Handwritten Copy of the Song's Stanzas: "America, Commerce and Freedom," With First Line: 'How blighted the life the Sailor leads." Written By: Susana Rowson, 1794, [n.d.].

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From: Susana Rowson. "America, Commerce, and Freedom," composed by A. Reinagle (Philadelphia: Carr's Musical Repository, 1794). Confirmed in: Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation. Edited by Susan L. Roberson. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1998, p. 96.

For the stanzas, see: Nason, Elias. A Memoir of Mrs. Susanna Rowson, with elegant and illustrative extracts from her writings in prose and poetry. Albany, N. Y., : J. Munsell, 1870, p. 137-138. Stanzas available from HathiTrust :

Format: Manuscript Transcribed
Language: English
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