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History Invented: A Con Man Reports on the Colonists

“John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth” was an Englishman who traveled through North Carolina and other places before and during the Revolution.  He later published his observations on the unruly colonists in a lively and well-written book called A Tour in the United States of America, which is often quoted or excerpted in the accounts of other […]

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