Columbus, Oh. 1842. 192pp. Original half cloth. Hinges cracked. Stained and foxed. Near good. Item #WRCAM26587
Champlin was no more than twenty-one years old when he published this autobiography. He had already been licensed as a "public exhorter" in the Methodist church, and his work is full of religious admonitions and warnings against evil companions. He traveled over parts of east and middle Tennessee on preaching tours; and he made a trip to Boston, going across Virginia to Norfolk and then by water, returning through the Erie Canal and across Ohio and Kentucky. As would be expected, Champlin's comments on people are better than his descriptions of places. The chief value of the book is its reflection of the treatment and experiences of a blind traveler. HOWES C282. KAPLAN 997.