The Pioneers

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The Pioneers
The Sources of the Susquehanna
A Descriptive Tale
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
Published by Charles Wiley.
J. Seymour, Printer



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

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).