Diary, 1838-1844.


Pleasonton, A. J. (Augustus James), 1808-1894. Diary, 1838-1844.

Diary, 1838-1844.

Diary of General Augustus Pleasonton, a prominent Philadelphian, describes events of 1838, 1841, and 1844; the "Buckshot War," military activities in Harrisburg, abolitionists and Negro riots in Philadelphia, the Maine boundary controversy, incidents in the Canadian insurrection, Nicholas Biddle and the Bank of the United States, presidential elections, destruction of the steamer Erie, and other incidents of local and national importance. Included are accounts of Pleasonton's literary and muscial interests, social activities, a description of a trip to Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va., a tour through West Point, N.Y., and other personal matters.

425 p. ; 26 cm.

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