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Pittman, Philip (fl. 1770) The Present state of the European settlements on the Mississippi [1st ed.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04344.01 Author/Creator: Pittman, Philip (fl. 1770) Place Written: London Type: Book Date: 1770 Pagination:

First book in English concerning the Illinois region. By Captain Philip Pittman.

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