A Journey to the Land of Eden

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Journal written by William Byrd during 1733, was found among his Westover Manuscripts, from which it was published in 1841. An account of his trip to the land of Eden,” his tract of land near the River Dan in North Carolina, the journal contains urbane and witty observations by a patrician Virginian concerning the boorish backcountry people and the Indians.

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