The Pioneers

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The Pioneers  (1823) 
by James Fenimore Cooper
First published in 1823.
The Pioneers Title Page

The Pioneers
or
The Sources of the Susquehanna
A Descriptive Tale
by
the author of "Precaution"

Extremes of habits, manners, time and space,
Brought close together, here stood face to face,
And gave at once a contrast to the view,
That other lands and ages never knew. — Paulding

In Two Volumes
New-York
Published by Charles Wiley.
J. Seymour, Printer
1823

Dedication[edit]

TO
JACOB SUTHERLAND,
OF BLENHEIM, SCOHARIE,
ESQUIRE.

The length of our friendship would be a sufficient reason for prefixing your name to these pages; but your residence so near the scene of the tale, and your familiarity with much of the character and kind of life that I have attempted to describe, render it more peculiarly proper. You, at least, dear Sutherland, will not receive this dedication as a cold compliment, but as an evidence of the feeling that makes me,

Warmly and truly,
      Your friend,
            —— ——


Front matter[edit]


Chapter 1 →

James Fenimore CooperThe PioneersCh.1Ch.2Ch.3Ch.4Ch.5Ch.6Ch.7Ch.8Ch.9Ch.10Ch.11Ch.12Ch.13Ch.14Ch.15Ch.16Ch.17Ch.18Ch.19Ch.20Ch.21Ch.22Ch.23Ch.24Ch.25Ch.26Ch.27Ch.28Ch.29Ch.30Ch.31Ch.32Ch.33Ch.34Ch.35Ch.36Ch.37Ch.38Ch.39Ch.40Ch.41Characters.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).