8vo, pp. [viii], 183. Engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page. Uncut in muslim (little worn along the hinge) backed boards and paper label. A very good, untrimmed, copy. Imprints 29468. Contains sketches of 80 writers including Maria Edgeworth, Mary (Wollstonecraft) Godwin, Charlotte Lennox, Hannah More, Catherine Macauley, Helen Maria Williams, etc. Anna Maria Lee (1803-1838) was the first wife of Rev. Jason Lee of the Oregon mission. Reverend Jason Lee, pioneer Methodist missionary, was born on June 28, 1803 in Stanstead, Quebec. After his ordination in 1834, Jason Lee and his nephew, Daniel Lee, journeyed overland to Oregon to serve the Flathead Indians. It was soon decided to abandon the Flathead mission and establish a new mission in the Willamette Valley. Jason returned east in 1838 to justify his decision and recruit reinforcements for the Willamette mission, as well as missions at The Dalles and Clatsop plains. In 1843, Jason Lee participated in the founding of Oregon's provisional government and Willamette University, but was relieved of his missionary post in 1844. Jason Lee married Anna Maria Pittman (d. 1838)
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