, Jr. 240
  16. Mention of horse racing by an English traveler 241
  17. Excerpt from An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia. By Alexander Hewatt 241
  18. Excerpt from the writings of Francesco dal Verme 241
  19. Charleston, South Carolina city ordinance, 1783 241

Maryland and Virginia

  1. Excerpt from "A Perfect Description of Virginia" 242
  2. Court order, York County Court, Virginia, 1674 242
  3. Court records, Henrico County, Virginia 242
  4. Proclamation of a horse race by Governor Francis Nicholson of Virginia 245
  5. Court records, Northumberland County, Virginia 245
  6. Excerpt from the diary of William Byrd 246
  7. Excerpt from The Present State of Virginia. By Hugh Jones 246
  8. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1736 246
  9. Advertisement for horse racing, Virginia Gazette, 1737 247
  10. Advertisements for a horse race and subsequent account, Virginia Gazette, 1737 247
  11. Advertisement for a horse race and subsequent account, Virginia Gazette, 1739 248
  12. Excerpts from the diary of William Byrd 249
  13. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1745 250
  14. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1745 251
  15. Advertisements for horse races, Virginia Gazette, 1746 251
  16. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1747 252
  17. Excerpts from the diary of Robert Rose 253
  18. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1749 253
  19. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1750 254
  20. Advertisements for horse races, Virginia Gazette, 1751 255
  21. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1751 255
  22. Account of a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1751 256
  23. Excerpts from the writings of Devereux Jarratt 256
  24. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1752 256
  25. Accounts of horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1752 257
  26. Advertisements for horse races, Virginia Gazette, 1752 258
  27. Excerpts from the diary of Landon Carter 258
  28. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1753 259
  29. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1754 259
  30. Excerpt from a letter from George Hume to his brother, John Hume 260
  31. Excerpt from the journal of the meetings of the president and masters of William and Mary College 261
  32. Account of a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1754 261
  33. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1755 261
  34. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1755 261
  35. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1756 262
  36. Excerpt from a letter from Elizabeth Hill Carter Byrd to William Byrd III 262
  37. Advertisement for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1757 262
  38. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1757 263
  39. Advertisement for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1758 263
  40. Advertisement for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1759 263
  41. Excerpt from Travels through the Middle Settlements of North America in the Years 1759 and 1760. By Andrew Burnaby 263
  42. Advertisements for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1759 263
  43. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1760 264
  44. Account of a horse race, Virginia Gazette?, 1760 266
  45. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1761 266
  46. Excerpt from the writings of Joseph Doddridge 269
  47. Advertisement for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1765 269
  48. Excerpt from the will of Robert Page 270
  49. Accounts of horse races, Virginia Gazette, 1766 270
  50. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1766 270
  51. Account of a horse race, Rind's Virginia Gazette, 1766 271
  52. Advertisement for a horse race, Rind's Virginia Gazette, 1767 271
  53. Accounts of horse races, Virginia Gazette, 1767 272
  54. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1768 272
  55. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1768 273
  56. Accounts of horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1768 274
  57. New York newspaper account of a horse race in Maryland, 1768 275
  58. Accounts of horse races, Rind's Virginia Gazette, 1768 275
  59. Advertisements of horse races, Rind's Virginia Gazette, 1768 277
  60. Excerpts from the diaries of George Washington 277
  61. Account of a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1769 277
  62. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1769 278
  63. Excerpt from "Plans for an Academy at Providence, in New Kent." By Charles Jeffery Smith 278
  64. Advertisements for horse races, Rind's Virginia Gazette, 1770 278
  65. Account of a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1771 279
  66. Excerpt from Letters from America. By William Eddis 279
  67. Advertisements for horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1772 279
  68. Excerpts from A Tour in the United States of America. Containing an Account of the Present Situation of that Country. By John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth 280
  69. Excerpt from the journal of Joseph Pilmore 281
  70. Accounts of horse races, Maryland Gazette, 1772 281
  71. Excerpts from the writings of Philip Vickers Fithian 282
  72. Advertisement for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1774 283
  73. Excerpts from the journal of John Harrower 283
  74. Excerpts from the journal of Ebenezer Hazard 284
  75. Excerpt from Travels through the Interior Parts of America. By Thomas Anburey 284
  76. Advertisement for a horse race, Virginia Gazette, 1779 285
  77. Excerpt from the journal of Jean-Baptiste-Antoine de Verger 285
  78. Excerpt from the journal of Baron Ludwig von Closen 285
  79. Excerpts from the journal of Lucinda Lee Orr 285
  80. Excerpt from Travels in North-America, in the Years, 1780, 1781, and 1782, by the Marquis de Chastellux. By Marquis de Chastellux 286
  81. Excerpts from the writings of Johann David Schoepf 286

New England

  1. Advertisement for a horse race, Boston News-Letter, 1715 286
  2. Advertisement for a horse race, Boston News-Letter, 1717 286
  3. Excerpt from the diary of Samuel Sewall 287
  4. Advertisement for a horse race, Boston News-Letter, 1721 287
  5. Excerpts from the diary of Joshua Hempstead 287
  6. Advertisement for a horse race, Boston Gazette, 1725 287
  7. Advertisement for a horse and pig race and subsequent account, Boston Gazette, 1725 287
  8. Account of a horse racing accident, Boston News-Letter, 1731 288
  9. Resolution by the Yearly Meeting of the New England Society of Friends 288
  10. Excerpt from the autobiography of John Adams 288
  11. Advertisement for a horse race, Boston Gazette and Country Journal, 1760 288
  12. Excerpts from the diary of Jabez Fitch 289
  13. Rhode Island law, 1777 289
  14. Connecticut law, 1778 290
  15. Excerpt from the diary of William Pynchon 290
  16. Excerpt from the writings of Francesco dal Verme 290

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

  1. Advertisement for a horse race, New York Gazette, 1733 290
  2. Advertisement for a horse race, New York Gazette, 1736 291
  3. Account of a horse race on Long Island, New York Postboy, 1750 291
  4. Advertisement for a horse race, Pennsylvania Journal, 1750 291
  5. Account of a horse race, New York Gazette, 1754 291
  6. Account of a race on Long Island, 1755 292
  7. Advertisement for a horse race, New York Mercury, 1758 292
  8. Advertisement for a horse race, Maryland Gazette, 1761 292
  9. Excerpt from the writings of Joseph Doddridge 292
  10. Advertisement for a horse race near Jamaica, Long Island, 1763 293
  11. Excerpts from the diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer 293
  12. Advertisements for horse races, New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, 1769 294
  13. Excerpt from the diary of David McClure 295
  14. Advertisements for horse races, Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, 1773 295
  15. Account of a horse race, Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, 1773 296
  16. Advertisements for horse races, Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, 1774 296
  17. Excerpt from The Hiftory of Pennfylvania, in North America, from the Original Inftitution and Settlement of that Province, under the firft Proprietor and Governor William Penn, in 1681, till after the Year 1742. By Robert Proud 297
  18. Advertisement for a horse race, [Rivington's] New-York Royal Gazette, 1777 297
  19. Advertisement for a horse race, [Rivington's] New-York Royal Gazette, 1778 298
  20. Race horse breeding notice, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1779 298
  21. Advertisements for horse races, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1779 298
  22. Race horse breeding notice, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1780 300
  23. Excerpt from the diary of Christopher Marshall 300
  24. Advertisement for a horse race, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1780 300
  25. Excerpt from the diary of Jeremiah Greenman 302
  26. Advertisement for a horse race, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1781 302
  27. Excerpt from the writings of Samuel Dewees 302
  28. Advertisements for horse races, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1782 303
  29. Advertisements for horse races, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1783 303
  30. Race horse breeding notice, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1783 304
  31. Prohibition against horse racing, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1783 304


16 HUNTING 304

  1. Excerpt from The Art of Preserving Health. By John Armstrong 306
  2. Excerpt from A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, Intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly 306
  3. The Sportsman's Companion; or, An Essay on Shooting 306
  4. Hunting among Indigenous Peoples Excerpt from Pleafant Hiftorie of the Conqueft of the VVeaft India, now called new Spayne. By Francisco Gomarra 324
  5. Excerpts from the writings of Cabeza de Vaca 325
  6. Excerpt from A Map of Virginia. By John Smith 326
  7. Excerpt from the writings of William Strachey 327
  8. Excerpt from "Gov. Bradford's History of Plymouth Colony." By Edward Winslow 328
  9. Excerpts from New English Canaan, or, New Canaan, Containing An Abstract of New England. By Thomas Morton 328
  10. Excerpts from New England's Prospect, A True, Lively and Experimentall Defcription of that Part of America, Commonly Called Nevv England. Difcovering the Ftate of that Countrie, Both as It Ftands to Our New-Come Englifh Planters; and to the Old Native Inhabitants. By William Wood 328
  11. Excerpt from the writings of Father Andrew White 329
  12. Excerpts from Short Historical and Journal notes of Several Voyages Made in the four parts of the World, namely, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. By David Pietersz de Vries 330
  13. Excerpt from the writings of Peter Lindestrom 330
  14. Excerpts from A True and Faithful Account of the Four Chiefest Plantations of the English in America. Of Virginia, New England, Bermudus, Barbados. By Samuel Clarke 331
  15. Excerpt from An Account of Two Voyages to New-England. By John Josselyn 332
  16. Excerpt from the writings of Daniel Gookin 332
  17. Excerpt from Two Years Journal in New-York. And Part of its Territories in America. By Charles Wooley 333
  18. Excerpt from Brief Account of the Province of East:New:Jarsey in America. Published by the Scots Proprietors Having Interest There 333
  19. Excerpt from A Summer's Ramble, Through Ten Kingdomes, Occasionally Written by John Dunton, Citizen of London. By John Dunton 333
  20. Excerpt from the writings of Baron de Lahontan 335
  21. Excerpts from the journal of Henri Joutel 339
  22. Excerpt from the memoirs of Lamothe de Cadillac 340
  23. Excerpt from History of New-England Containing an Impartial Account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs of the Country to the Year of Our Lord, 1700. By Daniel Neal 340
  24. Excerpt from A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Defcription and Natural Hiftory of That Country. Together with the Present State Thereof. And a Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd thro' feveral Nations of Indians. By John Lawson 340
  25. Excerpts from the writings of Robert Beverly 342
  26. Excerpt from the writings of John Archdale 345
  27. Excerpt from the journal of Thomas Nairne 345
  28. Excerpt from The History of Louisiana, or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina. Containing a Description of the Countries that lie on both Sides of the River Mississippi. With an Account of the Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, and Products. By Antoine Le Page du Pratz 346
  29. Excerpt from a letter from Father Sebastien Rasles to his brother 348
  30. Excerpt from the writings of Father Joseph François Lafitau 348
  31. Excerpt from the journal of Etienne de Véniard, Sieur de Bourgmont 348
  32. Excerpts from the writings of Bampfylde Moore Carew 349
  33. Excerpt from The Natural History of North-Carolina. By John Brickell 349
  34. Excerpt from Summary, Historical and Political, of the First Planting, Progresive Improvements, and Present State of the British Settlements in North-America. By William Douglass 350
  35. Excerpts from A Geographical History of Nova Scotia 350
  36. Excerpt from the writings of Peter Kalm 350
  37. Excerpts from A Natural and Civil History of California. By Fray Miguel Venegas 351
  38. Excerpt from the writings of J.C.B., French traveler 351
  39. Excerpt from the writings of Jean-Bernard Bossu 351
  40. Excerpt from the journal of James Kenny 352
  41. Excerpts from the memoirs of Henry Timberlake 352
  42. Excerpts from the writings of Alexander Henry 352
  43. Excerpt from The History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. By Thomas Hutchinson 353
  44. Excerpt from the writings of Miguel Costanso 354
  45. Excerpt from Journey from Fort Prince Wales, in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean, for the Discovery of Copper Mines and a North-West Passage. By Samuel Hearne 354
  46. Excerpts from the autobiography of Henry Tufts 354
  47. Excerpt from the writings of John Heckewelder 355
  48. Excerpts from A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida. By Bernard Romans 356
  49. Excerpt from the writings of John Long 356

The Carolinas and Georgia

  1. Excerpts from Virginia. More Especially the South Part Thereof, Richly and Truly Valued. By Edward Williams 357
  2. Excerpt from the writings of William Hilton 357
  3. Excerpts from the writings of Henry Woodward 357
  4. Excerpt from the writings of Thomas Ashe 358
  5. Excerpt from the writings of Samuel Wilson 358
  6. Excerpts from A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Defcription and Natural Hiftory of That Country. Together with the Present State Thereof. And a Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd thro' feveral Nations of Indians. By John Lawson 358
  7. Excerpt from Profitable Advice for Rich and Poor in a Discourse Between James Freeman, a Carolina Planter and Simon Question, a West-Country Farmer. Containing a Description, or True Relation of South Carolina An English Plantation, or Colony, in America. By John Norris 359
  8. Excerpt from a description of South Carolina written by Mr. Purry 360
  9. Excerpts from A New Voyage to Georgia. By A Young Gentlemen Giving an Account of his Travels to South Carolina, and Part of North Carolina. To which is added, A Curious Account of the Indians, by an Honourable Person 360
  10. Excerpts from The Natural History of North-Carolina. By John Brickell 361
  11. Excerpts from the journal of William Stephens 362
  12. Excerpt from Records of the Moravians in North Carolina 362
  13. Excerpt from A Short Description of the Province of South-Carolina, with An Account of the Air, Weather, and Diseases, at Charles-Town, Written in the Year 1763. By George Milligen-Johnston 363
  14. Excerpt from the writings of John Marrant 363
  15. Excerpt from Informations Concerning the Province of North Carolina, Addressed to Emigrants from the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, by an Impartial Hand 363
  16. Excerpt from the journal of Janet Schaw 363
  17. Excerpt from An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia. By Alexander Hewatt 364
  18. Excerpts from the writings of Francisco de Miranda 364
  19. Excerpts from the journal of Francesco dal Verme 364
  20. Excerpts from the writings of Johann David Schoepf 365

Maryland and Virginia

  1. Excerpt from A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. By Thomas Hariot 365
  2. Virginia martial law, 1611 365
  3. Excerpt from A Description of New England. Or the Observations, and Discoueries of Captain Iohn Smith (Admirall of that Country) in the North of America, in the Year of Our Lord 1614. By John Smith 366
  4. Excerpt from A Relation of Maryland; Together, With a Map of the Countrey, the Conditions of Plantation, His Majefties Charter to Lord Baltemore, Tranflated into Englifh 366
  5. Excerpt from the writings of Colonel Henry? Norwood 366
  6. Excerpt from Leah and Rachel, or, the two Fruitful Sisters Virginia, and Mary-land. Their Present Condition, Impartially Stated and Related. By John Hammond 367
  7. Excerpts from A Character of the Province of Maryland. By George Alsop 367
  8. Excerpt from a letter from John Clayton to the Royal Society 367
  9. Excerpts from the diary of William Byrd 368
  10. Excerpts from the journal of John Fontaine 368
  11. Excerpts from the writings of William Byrd 369
  12. Excerpt from a letter from John Clayton to Samuel Durrent 377
  13. Excerpts from the journal of Thomas Lewis 377
  14. Excerpts from the diaries of George Washington 378
  15. Excerpts from the diary of Robert Rose 388
  16. Excerpts from the journal of Dr. Thomas Walker 388
  17. Excerpts from the diary of Landon Carter 388
  18. Excerpt from A Tour in the United States of America. Containing an Account of the Present Situation of that Country. By John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth 389
  19. Excerpts from the journal of Philip Vickers Fithian 389
  20. Excerpts from the journal of Nicholas Cresswell 389
  21. Excerpts from Travels in North-America, in the Years, 1780, 1781, and 1782, by the Marquis de Chastellux. By Marquis de Chastellux 390
  22. Excerpt from the journal of Jean-Baptiste-Antoine de Verger 390
  23. Excerpt from the journal of Baron Ludwig von Closen 391
  24. Excerpts from the writings of Johann David Schoepf 391

New England

  1. Excerpt from the journal of the plantation at Plymouth. By George Morton(?) 391
  2. Excerpt from "Gov. Bradford's History of Plymouth Colony." By Edward Winslow 392
  3. Excerpts from New English Canaan, or, New Canaan, Containing An Abstract of New England. By Thomas Morton 392
  4. Excerpts from New England's Prospect, A True, Lively and Experimentall Defcription of that Part of America, Commonly Called Nevv England. Difcovering the Ftate of that Countrie, Both as It Ftands to Our New-Come Englifh Planters; and to the Old Native Inhabitants. By William Wood 392
  5. Excerpts from Rhode Island and Providence Plantations law 393
  6. Excerpt from the diary of Samuel Sewall 394
  7. Excerpt from a letter from Josiah Cotton to Rowland Cotton 394
  8. Excerpts from the diary of Joshua Hempstead 394
  9. Excerpts from the diary of Samuel Dexter 395
  10. Excerpts from the diary of Ebenezer Parkman 395
  11. Excerpt from Harvard College law 395
  12. Excerpts from the autobiography and other writings of John Adams 395
  13. Excerpt from the writings of James Birket 396
  14. Excerpts from the diary of James Parker 396
  15. Excerpt from the journal of John Boyle 396
  16. Excerpts from the journal of Bayze Wells 397
  17. Excerpt from the diary of Jeremiah Greenman 397
  18. Excerpts from the journal of John Joseph Henry 397
  19. Excerpt from the journal of Abner Stocking 398
  20. Excerpt from the writings of Colonel Frye Bayley 398
  21. Excerpts from the journal of John Allan 398
  22. Excerpts from the journal of Joseph Joslin, Jr. 399
  23. Excerpts from the diary of Benjamin Gilbert 399
  24. The Hunters, or the Sufferings of Hugh and Francis in the Wilderness. A True Story. By Caleb Bingham 400
  25. Excerpt from the memoirs of Jean-François Landolphe 405
  26. Excerpts from Travels in North-America, in the Years, 1780, 1781, and 1782, by the Marquis de Chastellux. By Marquis de Chastellux 405

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

  1. Excerpts from Short Historical and Journal notes of Several Voyages Made in the four parts of the World, namely, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. By David Pietersz de Vries 405
  2. Excerpt from New Amsterdam law, 1648 406
  3. Excerpt from a letter from Jan Baptist van Rensselaer to Jeremias van Rensselaer 406
  4. Prohibition by Governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam 406
  5. Excerpt from A Brief Defcription of New-York, Formerly Called New-Netherlands. By Daniel Denton 407
  6. Excerpts from the journal of Rev. John Sharpe 407
  7. State in Schuylkill warrant for hunting game, 1744 407
  8. Warning against hunting on his lands by John Schuyler 408
  9. Excerpts from the writings of J.C.B., French traveler 408
  10. Excerpt from the diary of Isaac Zane 409
  11. Excerpt from the writings of Joseph Doddridge 409
  12. Excerpt from The History of the Colony of Nova-Cæsaria, or New Jersey Containing, An Account of Its First Settlement, Progressive Improvements, The Original and Present Constitution, and Other Events, to the Year 1721. With Some Particulars Since; and a Short View of Its Present-State. By Samuel Smith 409
  13. Excerpts from the journal of Samuel Kirkland 409
  14. Excerpts from the diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer 409
  15. Excerpts from the writings of G. Taylor, English traveler 410
  16. Excerpts from the memoirs of Ann MacVicar Grant 411
  17. Excerpts from the journal of Philip Vickers Fithian 411
  18. Excerpts from the journal of Nicholas Cresswell 412
  19. Excerpt from the journal of Jahiel Stewart 412
  20. Excerpts from the journal of Bayze Wells 412
  21. Excerpt from Travels through the Interior Parts of America. By Thomas Anburey 412
  22. Excerpt from the journal of Jeduthan Baldwin 413
  23. Excerpt from the writings of Samuel Dewees 413
  24. Excerpt from the writings of Luke Swetland 413
  25. Excerpts from the journal of Henry Dearborn 413
  26. Excerpt from the journal of James Norris 413
  27. Excerpt from the journal of William Rogers 414
  28. Excerpts from Travels in North-America, in the Years, 1780, 1781, and
  29. 1782, by the Marquis de Chastellux. By Marquis de Chastellux 414
  30. Excerpt from the autobiography of Philip van Cortlandt 414
  31. Excerpts from the writings of Johann David Schoepf 414
  32. Excerpts from the journal of Francesco dal Verme 415

Other Locales

  1. Excerpt from the writings of Hernan Gallegos 415
  2. Excerpt from A True Reporte of the Late Discoveries and Possession Taken in the Right of the Crowne of Englande, or the Newfound Landes. By That Valiaunt and Worthye Gentleman, Sir Humfrey Gilbert Knight. By Humphrey Gilbert 415
  3. Excerpt from the journal of an English traveler 416
  4. Excerpts from the journal of Henri Joutel 416
  5. Excerpt from the journal of Father Paul du Ru 417
  6. Excerpt from The History of Louisiana, or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina. Containing a Description of the Countries that lie on both Sides of the River Mississippi. With an Account of the Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, and Products. By Antoine Le Page du Pratz 417
  7. Excerpts from the writings of J.C.B., French traveler 419
  8. Excerpts from the writings of Thomas Gist 420
  9. Excerpts from the journal of Robert Rogers 421
  10. Excerpts from the writings of John Rutherfurd 421
  11. Excerpts from the journal by John Bartram 422
  12. Excerpt from the writings of Fray Juan Crespi 422
  13. Excerpts from the diaries of George Washington 422
  14. Excerpt from A Tour in the United States of America. Containing an Account of the Present Situation of that Country. By John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth 423
  15. Excerpts from the writings of Thomas Curtis 423
  16. Excerpts from the journal of Nicholas Cresswell 424
  17. Excerpt from the journal of Du Roi the Elder 425
  18. Excerpts from letters of Hessian staff officers 425
  19. Excerpt from the journal of John Ledyard 427
  20. Excerpts from the journal of Henry Hamilton 428
  21. Excerpts from the diary of David Zeisberger 428

Newspapers on Hunting

  1. Advertisement for hunting guns, Boston News-Letter, 1720 429
  2. Account of a hunting accident, Boston News-Letter, 1723 429
  3. Account of bear hunting, Boston Gazette, 1725 429
  4. Account of a hunting accident, Boston News-Letter, 1731 430
  5. Accounts of hunting accidents, Boston News-Letter, 1732 430
  6. Account of a deer hunt, Boston News-Letter, 1732 430
  7. Account of a deer hunt, Boston News-Letter, 1733 430
  8. Accounts of hunting accidents, Boston News-Letter, 1733 430
  9. Account of a goose hunt, Boston News-Letter, 1733 431
  10. Account of a moose hunt, Boston News-Letter, 1733 431
  11. Accounts of hunting accidents, Boston News-Letter, 1734 431
  12. Account of a hunting accident, New York Gazette, 1734 432
  13. Advertisement for hunting guns, Virginia Gazette, 1737 432
  14. Advertisement for hunting guns, Virginia Gazette, 1738 432
  15. Account of a hunting accident, New York Gazette, 1739 432
  16. Warning against hunting on private property, South Carolina Gazette, 1745 432
  17. Advertisement for a found fowling piece, Maryland Gazette, 1751 432
  18. Excerpt from letter about hunters burning the woods, Maryland Gazette, 1752 432
  19. Notice of a hunting accident, Maryland Gazette, 1752 433
  20. Notice of a hunting accident, New York City, 1754 433
  21. Advertisement for missing hunting guns, [Rivington's] New York Gazetteer, 1773 433
  22. Advertisement for a missing fowling piece, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1779 434
  23. Advertisement for a fox hunt, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1779 434
  24. Prohibition on fowling, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1780 434
  25. Advertisement for fox hunts, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1780 435
  26. Advertisements for fox hunting, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1781 435
  27. Prohibition on fowling, [Rivington's] Royal Gazette, 1783 435


17 INDIGENOUS SPORTS AND GAMES 436

Lacrosse

  1. Excerpt from New England's Prospect, A True, Lively and Experimentall Defcription of that Part of America, Commonly Called Nevv England. Difcovering the Ftate of that Countrie, Both as It Ftands to Our New-Come Englifh Planters; and to the Old Native Inhabitants. By William Wood 437
  2. Excerpts from the writings of Father Paul Le Jeune 437
  3. Excerpt from a letter from Father Du Peron to Joseph 438
  4. Excerpts from the writings of Pierre Liette 438
  5. Excerpt from the writings of Baron de Lahontan 439
  6. Excerpt from the memoirs of Nicolas Perrot 439
  7. Excerpt from The History of Louisiana, or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina. Containing a Description of the Countries that lie on both Sides of the River Mississippi. With an Account of the Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, and Products. By Antoine Le Page du Pratz 440
  8. Excerpt from the writings of J.C.B., French traveler 441
  9. Excerpt from the writings of James Smith 441
  10. Excerpt from the writings of Jean-Bernard Bossu 442
  11. Excerpt from the memoirs of Henry Timberlake 442
  12. Comments by an unidentified British observer 443
  13. Excerpt from the writings of Alexander Henry 443
  14. Excerpt from a conversation between two indigenous chiefs 444
  15. Excerpt from the writings of John Rutherfurd 444
  16. Excerpt from Jonathan Carver's Travels through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768. By Jonathan Carver 444
  17. Excerpt from the writings of John Haywood 445
  18. Excerpt from the writings of James Adair 446
  19. Excerpts from A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida. By Bernard Romans 447
  20. Excerpt from Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida. By William Bartram 448
  21. Excerpt from the writings of John Long 448

Other Sports and Games

  1. Excerpt from The Pleasant Hiftorie of the Conqueft of the VVeaft India, now called new Spayne. By Francisco Gomarra 448
  2. Excerpt from the writings of René Laudonniere 449
  3. Excerpt from the writings of Fray Bernardino Sahagun 449
  4. Excerpt from the writings of Fray Diego Duran 450
  5. Excerpt from the writings of Robert Sandford 453
  6. Excerpt from The Discoveries of John Lederer, In three feveral Marches from Virginia, to the Weft of Carolina, and other parts of the Continent. Begun in March 1669, and ended in September 1670. By John Lederer 454
  7. Excerpts from the writings of Fray Juan de Paiva 454
  8. Excerpt from the journal of Henri Joutel 454
  9. Excerpts from the journal of Father Paul du Ru 455
  10. Excerpt from the writings of Juan Mateo Manje 455
  11. Excerpt from the wriitings of Robert Beverly 455
  12. Excerpt from The History of Louisiana, or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina. Containing a Description of the Countries that lie on both Sides of the River Mississippi. With an Account of the Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, and Products. By AntoineLe Page du Pratz 456
  13. Excerpt from the writings of Father Joseph François Lafitau 456
  14. Excerpt from The Natural History of North-Carolina. By John Brickell 458
  15. Excerpt from the memoirs of Henry Timberlake 458
  16. Excerpt from the writings of Joseph Doddridge 458
  17. Excerpt from the writings of Pedro Fages 459
  18. Excerpt from the writings of James Adair 459
  19. Excerpts from A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida. By Bernard Romans 460
  20. Excerpt from the writings of John Long 460
  21. Excerpt from The Life, Adventures, and Opinions of Col. George Hanger. By George Hanger 461


18 WINTER SPORTS 461

Ice Hockey

Court case, Fort Orange, New Netherland, 1657 462

  1. Skating and Sliding
  2. Excerpt from Two Years Journal in New-York. And Part of its Territories in America. By Charles Wooley 462
  3. Excerpt from the diary of Samuel Sewall 463
  4. Excerpt from a sermon by Increase Mather 463
  5. Excerpts from the diary of William Byrd 463
  6. Excerpt from Poems on Several Occasions, Original and Translated. By John Adams 463
  7. Excerpt from Harvard College law 464
  8. Account of a skating accident, New York Gazette, 1737 464
  9. Excerpts from the autobiography of John Adams 464
  10. Excerpt from the writings of Peter Kalm 465
  11. Excerpts from the memoirs of Alexander Graydon 465
  12. Excerpt from the autobiography of John Barnard 466
  13. Excerpt from the memoirs of Ann MacVicar Grant 466
  14. Excerpt from Sermons to Gentlemen upon Temperance and Exercise. By Benjamin Rush 467
  15. Exerpts from the writings of Philip Vickers Fithian 467
  16. Excerpts from the diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer 467
  17. Excerpt from a letter from John Adams to wife Abigail 467
  18. Excerpt from the journal of James Hadden 468
  19. Excerpt from Travels through the Interior Parts of America. By Thomas Anburey 468
  20. Excerpt from the letter-books of Enos Reeves 468
  21. Excerpt from the writings of Francesco dal Verme 468
  22. Advertisement for skates, [Rivington's] New-York Gazette and Universal Advertiser, 1783 468

Sledding and Sleighing

  1. Excerpt from a letter of Alexander Mackraby 469
  2. Excerpts from the memoirs of Ann MacVicar Grant 469
  3. Excerpt from A Tour through Part of the North Provinces of America. Being, A Series of Letters Wrote on the Spot, in the Years 1774, and 1775. By Patrick M'Robert 470
  4. Excerpt from the journal of James Hadden 470
  5. Excerpt from the memoirs of Jean-François Landolphe 470
  6. Excerpt from The Polite Traveller. Being a Modern View of the Thirteen United States of America 471

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 472

INDEXES

  1. Index of Names 476
  2. Index of Subjects 480
  3. Index of Institutions 493
  4. Index of Geographic Names and Places 493

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