Autobiography of John Ball

Edmond S. Meany


"Yes, it is the same John Ball who came to the Oregon Country with Nathaniel J. Wyeth, the same John Ball who gathered the children together at Fort Vancouver and on January 1, 1833, began the first school in the Pacific Northwest… Eleven valuable chapters tell about crossing the plains, the experiences in Oregon and the return voyage by way of San Francisco, Hawaii, Society Islands, Cape Horn and Rio de Janiero. Westerners will delight in the possession of those chapters."

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