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"A Stitch in Time -or- Yankee Doodle's Progress"

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Identifier: MS-0867
Abstract

This two-act satire, entitled "A Stitch in Time -or- Yankee Doodle's Progress," is narrated by Poor Richard and stars a young man named Yankee Doodle. It begins in 1775 on Sir Lott of Pott's Virginia plantation and goes on to depict portions of the Revolutionary War and the hardships of life (particularly those faced by women and African-Americans) in early America.

Dates: undated

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1549
Abstract

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

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