The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945

Book Reviews

great an opportunity and obligation in this matter as the
anthropologist.
R. L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
BOOK NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Association has received from the editor, Edgar Ewing
Brandon, Dean Emeritus of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,
a book entitled A Pilgrimage of Liberty: A Contemporary
Account of the Triumphal Tour of General Lafayette Through
the Southern and Western States in 1825, as Reported by the
Local Newspapers.
This volume covers the third period of Lafayette's tour of
the United States from August 15, 1824, to September 8,
1825. The editor says that, on account of the peculiar sig-
nificance and interest of the tour of the South and the West,
he presents this part as the first installment of the work.
Three other volumes covering the first, second, and fourth
periods are in preparation.
The journey of the illustrious Frenchman was a round of
pageantry. Dean Brandon traveled over the route, visited the
houses where Lafayette lodged, traversed the streets over
which the parades passed, and omitted no opportunity for per-
sonal inspection of every detail of the visit. Contemporary
newspapers have been searched for information and furnished
valuable aid. Without doubt a very careful and very extensive
compilation of the progress of the journey has been made. The
book has 487 pages including notes, a bibliography, and ex-
cellent maps of the itinerary.
The first sentence of The Providence Oath of Allegiance and
Its Signers by Richard Le Baron Bowen is of interest to all
who are on the alert for materials having to do with the past.
"Among the original manuscripts in the library of Frederick
Stanhope Peck, Esquire, of Barrington, Rhode Island, is a 291-
year-old document of great historical importance to Rhode
Island, especially to Providence." This document is the Provi-
dence Oath of Allegiance, 1651-2.
The author points out that this Oath of Allegiance to the

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