Greenfield, Massachusetts: Printed by Thomas Dickman, for the Author, 1798. First edition. 12mo, original sheep, red leather spine label, gilt lettering, 271,  pages. Small chip from the spine label; boards a bit bowed, small scrape from the rear board, spine a little rubbed; a bit toned; in very good condition. Item #19736
An important and uncommon early account of Ohio and the Trans-Allegheney West; per the description of the Siebert copy, "Hidden behind the book’s prosaic title is Elliot’s 'excellent first-hand account' (Streeter) of three years of service in the Old Northwest under General Wayne, which is printed under the section-title, 'Sketches, Political, Geographical, &c. Extracted from the Journal of James Elliot, during a Period of Three Years Service in the Legion of the United States.' The 'Journal' contains an account of the Treaty of Greenville, and among the volume’s miscellaneous works are elegies on the defeats of Harmar and St. Clair." Elliot also includes lines written in Marietta, Ohio. Stoddard & Whitesell 602; Howes E-97; Evans 33669; Streeter Sale 3: 1320: "Elliot, a youth not quite eighteen with an itch for writing, enlisted in the United States Legion at Springfield, Massachusetts in July 1793, and in the following year went with his company by way of Pennsylvania to Greenville, Ohio, arriving there in March, 1795. He was at Greenville until his discharge on July 1, 1796. His journey out was at the time of the so called Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania [which he mentions in his account] and he was at Greenville all through the ceremonies incident to the Treaty of Greenville. An excellent first hand account."