John Mason Peck


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(1789–1858), Baptist preacher of New York, after 1817 founded and administered missions and schools in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. He founded newspapers, and wrote a Guide for Emigrants (1831), Life of Daniel Boone (1847), and Father Clark; or, The Pioneer Preacher (1855), considered to be authoritative works on the West.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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