For those of you, like me, who are simply amazed that a 15 year old young man could find his way to Illinois solo, I have a treat for you. Amherst now has a Facebook page. His journal entries will be updated daily. Please “like” his page to follow him down the Erie Canal all the way to Illinois. Read about life in a mid-nineteenth century rural western town.
I love reading historical diaries! I just finished the diary of Samuel Pepys so I am happy to have this diary of another Alden to turn to. Thanks, Glenn Alden