Travels in America Performed in 1806, for the Purpose of Exploring the Rivers Alleghany, Monongahela, Ohio, and Mississippi, and Ascertaining the Produce and Condition of Their Banks and Vicinity
Ashe was a slippery character. According to Clark, "his entire career was checkered with intrigue, misrepresentation, and fraud." This book chronicles his trip by flatboat down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in 1806. He is uniform in his criticism of Americans and their ways, and he was roundly condemned by most later commentators in the United States. Clark comments further: "Enlivened by misrepresentation and exaggeration, Ashe's account is interesting and highly readable."
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