Address to the Farmers
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An Address to the Farmers of Great Britain: with an Essay on the Prairies of the Western Country: by Morris Birkbeck: to which is amended The Constitution of the State of Illinois, London, 1822. This address is written from Wanborough, Illinois, March 31, 1822. Published in London by J. Ridgway, 1822. Morris Birkbeck moved from England to Illinois in 1817. He wrote two books, Letters from Illinois, and Notes on a Journey from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory Illinois. Both books talked about how wonderful Illinois was and how there were great opportunities for Englishmen. In 1819, Birkbeck founded the Agricultural Society of Illinois. The members were the first scientific farmers in Illinois, improving livestock and crops. American Communities in History; Government in Illinois; English Colonies; Illustrated Timeline of Illinois Settlement 14 Political systems; 16 History
|Birkbeck, Morris, 1764-1825|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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