J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
from Letters from an American Farmer
from Letter I: "Introduction"
from Letter II: "On the Situation, Feelings, and Pleasures of an American Farmer"
from Letter III: "What Is an American?"
from Letter IX: "Description of Charles Town; Thoughts on Slavery; on Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene"
from Letter V: "Customary Education and Employment of the Inhabitants of Nantucket"
from Letter XII: "Distresses of a Frontier Man"