"The only account of an eye-witness and a participator in the enterprise, of the first attempt to form a settlement on the Pacific under the stars and stripes."--Editor's pref. to Amer. ed. 1854. Forms the basis of Irving's Astoria. Prepared for press from author's notes with the assistance of M. Bibaud. cf. Thwaites, Early western travels, v. 6, p. 15; and Bibaud, Le panthéon canadien.