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Ray Swick

Ray Swick, the historian of the West Virginia State Park System, is based at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. He is the co-editor of A Journey through the West: Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal from Delaware to the Mississippi Territory.

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A Journey through the West
Thomas Rodney’s 1803 Journal from Delaware to the Mississippi Territory
By Thomas Rodney
· Edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Thomas Rodney as a land commissioner and a territorial judge in the newly formed Mississippi Territory. Rodney’s edited and annotated journal, presented in complete form for the first time, is both a travel adventure and a colorful glimpse into the life of his day.

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