The Merchant of Manchac - The Letterbooks of John Fitzpatrick by Margaret Fisher Dalrymple
The Merchant of Manchac is a collection of letters from John Fitzpatrick, who was exiled from Louisiana in 1769 and settled in the small British settlement Manchac establishing himself as a trader and planter, to his customers, suppliers, and friends describing the river trade, growth of Manchac as a center for British contraband trade between British West Florida and Louisiana, and the disruptions brought by the American Revolution. This book is a source of firsthand information about the development of colonial Louisiana and the period of British ascendancy on the Gulf Coast.
This hardcover book is in very good condition with minor imperfections to the cover. Pages in good condition with owner’s stamps inside.
ISBN 10: 0807102687 / ISBN 13: 9780807102688
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication Date: 1978