Journey to Pennsylvania

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Journey to Pennsylvania  (1898) 
by Gottlieb Mittelberger, translated by Carl Theodor Eben

Published in the original German as Reise nach Pennsylvanien in 1756. This 1898 translation is the first publication into English.


Gottlieb Mittelbergers
Reise
nach
Pennsylvanien
im Jahr 1750.
und
Ruͤkreisenach Teutschland
im Jahr 1754.
Enthaltend
nicht nur eine Beschreibung des Landes
nach seinem gegenwaͤrtigen Zustande,
sondern auch eine ausfuͤhrliche Nachricht von den
ungluͤkseligen und betruͤbten Umstaͤnden der meisten
Teutschen, die in dieses Land gezogen sind,
und dahin ziehen.

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Stuttgard,
gedrukt ben Gottlieb Friderich Tenisch, 1776.

GOTTLIEB MITTELBERGER'S

JOURNEY

TO

PENNSYLVANIA

IN THE YEAR 1750

AND

RETURN TO GERMANY

IN THE YEAR 1754,

CONTAINING

NOT ONLY A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY ACCORDING TO
ITS PRESENT CONDITION, BUT ALSO A DETAILED ACCOUNT
OF THE SAD AND UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES OF
MOST OF THE GERMANS THAT HAVE EMIGRATED,
OR ARE EMIGRATING TO THAT COUNTRY.



Translated from the German
BY
CARL THEO. EBEN,
Member of the German Society of Pennsylvania.



Philadelphia;
JOHN JOS. McVEY.

1898.


Copyright, 1898,
by
JOHN JOS. McVEY.

IN rendering G. Mittelberger's Reise nach Pennsylvanien Into English, it has been the translator's aim to reproduce the author's work with the greatest possible accuracy consistent with grammatical correctness, photographing, as it were, the quaint and naive language of the original, although at the sacrifice of elegant diction. In a few instances, where it seemed necessary to make the author's meaning clear, a word or brief remark has been added to the text in brackets [], or a note at the foot of the page.

TO THE


MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE AND

LORD,


CARL,


DUKE OF WÜRTEMBERG AND TECK, COUNT OF
MÖMPELGARDT, LORD OF HEIDENHEIM AND
JUSTINGEN, ETC., KNIGHT OF THE
GOLDEN FLEECE, AND FIELD-
MARSHAL-GENERAL OF THE
LAUDABLE SWABIAN CIRCLE,
ETC.


TO MY MOST GRACIOUS PRINCE

AND LORD


DEDICATES IN DEEPEST SUBMISSION

IN ITS NOW IMPROVED FORM

THE PRESENT HUMBLE PUBLICATION

WHICH

YOUR ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCELY HIGHNESS

HAS GRACIOUSLY DEIGNED TO PERUSE

PARTLY

IN MANUSCRIPT,

AND

COMMENDS HIMSELF TO A CONTINUANCE

OF YOUR HIGH

PRINCELY GRACE AND FAVOR.


GOTTLIEB MITTELBERGER.


Chapters (not listed in original)
  • Preface: Esteemed Reader
  • Part 1: Journey to Pennsylvania in America
  • Part 2: Description of the Land Pennsylvania


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Original:

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Translation:

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