by J. C. B. Prepared by Pennsylvania Historical Survey (Frontier Forts and Trails Survey) Division of Community Service Projects, Work Projects Administration. Edited by Sylvester K. Stevens, Donald H. Kent and Emma Edith Woods.
Place of Publication
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Public Instruction, The Pennsylvania Historical Commission,
Date of Publication
xiv, 167 p. front., illus., plates (incl. map) 24 cm.
Maps on lining papers.
"The present translation is based on Casgrain's edition."--p. vi.
"A French soldier set down his memories of life and adventure in western Pennsylvania and other parts of North America during the thrilling events of the French and Indian War, and called the book 'Voyage au Canada dans le nord de l' Amerique Septentrionale, fait depuis l'an 1751 A 1761'...The author is known only by his initials, J.C.B...These reminiscences of life and events in the wilderness, in the towns of New France, and as a prisoner in New York City, give vivid pictures of the experiences of an ordinary man in an age which was full of significance for the future of America. [from the foreword]