The pioneer history of Illinois, containing the discovery, in 1673, and the history of the country, to the year eighteen hundred and eighteen, when the state government was organized.

Belleville, Ill. N.A. Randall, 1852. 8vo. 348 pp. FIRST EDITION. Rebound in half-calf over marbled boards, author and title in gilt on spine; interior foxed due to paper stock. Item #16963

First edition. Reynolds (1788-1865), a former governor of Illinois, focuses on the early history of the territory which ultimately became the state of Illinois. His primary sources were early pioneers still living (Streeter). A comprehensive look into the development of this part of America.

Reynolds was governor from 1830-1834. The Black Hawk War occurred during his administration. He called out the militia, and was field commander, often appearing in person on the battle-grounds. He was recognized by President Andrew Jackson as Major-General, and was authorized to make treaties with the Indians.

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