Travel Journal and Album of Collected Papers of William Tennent III (1740-1777)
Travel Journal, 1775Browse All Journal Pages
Diary, 2 August - 15 September 1775, of Tennent's trek though the S.C. back-country, at times in the company of William Henry Drayton and Rev. Oliver Hart in an effort to persuade Loyalist “Tories” to join the Patriot cause. Entries discuss meeting Catawba and Cherokee Indians, difficulties of frontier lodging and travel including bed bugs, hot sun, heavy rains, and high water; visits to militia camps; concerns over committing treason; and securing support for the rebellion against Great Britain.
Album, 1758-1777Browse All Album Pages